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.