[10 Selections] Parents and children can enjoy it! Summary of Museums in Aichi Prefecture 

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Posting date: 2022.01.05
[10 Selections] Parents and children can enjoy it! Summary of Museums in Aichi Prefecture 

We have compiled a list of museums in Aichi Prefecture that can be enjoyed by parents and children.

The Tokai area is home to a variety of industries, including automobiles, ceramics, textiles, and brewing. There are also many museums and industrial museums that convey the technology and history of manufacturing.

There are spots that both adults and children can enjoy. Recommended for free research during summer vacation and winter vacation!

[Notice] Due to the COVID-19, there may be changes in business hours and temporary closures. Please check the latest information of each facility and store when using.

Learn the Evolution and Culture of Cars around the World!
"Toyota Automobile Museum"

Toyota Automobile Museum

Toyota Automobile Museum

Toyota Automobile Museum

"Toyota Automobile Museum" is located in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture.

This museum provides visitors with an insight into the history of automobiles and car culture around the world. It was established in April 1989 as one of the projects to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Toyota Motor Corporation.

Although the name "Toyota" is attached, the exhibition includes not only Toyota cars but also about 140 representative vehicles from Japan, the U.S., and Europe. Visitors can enjoy learning about how automobiles, which are indispensable to our daily lives, were born and how they have evolved over the years.

In addition, there are plenty of things to see, such as a museum that exhibits about 4,000 items related to automobiles, special exhibitions that are held several times a year, and a restaurant where you can taste the famous curry. It is a perfect facility not only for car lovers but also for family outings.

[Toyota Automobile Museum]
Address: 41-100 Yokomichi, Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0561-63-5151
Business hours: 9:30-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (the next day if Monday is a public holiday) and year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot: 320 cars (free)

https://toyota-automobile-museum.jp/

Learn the History and Technology of the Toyota Group
"Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology"

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

As one of the largest automobile manufacturers in Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation leads the world in manufacturing. The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, is a museum where you can learn about the history and technology of the Toyota Group, including Toyota Motor Corporation.

Although a memorial museum may sound a bit stuffy, this facility is very popular as a museum that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike! The popularity of the museum is so great that it has been ranked No. 1 for four consecutive years in TripAdvisor's "Travelers' Choice: Factory Tours & Social Studies Tours Ranking"! In recent years, many people from overseas have visited the museum.

[Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology]
Address: 4-1-35 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 052-551-6115
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (admission until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays (the next day if Monday is a public holiday) and year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot: 220 cars (free)

http://www.tcmit.org/

You can See 7 actual Aircrafts Up Close!
"Aichi Museum of Flight"

Aichi Museum of Flight

Aichi Museum of Flight

Aichi Museum of Flight

Aichi Museum of Flight  opened on Thursday, November 30, 2017, on the grounds of the "Prefectural Nagoya Airport." The theme of the museum is to awaken a longing for the skies and to let visitors learn and experience what it means to fly. 

It is a facility that not only aircraft fans but also families can enjoy, such as an exhibition zone where you can see the domestic passenger aircraft "YS-11" and the "MU-2" manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and an experience corner that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Aichi Museum of Flight
Address: Toyoba, Toyoyama-cho, Nishikasugai-gun, Aichi Prefecture (inside prefectural Nagoya Airport)
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Closed: Tuesdays (next day if Tuesday is a holiday)
*No holidays in August
*The museum may be temporarily closed due to bad weather.
Admission fee: Adults 1,000 yen / High school and college students 800 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 500 yen
*Prices differ for group tours and school events.

https://aichi-mof.com/

Irresistible for Railway Lovers!
"SCMAGLEV and Railway Park"

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is located in Kinjo Futo, Minato Ward, Nagoya City.

The museum exhibits 39 actual rolling stock from conventional railways to superconducting linear trains, centering on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train. Another major attraction of the facility is that visitors can learn about the history and mechanisms of railroads through hands-on experiences, such as the Superconducting Linear Exhibit Room, where visitors can simulate speeds of 500 km/h, and a full-scale driving simulator.

[SCMAGLEV and Railway Park]
Address: 3-2-2 Kinjofuto, Minato Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 455-0848
Opening hours: 10:00-17:30 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Closed: Every Tuesday (the next day if it falls on a national holiday), December 28th to January 1st
*Open on Tuesdays during spring break, Golden Week, summer vacation, etc.

https://museum.jr-central.co.jp/

Japan's number one international trading port
Let's have fun learning about Nagoya Port!
"Nagoya Maritime Museum"

Nagoya Maritime Museum

Nagoya Maritime Museum

Nagoya Maritime Museum

Many of the goods that support our lives are shipped from all over the world.

You can learn about such ships and ports, but the museum about the sea "Nagoya Maritime Museum" in the Nagoya Port Building. Under the theme of "Nagoya Port, Japan's No. 1 International Trade Port," the role of the port, its relationship with people's lives, and the history of the Port of Nagoya are introduced in an easy-to-understand manner.

It is also a good place to go out as there are many family-friendly corners such as a corner where you can experience crane operation, a Q&A corner where you can learn about the sea and ports, and a paper craft workshop!

[Nagoya Maritime Museum]
Address: 1-9 Minatomachi, Minato Ward, Nagoya City
Phone number: 052-652-1111
Business hours: 9:30-17:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
Regular holiday: Every Monday

https://nagoyaaqua.jp/garden-pier/museum/

 

[Observation deck]
Business hours: 9:30-17:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
Regular holiday: Every Monday

https://nagoyaaqua.jp/garden-pier/port-building/

Experience the charm of pottery
Experiential museum "INAX Live Museum"

INAX Museum

INAX Museum

INAX Museum

"INAX Live Museum" operated by LIXIL in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, the city of pottery.

There are 6 section in the facility, and you can not only see and learn, but also touch the tiles and participate in workshops. There is also an Italian restaurant, so it's a spot where you can enjoy a whole day with your family.

[INAX Museum]
Address: 1-130 Okueicho, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0569-34-8282
Business hours: 10:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed: Wednesdays (open if Wednesday is a public holiday), year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot: Yes

https://livingculture.lixil.com/ilm/

Not just a sewing machine!
Learn about Brother's manufacturing history
"Brother Museum"

brother museum

brother museum

brother museum

The "Brother Museum" is located in Mizuho Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.

Operated by Brother Industries, this is a hands-on museum where you can have fun learning about Brother's history and products. It opened in 2005, the year of the Aichi Expo.

Consisting of three exhibition zones, the Sewing Machine Zone, History Zone, and Product Zone, you can learn about the history of "mono-zukuri (manufacturing)" that Brother has cultivated for over 100 years.

Admission is free. There is also a hands-on section, perfect for outings with children!

[Brother Museum]
Address: 5-15 Shioiri-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 052-824-2227
Business hours: 10:00-17:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Golden Week, summer holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot: Available (up to 11 passenger cars)

*Advance reservation is required to prevent infection of COVID-19

https://global.brother/ja/corporate/museum

Authentic Tableware Created by 100 years of History
"Noritake Garden"

Noritake Garden

Noritake Garden

Noritake Garden

About 15 minutes on foot from Nagoya Station. As part of the 100th anniversary project of Noritake, a manufacturer of western tableware that is loved around the world, Noritake Garden  was opened on the site of the former headquarters factory in Nagoya City. .

With the theme of "encountering culture and resting in the forest", it is a complex facility where you can enjoy all day long with various facilities such as a museum, craft center, shops, and cafes.

[Noritake Garden]
Address: 3-1-36 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Access: 15 minutes walk from Nagoya station.
Closed: Every Monday (if Monday is a public holiday, then the following weekday), year-end and New Year holidays
Phone number: 052-561-7290
Admission: Free *Craft Center & Museum only
http://www.noritake.co.jp/mori/
(Please see the official website for the opening hours of each facility, admission fees, etc.)

Learn about vinegar while having fun
"MIM Mizkan Museum"

Mizkan Museum

Mizkan Museum

Mizkan Museum

MIM Mitsukan Museum is located in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture, and was completely renovated in November 2015. It is a hands-on museum where visitors can enjoy learning about the history of vinegar production and the fascinating food culture of Mizukan, a company famous for its vinegar.

We, Life Designs, participated in the "whole building course" where you can take a thorough look at all five zones. The price is 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for middle and high school students, 100 yen for elementary school students, and free for younger children. Even if you go with the whole family, you can enter for about 1,000 yen.


[MIM Mizkan Museum] *Advance reservations are required for tours.
Address: 2-6 Nakamuracho Handa City Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0569-24-5111
Business hours: 9:30-17:00
Closed: Thursdays (open if Thursday is a holiday, closed the following Friday), year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot: 1st about 40 cars, 2nd about 100 cars (8 buses available)

http://www.mizkan.co.jp/mim/

“Kunizakari Sake no Bunka-kan” where you can experience the traditions of Kuni Zakari

Kunizakari Sake no Bunka-kan

Kunizakari Sake no Bunka-kan

Kunizakari Sake no Bunka-kan

Kunimori Kuni Zakari Culture Museum is a sake museum run by Nakano Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

Nakano Sake Brewery is a long-established brewery that has continued to make sake in Handa for nearly 180 years since its establishment in 1844, but it was one of the first to introduce machinery and continues to inherit the traditional techniques and spirit of sake brewing. We have achieved stable quality and improvements.

In addition to exhibiting tools that were actually used in sake brewing, you can deepen your understanding of Chita's sake brewing culture and basic knowledge of sake.

[Kunizakari Sake no Bunka-kan]
Address: 2-24 Handa City Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0569-23-1499
Business hours: 10:00-16:00
Closed: Thursday (the next day if Thursday is a holiday)
Admission fee: Free (reservation required)

https://www.nakanoshuzou.jp/museum/

This time, we introduced museums in Aichi Prefecture that can be enjoyed by parents and children. Please use it as a reference for your outing!

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