The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is one of the largest and most spectacular museums in Nagoya.
An absolute labyrinth of rooms and subjects are on display here, in this large area that is actually the original grounds that the founder Sakichi Toyoda built originally as a loom and textile production factory.
There is a large room where we can see the history of looms and textile production back into the 1920s followed by several rooms and workshops looking into the history of Toyota automobiles including a large hall of cars on display and even some demonstrations of how they are made today.
There’s even a robot who plays the violin and the demonstration can be seen hourly.
The original building, interestingly is made from red brick, like the near by Noritake museum, which was also built around the same time.
The museum can be accessed by going to Kamejima on the Higashiyama line and walking for approximately 10-15 mins.
Words and photos by Stefan Bingham.