The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology showcases the history and cultural importance of one of the region’s most important companies, from its beginnings as a textile machinery manufacturer to its modern-day industrial superpower status.
The museum is just a 20-minute walk from Nagoya Station, and the first stop on the Me-guru Nagoya Sightseeing Bus route.
English-language tours are at 2 p.m and 3:15 p.m. and last 45 minutes
Set in an old redbrick building that was once part of the company’s textile factory, the The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is a fun and interesting exploration into the history and future of the Toyota company.
Technoland is a hands-on interactive experience in the development of textiles and automobiles. Kids particularly enjoy peddling the Virtual Weaving Machine, driving around the Techno Circuit and getting blown away by the wind tunnel.
Whether you take an English-speaking tour or wander around by yourself, learn about the fascinating way in which technology shaped the world and how industry developed, from its humble beginnings to modern robotics.
Automobile aficionados will definitely want to catch Aichi’s other Toyota museums. The Toyota Kaikan Museum in the city of Toyota is an enthralling tour through a working automobile plant.
If you prefer your cars with a few miles on the clock, you’ll enjoy the Toyota Automobile Museum and its exhibition of cars from Japan, Europe and the United States from the late 19th Century up to the 1960s.