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Tokugawa Art Museum

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Address: 1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya 461-0023, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 52-935-6262
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30

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Very interesting museum

This museum is mostly about a young woman from Nagoya that was married to a Tokugawa shogun during the later years of the eco period. There are a lot of artifacts in the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Netanya, Israel
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is mostly about a young woman from Nagoya that was married to a Tokugawa shogun during the later years of the eco period. There are a lot of artifacts in the museum, worth a visit!

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Queensland, Australia
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so looking forward to visiting this museum after doing research on things to do in Nagoya. As a history buff, the hype and information on the web was irresistible. With over 1000 historical items in their collection, including several suits of armour worn by Ieyasu Tokugawa himself, we thought wow this place is certainly worth checking out and... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unique, with large exhibits, of one of Japan's most (historically) important families. I have been the 4 times and I do not tire of the impact and beauty of the displys. It is not the largest museum but it is my favorite.. and I have been to hundreds of museums around the world. walk slow when you go.

Thank reallyhungryguy
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a late addition to our itinerary as we thought it was going to rain. Together with the gardens (see other review) it turned out to be the highlight of our day. The museum has some amazing exhibits from the Tokugawa period and they are mostly in extraordinary condition. It is easy to imagine a samurai striding through the... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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482 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great building with beautiful vistas out to the garden and grounds. Some highly informative displays about life in the palace. Also some first class exhibits including the scrolls. Some are copies but still marvellous. Combine this visit with a walk round the stunningly good gardens.

Thank AUSTIN l
Sydney, Australia
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140 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

this museum was just outstanding. All displays minimalistic in the Japanese way. Samurai costumes on display were amazing.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum, with English descriptions. Not too big, not too small, just fine to keep good memories.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

A relatively small museum but interesting. The only disappointing thing was the lack of detail about the Tokugawa family. I expected to see more family artifacts and more on samurai.

Thank Annie H
Hong Kong, China
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142 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Impressive collections, some even being passed down from the first shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. This private museum was founded in 1931 by the 19th head of the Owari Tokugawa family for the preservation of the priceless treasures being inherited through centuries.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was dissapointed because I came for the Genji scrolls, having read the book. They were not on display and it is unclear if they would ever be. The other items are well displayed. It is poignant to think that this was the most powerful family in Japan for over 250 years (covering from the reign of James 1st to... More 

Thank Pete026

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