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“Amazing and educational”

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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“Amazing and educational”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

A great place to understand both the cotton indutry and how your car is built. Very facinating. I was there for about 2 hours and had to leave because it was closing time. Could have spent another hour or so! Must visit type of museum!

Visited December 2013
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“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

We went this Dec 2013, it was simply amazing! Two floors of Toyota Cars from the pre war era. It was an experience plus there is a shop for souvenirs. It was great

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“Making Cotton Before Making Cars”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

When I read that this was the number one rated attraction in Nagoya I skipped right over it. I had no interest in seeing the evolution of Toyota automobiles. We ended up here because the concierge recommended it. If you share this same sentiment, please keep reading.

This Museum is amazing. I think that it is worth visiting more than once, otherwise, I wish that there was a book for sale in the gift shop. I was completely fascinated by Mr. Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Group and the inventor of the Type G automatic loom (if this sounds unfamiliar, I suggest a Google search). He is the father of "the spirit of being studios and creative".

It is very well laid out, and divided into two main sections--his weaving devices, biography, and history and the Toyota automobile history. As you enter you'll find the history of the property that the factory is built on, a model display case of it, and a short video before entering the weaving loom display. In the weaving looms room there are so many automatic looms spinning cotton to make threads--everything from rough to extremely fine. You'll see how thread is made and then used to create fabric. I have a whole new appreciation for things made of cotton.

The staff was amazing. They gave me a personal tour and tried their hardest to speak English. They walked me through all the machines and even allowed me to take a sample of the very fine cotton that looked like ice cream. All of the looms, all the automatic ones, the cotton spinner machines, everything, it is absolutely incredible. The fact that a Museum of this caliber exists is incredible, and you only pay $5 or $6? The best money you'll ever spend.

The Toyota automobile manufacturing side of the museum is very nice also, although, it was the loom section of this Museum that won it five stars.

My only disappointment with this Museum was that there was no decent souvenir that I could take away. The gift shop had majority Toyota automobile novelty type things. I was looking for a history book or biography of Sakichi Toyoda, a brass Type G keychain or souvenir thing, or anything else that had to do with the loom side of things.

I hope that you enjoy this factory as much as I did! It was an incredible find.

Visited December 2013
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“interesting industrial museum”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

If you have knowledge on mechanical engineering, it would be a great experience to visit the museum, especially the automobile manufacturing section. Otherwise, it may not be a must see.

It is very easy to get to the museum. You can just walk there from nagoya station, it takes about 15 min. Alternatively, you can take the sightseeing bus (200 yen for each ride) which stops at all major attractions in nagoya (including nagoya station), it will take you right to the entrance of the museum.

Visited December 2013
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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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