Let's explore two museums run by the worldfamous manufacturing companies
Nagoya is not only a town of samurai history but also of a manufacturing industry.
Of all manufacturing companies, we have Toyota Corporation and Noritake Company which both brought a modernization in this region. Let's visit Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology on a sightseeing shuttle bus leaving from Nagoya station.
Within 10 minutes, the bus takes you in front of the museum entrance. You will enjoy learning the history of Toyota and the father and the son's spirit of the invention. There are many looming machines on motion and automobiles on the show.
Friendly operators and engineers will make your visit more fruitful and memorable. In about 10 minutes on foot, you will get to Noritake Garden which was once a huge ceramic factory. It consists of a compound of buildings such as small museums, a shop, a cafe and a fancy restaurant in a beautiful greenery garden.
It's impressive to learn its history of over 100 years. The beautiful old collection of their products is just breathtaking.
9:30 Meeting at your hotel lobby (downtown Nagoya)
10:00 Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and technology visit
12:00 Leave the museum for Noritake Garden
12:15 Lunch at the garden
13:00 Visit the Noritake Museum on the 3rd and 4th floor
14:00 Stroll around the garden, enjoy window shopping at Lifestyle Shop
14:30 End of the tour at the garden.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel lobby or any other spot upon request.
End location: Hotel lobby or any other spot upon request.
Duration: 5 hours
Please note that Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Noritake Garden are closed on Monday or the next day after the Japanese national holidays and also during the New Year holidays. Please check each official website before you make a plan.
Depending on your hotel, I will choose either subway or bus.
A sightseeing shuttle bus is convenient since it brings you right in front of the entrance. A shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes or 60 minutes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 Yen - 500 Yen --- one day ticket for sightseeing shuttle bus
500 Yen --- ticket for Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
500 Yen --- admission to the Craft Center and Noritake Museum
2000 Yen --- lunch either at the cafe at Toyota or Noritake.
I don't drive during the guided tours.