April 21, 2019
The Best 10 Museums You Must Visit in Nagoya
The center of Aichi, Nagoya is one of the 3 biggest city in Japan and known to many people in the world. They have many major spots such as LEGO LAND and Nagoya Catsle. However, it isn’t known so much that they have many museums and art museums in Nagoya. Especially, in the art museums, they have exhibited and stored the worth-visiting world-class works. We’ll introduce the 1- best museums and art museums. You should check them when you visit Nagoya.
Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts is located in front of Kinzan Station(10 min. from Nagoya Station). “Boston Museum of Fine Arts” in the United States is known as one of the best art museums in the world, and this museum opened as the only sister museum in 1999. Among 500,000 collection items in Boston Museum of Fine Arts, they selected the items along the theme, and they held the planning exhibitions.
In Boston Museum of Fine Arts, they have stored over 100,000 Japanese items. They held the special tribute exhibition of those items, and the exhibition is popular. You should visit the museum after checking those exhibitions. Also at the museum shop, the goods directly imported from Boston Museum of Fine Arts are popular. How about stopping by when you visit Nagoya?
Name: Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Address: 1-1-1, Kinzan-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Time: weekday: 10:00~19:00 holiday: 10:00~17:00
Close: Monday, New Year
Access: 1-min. walk from Kinzan Station
Map: map to Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Yamazaki Mazac Museum of Art
“Yaamzaki Mazac Museum of Art”, located in Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, is a art museum storing and exhibiting mainly French art items between 18 century and 20 century. From their collection, you can see the 300 years history of French Art such as Dracroix in romanticism, ithe mpressionist, the realism, and ecole de Paris.
They have others: the glass crafts and the furnitures exhibition, and they sell the original goods. The interior of the exhibition room has a calm atmosphere, so you can face the works gently. How about spending a gorgeous time seeing French art in Nagoya?
Name: Yamazaki Mazac Museum of Art
Address: 1-19-30, Aoi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Time: weekday: 10:00~17:30 holiday: 10:00~17:00
Close: Monday, New Year
Access: direct to Shin-Sakae-cho Station
Map: map to Yamazaki Mazac Museum of Art
Nagoya City Art Museum
Nagoya City Art Museum, located in a lush park in the center of Nagoya city, is a art museum with a unique appearance. They’re collecting and exhibiting the works of the rocal artists and the modern art, the woks in Paris and Mexico. Their theme is “the coexistence of the history and the future”. Except for the exhibition, the collections, and the events, the building itself is an art work, so you should take much time to see there.
We recommend to see “a girl with pigtailed hair” by Modigliani: it’s always exhibited in the museum. In the museum shop, they have many kinds of the original goods of the picture. You should enjoy both seeing the pictures and taking a walk in the park in Nagoya.
Name: Nagoya City Art Museum
Address: 2-17-25, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Time: Sat-Thu: 9:30~17:00 Fri: 9:30~20:00
Access: 10-min. walk from Osu Kannon Station
Map: map to Nagoya City Art Museum
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art is located in a corner of Sakae, downtown area in Nagoya, 10F of Aichi Art Culture Center. It’s a urban type museum which has mainly collected and exhibitsed the works in 20th century. They have stored about 7,700 works by the famous domestic and foreign painters such as Picaso, Mattis, Klimt, Gauguin, Taikan Yokoyama.
It’s located in the center of the town and open untill 20:00 in Friday, so you can enjoy the museum with shopping and dinner. It may be a good idea to talk about the art works at the Californian food restaurant next to the museum. Also, they renovaed the museum from December, 2017 to March, 2019. We’re looking forward to seeing the renewed museum!
Name: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Address: 1-13-2(Aichi Art Culture Center 10F), Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Time: Sat-Thu: 10:00~18:00 Fri: 10:00~20:00
Close: Monday, New Year
Access: 3-min.walk from Sakae-cho Station
Map: map to Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Tokugawa Art Museum
“Tokugawa Art Museum” has exhibited and stored about 100,000 treasures from Owari Tokugawa Family, mainly artifacts by Ieyasu Tokugawa. The museum has a spelendid main gate and stone pavings surrounded by green. Once you enter into the museum, you can see the exhibitions of the books, the drawings, the swords, the potteries, and the sculptures. Especially, they have full historical exhibition. History fans will be happy at the exhibition.
A national Treasure, “The Picture Scroll of Tale of Genji” is exhibited only for a short period every year. Many people visit the museum to see the awesome work. Next to the museum, they have a spacious gorgeous garden, Tokugawa Garden. We recommend to visit both of them. You should visit them when you visit Nagoya.
Name: Tokugawa Art Museum
Address: 1017, Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Access: 10-min. walk from Osone Station
Map: map to Tokugawa Art Museum
Nagoya City Museum
“Nagoya City Museum”, located close to Sakurayama Station, is exhibiting and storing the documents of archeology, people, and arts and crafts. At a parmanent exhibition, “The history of Owari”, they displays the commentaries, so you can deeply know about the history of Owari, Aichi. At the exhibition room, they’re helding the special exhibition of domestic and foreign history and art any time.
Also, they’re helding some events and workshops such as the quiz rally and the puzzle about the history and the rocal area. Check those events and workshops before visiting the museum. If you want to know deeply about the history in Nagoya, we recommend there.
Name: Nagoya City Museum
Address: 1-27-1, Mizuho-dori, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Access: 5-min. walk from Sakurayama Station
Map: map to Nagoya City Museum
TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, located in Nishi-ku, Nagoya city, is a corporate museum by TOYOTA Group, which both adults and children can enjoy. They have high quality about the exhibitions and the service, and many domestic and foreign people visit there. They renovated the factory built at the place of origin of TOYOTA Group in Taisho period. There, you can learn about the history of TOYOTA in the world, from the origin to the growth.
We recommend the free guide tour. They have a good reputation that the guide tour is very easy to understand because they explain with the real activation of the machine. You can enjoy all day there with the wide observation space, the museum shop, the cafe, and the restaurant. Children can enjoy with the mini car attraction and the playroom. Let’s go to feel TOYOTA in the world.
Name: TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Address: 4-1-35, Noritake-shin-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Access: 3-min. walk from Sako Station
Map: map to TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya City Science Museum is located inside of the Shirakawa Park, the center of Nagoya city. It’s a general museum that you can enjoy feeling the science through several exhibitions and experiences with the concept of “Look, Touch, and Confirm”. At the biggist planetarium in the world, “Brother Earth”, you can feel as if you’re really under the starly sky.
Also, you can enjoy the experience of the image of beautiful aurora in the very cold room(-30°) and the artificial tornade. Not only children but also adults can enjoy to the full extent. They have other events such as the science show every day, so you can feel science close to you. How about visiting there once?
Name: Nagoya City Science Museum
Address: 2-17-1, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Close: Monday, third Friday, New Year
Access: 5-min. walk from Fushimi Station
Map: map to Nagoya City Science Museum
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is a railway museum by JR Tokai, opened in 2011. They have exhibited about 40 real railways such as the old Shinkansen like Tokaido Shinkansen and the conventional trains. They have the biggest railway models and the driving simulator in Japan. Both adults and children can learn about the railway and its history.
You can see both outside and inside of the railway. If you win the chance to use the simulator, you can experience of a driver and a conductor. We recommend you have the lunch box you buy in the museum inside of the railway. Especially, railway mania should visit there!
Name: SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Address: 3-2-2, Kinjo Futo, Minato-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Access: 2-min. walk from Kinjo Futo Station
Map: map to SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
“Daiichi Museum”, located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya city, is a unique museum in Japan which has especially exhibited glass art works. They have mainly exhibited the art nouveau works by a modern artist, Emile Galle and Dale Chihuly who is the leading person of modern glass art.
Especially, the huge red chandelier with 600 glass parts by Dale Chihuly is awesome. You must see the chandelier. With the classic atmosphere, how about feeling the glass art to the full extent? You should visit there when you go to Nagoya.
Name: Daiichi Museum
Address: 1-22, Kamotsuki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Access: 20-min. walk from Nakamura Park Station
Map: map to Daiichi Museum
How about having an unsual wonderful experience in the museums and the art museums?
How do you like the museum and the art museum in Nagoya? We’ll be glad if you got the new imformation. We hope you heal from seeing many beautiful art works in the art museums, and you enjoy the unusual experience in the museums. Experiencing an unusual things only in Nagoya may make your memory of Nagoya more vivid. Enjoy the sightseeing of Nagoya in Aichi.