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Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawa Garden

Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawa Garden

The Tokugawa Art Museum exhibits over 12,000 items once owned by the Owari clan – one of three branches of the ruling Togukawa family during the Edo Period. The Owari controlled Nagoya, one of the wealthiest regions in Japan during the Edo Period, and as such, they also acquired tremendous wealth.

 

Today, the wealth of the Owari clan can be seen in the museum’s display of their collection including ceramics, paintings, furniture, Noh costumes and masks, along with armour, and swords among other pieces. The collection includes 9 designated National Treasures, 59 Important Cultural Properties and 46 Important Art Objects. Items within the collection are known for their excellent state of preservation and cultural importance.

 

Across from the museum, the Tokugawa garden was once also the private domain of the Owari clan. Centred around a large lake, the garden features waterfalls, bridges, a teahouse and landscape with large stones and manicured trees.

 

The museum and garden can be visited separately or using a joint ticket for JPY1350.

INFO

052-935-6262

10:00 to 17:30

Open daily / closed on Mondays and mid-Dec-Jan.3

Museum admission: Adults JPY1200 / Students JPY700 / Chidlren JPY500. Garden admission: JPY300

Approximately a 4 to 5-hour drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park

From Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Line to Ozone Station - 12 minutes / JPY200 - and walk from there - another 10 minutes

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  • Shibu Onsen: Decorative Planning Workshop

    The decorative planting workshop is one where algae are used to create…
  • The 9 Healing Hot Springs of Shibu Onsen

    Boasting a 1300-year history and numerous sources of thermal water, Sh…
  • Shibu Onsen: Simple & Fun Things To Do In a Traditional Hot Spring Town

    Visiting and staying in a traditional ‘onsen’ (hot spring) town is som…
  • Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen: 'Ashi-yu' (Footbaths)

    As traditional hot spring towns, both Yudanaka Onsen and Shibu Onsen h…
  • Kids' Ninja Village

    Togakushi is known for several things, and one of those things is thei…
  • [Ski/Snowboard] Shiga Kogen - Yokoteyama Area

    Yokoteyama area is on the top right of the map and it exists out of th…
  • [Ski/Snowboard] Shiga Kogen - Okushiga & Yakebitai Area

    This area when looking at the map is at the far left corner. The area …
  • Matsukawa Valley Hot Springs

    Matsukawa Valley is blessed with many ‘onsen’ (natural hot…
  • Shibu Onsen: Origami Workshop

    What often comes to mind when thinking about Japanese arts and crafts,…
  • Fruit-picking Nearby JR Iiyama Station

    Nagano is synonymous with apples and one of great pleasures for visito…
  • Autumn Leaves of Matsukawa Valley

    Known as ‘koyo’ in Japanese, the autumn leaves of Nagano a…
  • Snowshoe Walking

    Would you like to leisurely stroll through the winter landscape instea…
  • Hiking At Togakushi

    Togakushi is a region filled with nature and perfect for those looking…
  • Lake Kagami-Ike

    Lake Kagami-ike translates to Mirror Lake and that is literally what t…
  • Experience Togakushi Ninja House

    Togakushi, or Togakure as it is often referred to by the ninja, is an …
  • Shop at Nakamise Street

    The name of this street in Nagano City literally translates to “…
  • Ski / Snowboard Rental

    Skiing and snowboarding is incredibly fun but you need equipment. Equi…
  • Visit Ganshoin Temple

    The Ganshoin Temple in Obuse is one with a long history. The most famo…
  • Shibu Onsen Bathhouse No.9: the 'O-yu'

    The ninth and largest of the nine ‘public’ bathhouses of S…
  • Obuse Highway Oasis

    The Obuse Highway Oasis is kind of a souvenir market where you can fin…
  • World Peace Kannon

    The Sekai Heiwa Kannon (World Peace Buddha Statue) is 25 meters tall a…
  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort

    Nozawa is a medium-sized resort with a lively village. Its compact siz…
  • Onsen Kaede No Yu

    This hot spring facility is found directly on the other side of Yudana…
  • Onsen WakuWaku No Yu

    The onsen Wakuwaku-no-Yu is the closest open-air hot spring to the Sno…
  • Yoshinoya Sake Brewery

    Dating back over 300 years, the Yoshinoya Sake Brewery offers a wide s…
  • Onsen Toomi-No-Yu

    Toomi-No-Yu is an onsen attached to Hotel Selan in Yomase. It has an o…
  • Wall Of Snow

    The route between Shiga Kogen and Kusatsu is closed during winter due …
  • Takai Kozan Memorial Museum

    Takai Kozan was one of the wealthiest farmer-merchants of Obuse. Highl…
  • Roman Museum

    World famous architect Kurokawa Kishou, designed the Roman Museum with…
  • Obuse Onsen: Kannon No Yu

    Just outside the historic town of Obuse you will find Kannon-no yu, a …
  • Hiking The Lake Course

    This trekking course shows off the vast beauty of the Shigakogen Highl…
  • Issa's Pathway

    Issa-no-Komichi is a path named after the renowned haiku poet, Issa Ko…
  • Hokusai Museum

    Certainly Japan’s most famous artist, Katsushika Hokusai – more common…
  • Visit Onsen Ponpoko-No Yu

    Ponpoko onsen is located in Shinshu Nakano City, the neighbouring city…
  • Tokyu Department Store

    Tokyu fills in the middle price point for shopping near Nagano Station…
  • Kaleidoscope Workshop

    Kaleidoscopes are not as popular now as they were a few decades ago, b…
  • Bracelet Making

    At Byakurenbo (白蓮坊) you can make your own bracelet with gemstones. You…
  • Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum

    *Please note, the main museum is currently being renovated and is clos…
  • C-ONE Department Store

    C-one is a department store close to Nagano Station. While Midori is a…
  • Midori Department Store

    Shopping is always a fun occasion and that fact doesn’t change i…
  • Karaoke: JoySound

    If you’re in Japan and are in need of some serious vocal exercis…
  • Tonbo-Dama Bead Crafting

    At Gallery Shop Hanagura (ギャラリーショップ花蔵)  you can make glass beads of yo…
  • Yuzen & Kusaki-Zome Dyeing Workshop

    At Gallery Hanagura (ギャラリー花蔵), various traditional techniques are used…
  • See Lake Onuma-Ike

    Lake Onuma (大沼池) in the Shiga-kogen Highlands is the largest lake in t…
  • Make Oyaki

    Oyaki are buns filled with vegetables and a local Nagano delicacy. Whe…
  • Meet Maids At Maid Cafe & Bar REI

    Most people coming to Japan will have heard of the Maid Cafe phenomeno…
  • Movie Theater (Grand Cinema)

    Going to a Japanese movie theater is somewhat different than going to …
  • Play With Cats At Cat Cafe NARU

    If you visit Japan and are a cat lover, then going to a cat cafe will …
  • Rosary Blessing & Morning Service At Zenko-ji Temple

    The rosary blessing (called juzu choudai in Japanese) and morning cere…
  • Yudanaka To Obuse Cycling

    Obuse is a beautiful town where you can spend half a day roaming aroun…
  • Cherry Blossom Viewing in Matsukawa Valley

    ‘Hanami’ or ‘flower viewing’ is perhaps the qu…
  • Magome-juku

    Magone-juku is a historic post town (known as ‘juku’) that…
  • Narai-juku

    Narai-juku is a historic post town (knonwn as ‘juku’) that…
  • Kurobe Dam

    Kurobe Dam is the tallest arch dam (186m) in Japan and a popular desti…
  • Hida no Sato (Hida Folk Village)

    Hida Folk Village – or ‘Hida no Sato’ in Japanese – is an …
  • Jigokudani Monkey Area: International ATM

    If you are at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Kanbayashi area, or Shi…
  • Exchanging Foreign Currency at Shiga Kogen

    It has been made possible to exchange foreign currency at Snow Can, th…

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