Tokugawa Art Museum

Art Museum
This private art museum located within Tokugawaen in Nagoya City opened in 1935 to showcase items donated by the 19th lord of the Owari Tokugawa clan and his in-laws. The collection exceeds 10,000 items and is comprised of daimyo (feudal lord) implements passed down in the Owari Tokugawa clan such as relics related to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, articles purchased from other daimyo families, and donations from wealthy merchants. The collection includes numerous National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties, and important works of art, and is famous for items such as Genji Monogatari Emaki (The Picture Scroll of the Tale of Genji)” and Hatsune no Chodo. Displays in the permanent section allow visitors to catch a glimpse of life in the Owari clan, and exhibitions are also held in accordance with the seasons as well as different themes.

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Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Tokugawachou 1017
10:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Monday (Next Weekday for Public holidays)
[Admission fee] General 1,400yen, high school student 700yen, elementary and junior high school student 500yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club) * Available only for museum shop
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Available (Available if it is OK to use soup stock)
English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of May 21, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Expensive but worth the stop
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.01.27
    While the Tokugawa Art Museum doesnt have much in quantity of what is on display, it has nine items that are designated as national treasures which includes 12th century handscrolls. The items that...
  • Very good
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.11.23
    I strongly recommend this museum, specially if you are interested in Japanese history.It has a very good collection of all items of the 17th century.
  • Samurai history and culture
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.05.24
    The Museum has a wide selection of Samurai arms and armor as well as broader Japanese art. We learned that the Japanese take their culture and history very seriously and are rightly proud of their...

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