Tokugawa Art Museum

Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya: Hours, Address, Tokugawa Art Museum Reviews: 4/5

Tokugawa Art Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,191 contributions
Expensive but worth the stop
Jan 2020
While the Tokugawa Art Museum doesn't have much in quantity of what is on display, it has nine items that are designated as national treasures which includes 12th century handscrolls. The items that have been passed down in the Owari Tokugawa family are nicely displayed with good English explanations. The 1500 yen admission is still a bit high though.
Written January 27, 2020
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yshargal
Haifa, Israel417 contributions
Very good
Nov 2019
I strongly recommend this museum, specially if you are interested in Japanese history.
It has a very good collection of all items of the 17th century.
Written November 23, 2019
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Bruce H
Brisbane Region, Australia82 contributions
Samurai history and culture
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Museum has a wide selection of Samurai arms and armor as well as broader Japanese art. We learned that the Japanese take their culture and history very seriously and are rightly proud of their traditions. Nagoya is a beautiful place that needs longer than a few hours to inspect. It was worth the tour and gives us reason to visit again for a longer stay to immerse in the friendliness of the locals.
Written May 23, 2019
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faithlu
Puerto Princesa, Philippines57 contributions
Samurais and Japanese History
Aug 2018 • Couples
We were able to tour this museum for several hours and got alot of inspiration mainly from the structural built of the place. The rich history of the samurai in the early period of Japan brought insights to tourists such as myself. After touring around the building, we did stopped by a garden cafe few steps down the exit path. It was a unique experience
Written April 21, 2019
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John Maruyama
Calgary, Canada26 contributions
Cultural Experience
Apr 2019 • Solo
Museum houses artifacts from the Tokugawa Shogun era including a black armour suit, katana, wakizashi, and tanto. A very enjoyable walk back into history when samurai served their lords in Japan. Use the free Nagoya Guide service. No need to book expensive tours. Be sure to treat your English speaking guide to lunch or dinner as a small token of thanks.
Written April 15, 2019
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Raffy K
Angeles City, Philippines24 contributions
Educational tour
Mar 2019 • Business
We were able to visit this place just as the cherry blossoms were blooming. The museum is a great place to learn about Japanese culture. The swords were very interesting if you are in to that thing. If your kids like playing with doll houses they will surely enjoy this place.
Written March 27, 2019
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Silvirin T
Jurong, Singapore57 contributions
If u are into Samurai and sword come here!
Aug 2018 • Solo
Fascinated by the displays of Samurai armors and swords, there's other things like scrolls and household items as well..outside this building there's a beautiful garden on the right side of it.

Its best to allocate about 2hrs here so u can take your own sweet time to immerse yourself into the artifacts and strolling around in the garden.
Written October 24, 2018
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shopping74
Tokyo, Japan6,346 contributions
What is Daimyo Samurai Era?
Jun 2018 • Business
Masterpiece of collections are displayed thanks to the donation from Marquis Tokugawa clan Owari Tokugawa family. The collection holds more them 10,000 artworks, the Tokugawa Clan, Three Houses of Tokugawa Clan, which reigned during the Edo period.
Arms and armor is the symbol of entrance. Daimyo's tea rooms are so beautiful. These displays are all daimyo's palace so the status itself is the highest samurai class. They are so elegant, sophisticated from 17th century to the 19th century,
Written October 6, 2018
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ryanteo
Guangzhou, China7,796 contributions
Great historical tour
May 2018 • Couples
This museum was opened in 1935 after being donated by the Tokugawa family. It has 10,000 artworks, eg. bequests, treasures, etc., with great variety, quality and thoughtful preservation.

There are 9 displays being designated as National Treasures, 59 objects being designated as Important Cultural Properties and 46 artworks selected as Important Art Objects.

A highly recommended attraction for historical and cultural followers.

Admission fee: 1400 yen
Open hours: 10 am to 5 pm (admission till 4:30 pm)
Closed: every Monday
(Open on Mondays that fall on National holiday, in which case it is closed on the following Tuesday. Also closed between late Dec and New Year period.)
Written June 7, 2018
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jacfrancoise
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
A must for Japanese history buffs!
Jan 2018 • Solo
This is a very well laid-out museum with clear explanations in English as well! From swords to artifacts and a section for the Genji Monogatari scroll, it is worth the trip. There is even a nice garden though we did not manage to complete walking around it as it was very cold in winter. The museum shop is great and I wish we could have spent more time there. There's a nice cafe and two restaurants to take a break at too!
Written February 23, 2018
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