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Tokugawa Art Museum
Situated in the city of Nagoya, Tokugawa Art Museum is a private museum, which contains a collection of the personal affairs of the Tokugawa family, including articles of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of the Edo period who reigned Japan from the end of the 15th century to the end of the 16th century. There are many precious articles that tell us how this famous family lived. Among all their belongings, the picture scroll of the Tale of Genji is in fact a national treasure! On top of that, the main building and the south collection room are built in 1932. You can still see the beautiful architecture that was popular at the time. In fact, it is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Building in 1997.
- 1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from the south exit of Ozone Station on JR Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed: Monday (If Monday is a holiday, it is closed on the next day)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 min
- Admission fee
- Adults 1,200 yen, High school and university students 700 yen, Children (7-14 years old) 500 yen
- Other Information
- * Wi-Fi available
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Valuable collection including national treasures
Inside this museum, there are more than 10,000 articles of Ieyasu Tokugawa and the Tokugawa family. On top of that, there are nine national treasures including the picture scroll of the Tale of Genji and 59 important cultural properties. You will be surprised by how many valuable articles are there and the quality of these articles.
Reconstructed Ninomaru Palace
In the permanent exhibition room in this museum, you can see a reconstruction of a part of Ninomaru Palace. Ninomaru Palace is inside the Nagoya Castle, which is one of the three biggest castles in Japan. In addition to the art pieces, the space, where those pieces are exhibited, is also truthfully reproduced. Therefore, you can observe how the palace looked like back in the day.
Situated right next to Tokugawa Art Museum, Tokugawa-en is a Japanese garden built inside the house of the feudal lord who governed this territory in the 16th century. Beautiful lakes and waterfalls are located inside the garden. You can also enjoy the flowers of each season including cherry blossoms in spring.