Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

Museum / Science Museum
This museum is Takenaka Corporation’s corporate museum located in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. It is Japan’s only museum that features collections and exhibits on the theme of carpenter tools. The permanent exhibits feature carpenter tools that supported Japan’s construction in the past and introduce the skill and wisdom of the carpenters who wielded them, not to mention the culture surrounding architecture and trees. There are models visitors can touch as well as touch panel picture scrolls, allowing visitors to enjoy the displays using all five senses. Special exhibits focused on architecture and design are opened several times a year.

Spot details

Address
Hyogo Kobe-shi Chuo-ku Kumochicho 7-5-1
Phone
0782420216
Hours
9:30-16:30 (admission until 16:00)
Closed
Monday (Next Weekday for Public holidays), New Year's holiday (12/29-1/3)
Fees
[Admission fee] [General] 700yen [University students/High school students] 500yen [Senior (65 and over)] 500yen (age proof required) [Up to junior high school student] Free
Parking Lot
Available(6spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club) * Available only at the shop Available, admission fee is not available because it is only for the current Friday
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 20, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Essential
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.03.02
    This is an essential prerequisite to any tour of Japan. Temples won’t ever become boring after this visit.
  • Fascinating insight!
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.02.29
    Beautifully presented museum and a great place to get some insight into carpentry and the building of wood and bamboo structures across the centuries. Clearly some interest in the subject helps...
  • A treasure easy to miss
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.01.12
    This place is about 8 mins walk from Shin-Kobe station. Entry is 500 yen per adult, 200 yen discounted fee for seniors (65+) and primary and junior high students are free. Please check their...

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