Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tokugawa Art Museum

Tokugawa Art Museum
basic information

During the Edo Period (1600-1868), Nagoya served as the seat of the Owari, one of the three major branches of the ruling Tokugawa family.

The Tokugawa Art Museum preserves and exhibits the belongings of the Owari, who in terms of wealth were surpassed by only four of the nearly 200 feudal domains of the Edo Period. The exhibits include warrior armors, swords, tea utensils, no masks and costumes, poems, scrolls and maps.

The Tokugawaen, a Japanese landscape garden, is located next to the museum. The garden used to be part of a retirement residence of the local lords, but was destroyed during the war. Starting in 2001, the garden was reconstructed as traditional Japanese landscape garden and reopened to the public in 2004.


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how to get there

The museum is a 10 minute walk from the South Exit of JR Ozone Station, which can be accessed from Nagoya Station by the frequently operating JR Chuo Line (12 min, 190 yen). Alternatively, the museum is a 3 minute walk from Shindeki bus stop.

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hours and fees

Hours:10:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed:Mondays (closed Tuesday instead, if Monday is a national holiday), and mid December to early January
Admission:1200 yen (museum), 1350 yen (museum and garden)

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