[Toyota Municipal Museum of Art]
A sophisticated museum where the building itself is a work of art
The Toyota Municipal Museum of Art is located on a hilltop with a spectacular view of Toyota City, where a castle belonging to the Koromo clan once stood. The building is one of the masterpieces of architect Yoshio Taniguchi and its simple design, opaque white glass, and deep green slate have the sublime impression of a work of art. The museum's collection mainly features works of art and design from the 20th century, and also holds a number of temporary exhibitions. Next to the museum is the Takahashi Setsuro Gallery, which hosts magnificent lacquerwork by its eponymous artist, including lacquer panels, folding screens, calligraphy, prints, and more.
There is a beautifully kept pond and a garden outside of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Upper left: Everything in the exhibition room is white, including the floors, walls, and ceilings, Upper right: Visitors can enjoy tea (additional fee required) in the Ryureiseki style, a casual, table-and-chair style of tea ceremony, at Douji-en (Ippotei Tea House), Bottom: The lounge in the Takahashi Setsuro Gallery, where visitors can enjoy art and beautiful nature at a leisurely pace
|Address||Kozakahonmachi 8-5-1, Toyota City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-565-34-6610 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time)
Douji-en (Ippotei Tea House in casual table-and-chair Ryureiseki style) Opening hours
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Holidays||Every Monday (Open if it is a holiday), year-end and New Year's, etc.
* There may be some unscheduled holidays due to maintenance, etc. * Please see website for details.
|Fee||・Admission fee for the permanent exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Adults 300 yen
High school students and university students 200 yen
Junior high school age and under Free
* The above admission fee includes admission to the Takahashi Setsuro Gallery.
* Tickets for temporary exhibitions (prices vary by exhibition) include admission to the permanent exhibition and the Takahashi Setsuro Gallery. Please see website for details.
・Tea service at Douji-en (Ippotei Tea House)
Cup of tea (comes with a sweet) 350 yen
|Access||Take the JR Chuo Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes and alight at "Tsurumai Station". Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Tsurumai Line for approx. 40 minutes, alight at "Toyotashi Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.|
updated on Jun 3, 2019
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