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Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Ranked #1 of 334 things to do in Nagoya
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great experience”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The museum was the original red brick factory of Toyota, manufacturing automatic loom. The museum divided into 2 main sections, automatic loom and automobile. It's amazing to learn the evolution of the automation from early years till modern computerized machine.

There are quite a number of vintage cars displayed at the automobile sections. The museum provide very comprehensive information and displays from technology, safety and manufacturing process.

There are also children area where kids can make their own model car and token for souvenir. The guide were very patience and English instructions will be provided.

There is also a large children play area section outside the exhibit hall where kids can experiment and drive mini cart for 1-2hours while you enjoy your coffee at nearby cafe. Don't miss it if you bring your children along.

Visited December 2013
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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“Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a must see if you are in the Nagoya region.
It was a great surprise to us as visitors to find out that Mr. Sakichi Toyoda who is often referred to as the father of the Japanese industrial revolution, invented numerous weaving devices. His most famous invention was the automatic power loom. The automatic loom patent was sold to Platt Brothers & Co., Ltd. of the UK.
In 1932 and with the money his son established the automotive industry,septic's thought that neither of these enterprises would ever work in Japan!
There are two sections: first the textile pavilion, then the automotive pavilion. In the textile pavilion, they have beautifully preserved looming and weaving machines that are still functioning. If you ask an attendant, they would be glad to demonstrate. They all speak good English. The automotive pavilion was amazing. It went through the history of Toyota in very well laid out format. It was very educational. If you are interested in cars, this is the place to learn all about how engines work. There are working models to show how they work and very technical explanations. There are videos and a hands-on learning area for children.

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

20 minute walk from Nagoya station and you will arrive at this large and very informative museum - the whole place smacks of quality............Toyota quality! As you would expect there are excellent displays (some interactive) and hosted by friendly, helpful staff who gave brief demonstrations were possible. The textile/weaving building (yes I thought Toyota where only cars) was without doubt the best part of the museum, that said the automobile building was also impressive too. Allow a t least half a day for your visit, a full day would be better if you can spare the time. Not the best cafe and restaurant but adequate is within the buildings, so you should not starve or be thirsty.

Visited October 2013
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Northfield, New Jersey
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“Best Museum Ever”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I loved this museum. It was detailed enough for a car nut and yet provided hands on display for children. The entire beginning of the museum was dedicated to Toyoda's early work in weaving and textiles which I did not even know before arriving. It was amazing. I rented the English speaking headset for the tour but found that I did not need it. The displays all had English intepretations. If you are in Nagoya, don't miss this museum.

Visited October 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Very Educational”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This museum is surprisingly very interesting. It tells the life of the founder and son of Toyota automobiles. Must see...great exhibits.

Visited October 2013
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