[From Novemberber Issue 2014]
This memorial museum utilizes the Meiji era factory where Toyota first originated. A total of 13 buildings and artifacts were designated in 2007 by the Japanese government as part of the country’s Industrial Modernization Heritage. Starting with the invention of the weaving loom and including its endeavors with domestic automobile production, it’s possible to learn about the company’s history. A violin performance by the Partner Robot, which made its debut at the Shanghai Expo, is also popular. Because there are cafes and kids’ areas, both children and adults can enjoy the facility all day long.
Access: Three minute walk from Sako Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line
Admission: Adults 500 yen / junior and senior high school students 300 yen / elementary school students 200 yen
Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (admission until 4:30 p.m.)
Days museum is closed: Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), year-end, and New Year’s holidays
Text: KAWARATANI Tokiko