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Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

AICHI Toyota Industry and history nestled in natural beauty

Industry and history nestled in natural beauty

Though Toyota is named after one of the biggest automobile companies in the world and is a center of Japanese industry, the area abounds with stunning scenery and astounding views all year round.

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  • See the future of industry at Toyota
  • Step back in time with a trip to the samurai city of Okazaki
  • The beauty of Korankei

How to Get There

Toyota-shi Station is connected to Nagoya City by the Meitetsu train line and Tsurumai subway line. The journey takes around one hour.

The Tsurumai Line becomes the overground Meitetsu Toyota Line after Akaike.


Industrial force

With the city changing its name from Koromo to reflect the importance of its largest company, The Toyota Motor Corporation looms large over life in Toyota. One fantastic way to see the influence and prosperity that the company has brought to the area is to visit the Toyota Kaikan Museum .

The company is also the sponsor of the city's stadium, a venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and home of local soccer team Nagoya Grampus. Sports fans will not want to miss the electric atmosphere of the games at Toyota Stadium.

History and beauty hand in hand

The nearby city of Okazaki is a haven for those with an interest in samurai history, with its castle the birthplace of the great shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Take in the view from the top of the castle keep, meet ‘samurai warriors' within the grounds, or walk in the warlord's footsteps around the adjoining park, ranked as one of Japan's top 100 cherry blossom sites.

Autumnal grace and fabulous festival

In fall, head for Korankei Gorge in Toyota City during November's Korankei Maple Festival to see the 4,000 maple trees as they turn to a vibrant red. Possibly one of the most beautiful of autumn views in the entire Chubu region.

Located in the mountains east of Toyota, Yuya hot springs offers an attractive, authentic townscape nestled in the hillside. Nearby is Mt. Horaiji , an area of unspoiled natural beauty and tranquil spiritualism.

Whether hiking to the top of the Mt. Horaiji or just half way up to Horaiji Temple, with its vistas of the valley below, listen carefully for the distinctive ‘bu-po-so' calls of the Eurasian scops owl.

Step back in time

Though Toyota is the epitome of modern Japanese manufacturing, at Sanshu Asuke Yashiki near Korankei Gorge, learn how things used to be done. With a step back in time, this open-air museum demonstrates the handiworks of yesterday, including the production of paper umbrellas, bamboo handicrafts, and weaving.

After watching the masters at work, put your own skills to the test by making straw sandals or weaving bamboo.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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