Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology: Where You Can See The History of Toyota Motors

Chubu Tour Nagoya 2019.09.01
Nagoya Travel Highlights! If you're in Nagoya, stop by at the Toyota Commemorative Museum, the dream of automobile manufacturing that started as a textile factory where the history of Toyota cars is on display!


Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. was born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
That's the reason why Nagoya has a strong image of Toyota cars.
With the name of the city being Toyota, that makes it even obvious.
  • Let us introduce you to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.
    They display the history of Toyota Motors. 
    Did you know that Toyota was originally a company that manufactured machines?
    In 1926, Toyota Sakichi founded the company in Nagoya, and it was a company that had a reputation in manufacturing machines for textiles, and was called Toyota's  'Magic Loom'.
  • For that reason, this museum exhibits the weaving machines that people actually used in those days.
  • This display is a reproduction of the automobile manufacturing site at that time.
    The museum is built where the textile factory was and been changed into a modern industrial heritage in Japan, contributing to Japan's industrial modernization.
  • Photo Sourced from Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

    The memorial hall is divided into 'Textile Machinery Hall' and 'Automotive Hall'.
    The Textile Machine Hall is a space where weaving machines are displayed, and the Automobile Hall is a space where typical cars of Toyota are displayed!
  • In addition, you can see Toyota's first prototype car (made in 1936) and the first crown (made in 1955), as well as the hybrid car Prius ... you can see the car's technological development at a glance.

    If you are planning a trip to Nagoya, please stop by at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.
    Also note that the Toyota Museum, which is mainly based on automobile displays, is another building!

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Basic Info
NameToyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Address4-chōme-1-35 Noritakeshinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 451-0051
StationSako Station
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