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“This Place Deserves Some Time”

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Ranked #1 of 334 things to do in Nagoya
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“This Place Deserves Some Time”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I am usually good for a couple of hours at a museum, but after two and a half hours at this one, I still had lots I wanted to see. Unfortunately, I had to leave at closing time. I thought the museum would be basically an auto museum, but I was mistaken. Much of my time was spent in the textile part of the museum. I have an interest in textiles, so I was delighted to discover how a cotton gin works, what ramie looks like and how it's used, and how cotton gets from the bale to the pillow case. The textile exhibit is massive, and presenters guide you along and invite you to touch and to try things for yourself. Between the textile section and the auto section is the machine tool area, with a casting, forging, and cutting demonstration. The automobile exhibit is amazing, with a detailed assembly line, examples of Toyotas, beginning with the very first model with its classy front grille, and much more. I just didn't have time. Before closing, the museum starts playing Auld Lang Syne. Time to go. Hey! I'd love to go back! It's only 500 yen! Great value for money.

Visited April 2013
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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“But Where Are the Cars?”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Toyoda made his name and money in the textile machinery trade so a significant portion of the display is devoted to that. Probably not what people go there expecting to see. Some cars were on display and a range of manufacturing machinery which were accessible by push-button for the visitor to operate. The area of the display which were absent were the experimental prototype ideas. The other great disappointment was the gift shop. Lollies, sweet treats and model cars of many and various makes were in abundance (a few were Toyotas). They sold a couple of T-shirts but not much of anything for a Toyota fan. Not me, my father who has owned nothing but Toyotas since 1976. Not even a monument to the Corolla (world best seller if I'm not wrong).

Visited April 2013
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Toyota, Japan
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“Okay if you like cars”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

A great place to learn about the history of Toyota Motors Corporation but the thing that I found most interesting is the antique cars from all around the word. These cars are just beautiful!

Visited March 2013
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“Great English Tour and Exhibition”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

If it is convenient for you, go on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm for the roughly 90 minute English speaking tour. Our guide spoke perfect English and was very informative. They hit all of the key points of the museum and the best part is that it is included in the 500Y entry fee. This place is really a steal for 500Y and as an engineer, it is a great deeply technical exhibition. This would also be a great place to bring kids.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Very interesting for engineering buffs and children”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

This museum features the growth of Toyota as a weaving machine and automobile manufacturer. They have an outstanding hands-on children's section. It was a little to engineering focused for me, but my husband loved it.

Visited March 2013
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