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  • Nagoya City Science Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 2-17-1 Forest of art and science/In Shirakawa park
    This is a comprehensive science museum located in Nagoya City. The building is characteristic for its unique external appearance which seems to be embracing a giant sphere. The museum is largely composed of three main buildings, the Life Science Building, which features exhibits about the human body and life on earth, the Astronomy Building, which features astronomy and the mysteries of space, and the Science and Technology Building featuring exhibits related to science and physics. The sphere is actually the Brother Earth planetarium, the world’s largest which projects a large starry sky on the dome. There are also large exhibits popular with both children and adults such as a room with a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius where visitors can experience an aurora and a corner to experience an artificial tornado.
  • Museum Meiji-Mura
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Uchiyama 1
    This outdoor museum is located in Inuyama City. It displays a number of buildings from the Meiji period, the era that created the foundation for modern Japan, that have been transplanted from across the country. Located on a large hilly area facing Lake Iruka, the museum's numerous exhibits include buildings designed as national important cultural properties such as the former residence of Saigo Judo and the St. John's Church from Kyoto, railway monuments, and modern industrial heritages. The museum also features a number of hands-on facilities including one where visitors can ride on steam locomotives or a Kyoto street car and another where visitors can take commemorative photos dressed in fashionable Meiji era-style garb. Fees are required for some activities. Groups of 20 or more can play a real-world ''Game of Life'' that takes place over the entire village (reservation required).

    I got here late so couldn’t take my time to look at everything properly but the buildings were interesting and you could probably spend quite a few hours wandering around. Probably go on a weekend as...

  • SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Kinjoufutou 3-2-2
    This railroad museum located in the Minato Ward of Naogya City is based around the Tokaido Shinkansen yet also introduces high-speed rail technology in use from conventional trains to superconducting magnetic levitating trains (SCMaglev). The museum has 39 real train cars on display including the MLX01-type linear motor car that was displayed at Expo 2005 Aichi Japan, and visitors can even enter some of them. There is a railroad diorama and also numerous display corners where visitors can learn about train history and technology through exhibits. The Shinkansen and conventional train simulators (chosen by lottery) are very popular. There is also a very dynamic mini theater where visitors can experience a simulated world of a SCMaglev train cruising at a speed of 500 kilometers/hour.
  • Toyota Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nagakuteshi Yokomichi 41-100
    Opened in 1989 for the 50th anniversary of Toyota Motor, the museum has a main building and annex. You can easily learn about the history of the evolution of automobiles. There is a library inside where you can deepen your knowledge of automobiles. In addition, there is also a library for children with picture books of vehicles. The museum shop has plenty of original goods, and the restaurant has a menu centered on Western-style dishes. There are car-related reading materials even in the cafe, so you can spend a relaxing time there.

    長時間に渡って博物館見学をします、その合間にこちらのカフェでゆったりと 本を読みながらお茶をします。 すぐ隣には、お土産の売店もあり便利です。

  • Nagoya City Museum
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Mizuho-ku Mizuhotori 1-27-1
    A historical museum which first opened in 1977. The museums standing exhibit on the history of Owari Province presents the history of Nagoya from the Paleolithic to the modern era. The museum also holds special exhibitions featuring amazing cultural assets from Japan and around the world. In addition to its exhibits, the museum also holds lectures, workshops, and other events. The museum’s frequent hands-on historical seminars teach children even as they have fun. Night Museum events have also become a tradition and are packed with touches which help visitors enjoy an evening at the museum even more.

    We went to visit the museum today and several qualities made it a major disappointment. First, a wholly unfriendly staff. It had a very awkward atmosphere and we were followed closely by a guide who...

  • Arimatsu-Narumi Shiborikaikan
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Midori-ku Arimatsu 3008
    Located in the Arimatsu district of Midori Ward in Nagoya City, this facility was constructed with the objective of preserving and displaying “Arimatsu Shibori,” a traditional craft that has been passed down in the town of Arimatsu. In addition to displays on the history and technology of “Arimatsu Shibori,” the museum also explains the technology behind shibori in an easily understood way through a mix of exhibitions of actual production and lectures by traditional artisans. The facility also offers a reservation-only class in which participants can actually dye and then tie-dye garments such as handkerchiefs or aprons.

    To be honest, there are few traditional buildings and houses in Nagoya, because of the war damage of WW2 and the after war development. But here in Arimatsu, you will see traditional town of...

  • INAX MUSEUMS (LIXIL GROUP)
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Okueichou 1-130
    This cultural museum located in Tokoname City is operated by LIXIL Corporation. It features six facilities where visitors can learn the beauty of clay and pottery by experiencing their history and culture. The Tile Museum displays works of tile art from across the world. The Kiln Plaza* features a brick smoke stack and a large coal-fired kiln. Visitors can try their hand at tile art at the Tiling Workshop or making shiny clay balls at the popular Clay Works. The Architectural Terracotta Museum displays decorative works of terracotta from the Taisho to early Showa periods. Finally, the LIXIL Ceramics Lab conveys the spirit of craftsmanship. Japanese culture of manufacturing. *The Kiln Plaza is temporarily closed for retrofitting.
  • Inuyama City Cultural Museum, Karakuri Tenji-kan
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 8
    This is a museum located in Inuyama City which features displays on the history and cultural heritage of Inuyama City which is a castle town. In the main building is a diorama which recreates the Inuyama castle town as it was in the Edo period as well as displays about the cultural assets within the city. In the “Karakuri Tenji-kan” annex are displays of “karakuri” (mechanical dolls) riding in floats, performances by karakuri dolls, and a display of the production process for karakuri.
  • Antarctic research ship Fuji
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Minatomachi 1-9
    Anchored at the Port of Nagoya Garden Pier and open to the public, this Antarctic research ship is Japan’s first full-scale icebreaker. Visitors can tour the interior of the ship and the helicopter deck, and in the museum which is inside a former hangar is a diorama that recreates the appearance of an outdoor survey to introduce the nature of Antarctica and the significance of carrying out surveys. Visitors can experience the lifestyle of an Antarctic exploration through seeing the bridge, galley (kitchen), barbershop, and survey team’s bedrooms that were actually used during the voyages. The closest station is Nagoyako Station.
  • Mizkan Museum Mim
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Handashi Nakamurachou 2-6
    A hands on museum where visitors can learn about and enjoy the history of Mizkan vinegar production and food culture. The museum requires an advance reservation to view; a guided tour is provided. The museum is divided into different themes. First, the history of Mizkan vinegar production from the Edo period to modern times is introduced. The museum is full of interesting, interactive exhibits and clever ideas. The tour ends with an area where visitors can experience the wonders of foods with a focus on sushi and nabe hot pot. The museum also has a shop which sells unique original merchandise.

    I was taken here by my hosts. Luckily, I had a translator in Hebrew and English....cos the whole thing is written in Japanese and the guide gave the talk in Japanese. The place is a wonder...and...

  • World Children's Art Museum Okazaki
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Okachou Torido 1-1
    The world first fully-fledged art museum for children. The museum first opened in 1985 with the aim of cultivating in children a broad, international perspective and strong imagination. The artworks on display in the museum focus on pieces by children around the world and pieces created by famous artists during their childhood. The museum also has a standing exhibition of folk crafts, toys, and picture books from across the globe. The museum’s display rooms are divided into three themes—think, look, and create. The museum has been carefully designed so that children can learn and have fun. In the adjoining Parents and Children Art Center, painting and handicraft classes are held daily.

    Another place to let kids play. There are many activities to craft. Each room is dedicated to a different skill, where you buy a kit and the parents help as or if needed. The mushroom playground...

  • Toyota Kaikan
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    Toyota-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi
    This exhibition hall was built on the company premises in 1977 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Toyota Motors. It explains high-quality car manufacturing with Toyota’s production methods and the latest technologies concerning the environment and safety, and shows new Toyota and Lexus models. In addition, they also conduct factory tours with full-time staff (reservation required).
  • Electricity Museum
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 2-2-5
    The Electricity Museum is a technological museum sponsored by Chubu Electric Power where you can learn all about electricity which is now such an integral part of our lives. In the Discovering Electricity section on the second floor you can learn about the roots and workings of electricity, along with the history of scientists like Volta and Edison who achieved great things with regards to electricity. There are lots more things to do such as an area where you can experience for yourself some scientific wonders, and an area where you can learn all about energy through games. Admission is free. The nearest station is Fushimi Station.

    Funny and interesting museum if you are good speaker of japanese language My son enjoied though And its free.

  • Dondenkan
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    3.5
    56 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Higashikoken 62
    Dondenkan is a town development facility, or museum, located in Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture. It is home to four floats, each eight meters in height, which are paraded through the streets in the Inuyama Festival, one of the country’s Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. The floats exquisitely decorated in gold leaf and lacquer are an impressive sight. The building has been built to reproduce the town houses of the Inuyama castle town, complete with Japanese rooms and earthen floors. The second floor exhibition room displays models and materials relating to Inuyama Festival. It’s a place where you can really feel the thrilling festival atmosphere.

    Not been inside the museum but was lucky to see the festival floats in Inuyama during the festival. The festival takes place during the first weekend on April , every year. The floats are taken in...

  • Benten Salon
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nishioshi Isshikichousakushima Nishigawa 41
    Benten Salon is an old renovated house located on the remote island of Saku Island in Isshiki Town, Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture. It is used as a facility for promoting cultural exchange. The island which is the stage for the art project Mikawa and Saku Island Art Plan 21 is a natural art museum with contemporary pieces of art on display all over the island. The salon has rest areas, displays of artworks and displays on the history of the island making it a great place to use as a base for art or a picnic. Exhibitions and workshops are also held here several times a year.

    西港からすぐの場所にあり、休憩所にもなっている弁天サロン。 無料でお茶やお水を頂くこともでき、休憩できる広い畳のスペースもあります。 炎天下でアートピクニックに参加していたので、陽の光を防げる建物があるのはとても有難かったです。 屋内に佐久島アートピクニック⑤ 松岡徹 2003年製作 『西港歓迎太鼓』 のぞき箱作品。島の祭りに欠かせない勇壮な佐久島太鼓。旅人を歓迎する響きが聞こえてきそうです...

  • Seto-Gura Museum
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Setoshi Kurashochou 1-1
    The museum is located on the second and third floors of the Seto-Gura tourist facility, built on the old site of the Seto City Hall. Visitors can learn all about the history and culture surrounding Seto pottery which flourished here and became known as Seto-mono (pottery and porcelain). The museum houses displays which bring to life the work that was carried out at that time including a nostalgic reproduction of the original Owari Seto Station and streetcar, as well as a reproduction of a pottery workshop, called a moro, a coal fired kiln and chimney. There is also an area where you can enjoy some matcha green tea for a fee. A perfect place to relax after wondering around the museum. The nearest station is Owari Seto Station.

    The city has very limited buzz amid the reputation of being japan’s famous ceramic city... not much happenings, and this museum is a 15-minute in and out. Not much we can say. Store and products are...

  • Gamagori Network Research Center, Natural History Museum - Sea of Life
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Gamagorishi Minatomachi 17-17
    A natural history museum in Minato Town, Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture. With a focus on the sea as the source of life, visitors can learn about the history of the earth and living things through exhibits such as real meteorites and fossils. Among the exhibits tracing the evolution of ancient creatures from their birth out of the sea are lots of hands on displays including the world’s first digital globe where people can learn and have fun. The museum theater which shows short films is also popular. The full-body whale skeletal fossil in the first floor entrance was recognized as a new species in 2016.

    毎日何かしらの体験や講座があるので、いつも違い子供も楽しむことができる。特に夏休みは人気で子供たちも多い。化石も見ることができる。

  • Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Setoshi Minaminakanokirichou 81-2
    The center, located in Minaminakanokiri Town, Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, specializes in ceramics and glass art. It was opened in 1999 as a center to develop industries, arts and culture by making full use of the characteristic Seto-ware known as Seto-mono (pottery and porcelain). The Seto Ceramics & Glass Art Center consists of three buildings including the exhibition building with ceramics and glass art gallery, the workshop where visitors can see trainees at work, and the exchange building where pieces of work by craftsmen and trainees are displayed and sold, as well as a cafe. Visitors can also have a go at making their own pottery or glass art.

    新世紀工芸館の中の喫茶スペースです。入り口からですと階段を下っていったほうの展示スペースのほうにあります。ドリンクを飲むための器を自分で選択できるのが施設の特徴が生かされていていいと思います。メニューは割と普通です。

  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Hacchouchou Oukandori 69
    Hatcho Miso no Sato in Hatcho Town, Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, is owned by the Hatcho miso producer Kakukyu who have been making this kind of fermented soybean paste since the early Edo period. The black walled main building resembling a church and the storehouse built in 1927 have been designated as registered tangible cultural properties of Japan. In the old Meiji period storehouse now refurbished as an historical museum, visitors can see reproductions of how miso used to be made and the tools that were used. Visitors can also take a tour of the Hatcho Miso factory with guided tours available on weekends and national holidays. There is also a shop, an area to sample the miso, and a restaurant on site.

    Tried the ramen and it's good. But the miso Ice cream bun with azuki beans is dope! It's definitely a must try!!!! I had to eat it fast due to the miso tour starting soon. But I can't stop praising...

  • Kunizakari Sake no Bunkakan Museum
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Handashi Higashihonmachi 2-24
    The Kunizakari Sake no Bunkkan Museum is a corporate museum created by Nakano Sake Brewery in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture. The building has been used to produce sake for 200 years until 1972. The museum has exhibits on sake and the history of Handa, a display where sake brewing is introduced through Japanese paper mannequins, and displays showing the tools used in sake brewing. Visitors can gain useful insights and learn all about the production of sake. There is also a sake tasting corner where visitors can sample sake and plum wine, and there is also a shop.

    We had no idea there were so many delicious flavours and types of sake! This museum has an excellent English video and many displays to explain how sake is made.

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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