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  • Nagoya City Archives
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Shirakabe 1-3
    This public archives building built in 1922 was used as the site for the former courthouse, and in addition to exhibiting materials concerning Nagoya’s municipal government, items connected to the courthouse are regularly on display. Inside the spectacular Neo-Baroque-style building made of brick and granite sights such as the stairwell with its beautiful stained-glass windows and the magnificent restored conference hall are not to be missed. Visitors can also tour a reproduced courtroom under the old Meiji Constitution and a prisoner lock-up area. The guided tours of the building provided by the staff are also popular. The building is a five-minute walk from Higashi Ote Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.

    Entrance is free. When you step inside, you would be greeted by the Neo Baroque Space central staircase. Fascinating. Saw a couple taking their wedding photos with this staircase as the background...

  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Money Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Akatsukachou 25
    This is a company museum of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in Nagoya. The museum exhibits and introduces approximately 10,000 currencies including money from Japan as well as other countries around the world. There are exhibits that allow visitors to learn about the history of Japan’s money from its first circulated coinage (Wado kaichin) to modern paper notes, as well as exhibits on world currencies including ancient China’s shell money and European gold and silver coins. The museum also possesses important ukiyo-e works such as Utagawa Hiroshige’s “Fifty-three Stages on the Tokkaido” and introduces them with displays and exhibitions. Admission is free.
  • Sanshu Asuke Yashiki
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou Imori 36
    This tourist site in Asuke Town, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, was opened in 1980 with the idea to reproduce the old-fashioned way of Japanese life and keep alive traditional handicrafts. Visitors can catch a glimpse of how farmers used to live from the time of the Meiji period to around 1955 in the thatched roof building resembling an old farmhouse. Visitors can see live demonstrations of handicrafts which were prevalent in the area such as making charcoal, blacksmithing, paper making, and weaving, etc. And people can also have a go at some of the handicrafts such as bamboo work and indigo dyeing.
  • Toyohashi City Futagawa Syuku Honjin Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Toyohashishi Futagawachou Nakamachi 65
    This history museum located in Futagawa Town, Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, exhibits materials related to the prosperous Futagawa Shuku which was the 33rd of 53 post town stations along the Tokaido Road (Edo-Kyoto highway in Edo-period Japan). Permanent exhibitions include the Tokaido Road, the Futagawa Shuku, and Honjin (an officially appointed inn), with displays connected to the theme of roads in the Edo period. Through the use panel exhibits, historical artifacts and videos, the museum introduces in an easy-to-understand way such things as what travelers wore at the time, the formation of Futagawa Shuku, Honjin, and the daimyo's procession. Visitors can also see the adjoining former Honjin and stables, and the remains of the inn.

    visited this museum with a cousin living in Japan. Terrific displays, interesting building, some interactive activities for children. Some displays have English translations.Well worth a visit...

  • Miso Park Hatoya
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    Aichi Pref. Nishioshi Honmachi 21-1
    A miso and soy sauce theme park run by the long-established miso and soy sauce producer, Hattoya, founded in 1861. In the park is a natural food buffet restaurant with a focus on miso dishes, a bar refurbished like a 100 year old storehouse, and a warehouse shop selling the well-aged soybean miso ‘sannen jikomi’ and other seasonings, etc. Other popular things to do include tours of the miso storehouses and vats that have been used for a very long time, and visitors can also have a go at making miso too. The nearest station is Nishio Station.
  • Tokoname Tounomori Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Segichou 4-203
    A complex located in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. The complex is comprised of three facilities-a museum which contains exhibits on Tokoname ware, a ceramics research institute which displays Tokoname ware dating all the way back to the late Heian period, and a training studio for aspiring ceramics artists. Frequented by ceramics-lovers, the museum also holds special exhibitions.

    地味ですが、常滑陶器の歴史、時代とともに移り行く常滑焼の甕が時代順に並べられていて、先人達の苦労と努力が窺えます。

  • Toyota City Kindai no Sangyo to Kurashi Hakkenkan Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Kitamachi 4-45
    A cultural facility housed in the former Aichi Prefecture No. 9 Sericulture Control Branch Office, a nationally designated Cultural Property. Here visitors can learn about the unique cultural features of Toyota City through exhibits covering the history of local modern industry, including garabo spinning machines, mining, and ceramics. The museum also conducts a variety of events and special exhibits, and is visited by many families with children.

    ラグビーの試合を見に豊田スタジアムに行く時に、まだ時間に余裕があったので豊田市駅から豊田スタジアムに行く道の途中にあるこの近代くらし発見館に寄りました。昔の養蚕の様子が詳しく展示されており、どうやって生糸の太さを量っていたかを初めて知りました。

  • Toyotashi Mingei-kan
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Hiratobashichou Haiwa 86-100
    A folk craft museum located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The museum has three themed areas focusing on clothing, food, and shelter and is also adjoined by a Ceramics Museum and the Tea Arbor Kanotei. The museum also regularly holds special and planned exhibitions and is visited by large numbers of tourists and others.

    The museum is a collection of buildings set in a lovely parkland location with views of a river and dam. It is free to enter. There is a good collection of folk art from the Mingei movement in the...

  • Iwase Bunko Library
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    Aichi Pref. Nishioshi Kamezawachou 480
    A library adjoining Tsurushiro Park in Kamezawa-cho, Nishio City. Originally a private library established by Nishio City businessman Yasuke Iwase in 1908, today it is Japan's first library dedicated to old and rare books, and its collection spans some 80 thousand volumes. The library also has a standing exhibit presenting the history of books in Japan and holds special exhibitions as well as a variety of lectures. The Nishio Book Festival is held here at the end of October.

    展示してあるものは多くはないが、教科書に載っているような古文書を目にする。じっくり読み始めると、かなりの時間がかかる。気が向くと出かける。入館料無料。駐車場無料。併設の休憩所では、西尾のお抹茶が飲める。確か200円ほど、お饅頭ではないが、お饅頭の代わりの菓子が付いている。何気に手に取って見た絵図が葛飾北斎画のレプリカだったりする。実物が見たい場合は、展示室から、見る事が出来る所に移動し、申請すれば...

  • Aichi Sewage Science Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Inazawashi Heiwachousukatani Nagata 295-3
    A science museum located in Sukatani Nagata Heiwa-cho, Inazawa City. Museum facilities include a floor divided into five themes presenting how water supports our daily lives and a 3D water theater, and visitors can learn about water and the workings of sewer systems. The museum also has an area for special exhibitions and a library corner.

    マンホールの展示に大きな水槽が目に入りますが。家の中の下水の仕組みを勉強できる展示では台所や洗濯機、お風呂に続いてトイレも有ります。トイレの展示で便器に座ることができ、音楽が軽快に流れてルーレットが回ってびっくり。ここが面白ポイントでした。外にはビオトープもあり自然豊かなところです。

  • Shinshiro City Shinshiro Shitaragahara Historical Museum
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    27 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Shinshiroshi Takehiro Shin Genhara 552
    A history museum located on the Shingen Highland in Takehiro, Shinshiro City. The museum contains exhibits on the Battle of Nagashino, a historic turning point in the Warring States period; and Iwase Tadanari, born a member of the Shinshiro vassal clan the Shitara family and later a key figure in the conclusion of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the United States and the Empire of Japan at the end of the Edo period. The museum's collection of matchlocks and other ancient guns is one of the largest in Japan.

    Filled with interesting history, so many guns, and local historical figures. You can even hold a gun from the time period. Up on the roof you can see the battlefield from the battle of Sekigahara, so...

  • Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum
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    35 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Setoshi Minamiyamaguchichou 234
    An art museum located in Minamiyamaguchi-cho, Seto City. The museum's collection consists of over 7,000 ceramics pieces, including three designated Important Cultural Properties. The museum's standing exhibition is divided into themes such as masterpieces, special themes, and pottery from around the world. The museum also holds special exhibitions and a variety of events. In addition, the museum has a ceramics arts classroom, teahouse, restaurant, and museum shop.

    My trip to the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum was fascinating, and stimulated my creative imagination! The range of ceramics on display was absolutely dazzling. There were pieces from all over East...

  • Chita Electrical Power Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Chitashi Kitahamamachi 23
    This exhibition center is located at the entrance of the Chubu Electric Power,Chita Thermal Power Station, which is on the Nishi-Chita-Sangyo Bypass in Kitahama-machi, Chita City. Visitors can learn about how power generation works and the role of energy in our everyday lives through aerial photographs of Aichi City, energy quizzes, mini theaters and other exhibits.
  • Toyohashi Museum of Natural Resources
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    18 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Toyohashishi Oiwachou Hiuchizaka 19-16
    A museum standing along Prefectural Route 3 in Hiuchizaka Oiwa-cho, Toyohashi City. Here visitors can learn about minerals, fossil fuels, and other underground resources through exhibits which recreate what a mine looks like, explain the mechanisms behind boring and ironworks, and which present the fossil fuel production process from oil discover to harvesting and transport.

    古い資料館ですが見ごたえがあり、時間が足りませんでした。 是非再訪してもっとじっくり見てみたいです。 坑道を入る前の建物も小さな科学館のようでとても面白かったです。

  • Toyota-City Regional Culture Plaza
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Nishidachou Keyaki 1
    A multipurpose facility located in Keyaki Nishida-cho, Toyota City. The plaza has cultural facilities such as a music room, workshop, ceramics studio, and arts studio. There are also sports facilities, including a gym, tennis courts, indoor pool, and judo hall, as well as an indoor playground and remote control car course. The plaza holds a variety of crafting classes and regular sports and cultural classes.

    建物自体は古いです。 近所に住んでいたら色々子供が遊べる道具や施設があるからいいのですが、特に雨の日などは屋内施設なので。 近所でないならわざわざ行く気にはならない施設です。 豊田市内は交流館という名の図書館機能や市民講座が開催されている施設があり、また市駅の松坂屋にある「あいあい」もリニューアルされて綺麗になったからそちらもオススメです。

  • Showa Era Life Style Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Kitanagoyashi Kumanoshou Osakaki 53
    A folk customs museum located in Kumanosho Osakaki, Kitanagoya City. The museum gained its current name after a special exhibition was held here in 1997 comprised of items dating to the Showa 30s period (equivalent to 1955 to 1964) presenting what daily life looked like in Japan back then. The museum's collection consists of items used as part of daily life during Japan's Showa period (1926-1989). In addition to the standing exhibit, the museum also holds special exhibitions focusing on themes relating to Showa period daily life.

    Can see the life of Japan in around 1750, showing life and entertainment of that era. Good thing is free admission!

  • Nishio City Museum
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    Aichi Nishio-shi Kinjocho 229
    A ten-minute walk from Meitetsu Nishio Station, this museum was built in 1977 on the site of the ruin of Himemaru quarters at Nishijo Castle. It was founded with a large sum of money left in the will of Sugiura Kinosuke. Surrounded by a historical park, it has an East Asian hip-and-gable roof reminiscent of a castle. It's a great place to learn about Nishio's culture and history, with various exhibits, historical items, investigation and arrangement by excavation and a permanent display of excavated artifacts that will deepen your understanding. They also have planned exhibits of castle related items from the collections of castle fanatics.
  • Goyuno Matsunamiki Museum
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    Aichi Toyokawa-shi Goyucho
    A museum in Miyoshi, Goyu-cho, Toyokawa City. It has displays of literature and models of the period when Goyu flourished as the 35th post town on the historic Tokaido Highway. There are also items related to the Goyu Pine Tree Colonnade, a designated Natural Monument.
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    Aichi Pref. Toyohashishi Futagawachou Shimbashichou 21
  • Shiborizomeshokukunosomekojo
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Midori-ku Sakaimatsu 1-609

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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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