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The Tokugawa Art Museum


The Tokugawa Art Museum was founded in 1935 with a donation by Tokugawa Yoshichika, the lord of Owari Province. The collection holds more than ten thousands and several thousands of items including historic treasures of the Tokugawa Family, known as "Daimyo dogu (tools of the daimyo)," their mementos, and other objects used by generations of Tokugawa clan lords from Yoshinao (the son of the first Tokugawa shogun, Ieyasu) onwards; among them, there are nine designated National Treasures, and another 57 objects registered as Important Cultural Properties. The exhibits in the permanent collection change monthly. The Museum presents seven or eight special exhibitions per year, including, in March, the exhibition of the sets of Hina Dolls set up to pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls, and in November, the exhibition of the world famous "Genjimonogatari emaki(The Picture Scroll of the Tale of Genji)", one of the Important Cultural Properties.


Address: 1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Hours open to visitors: 10:00-17:00 (enter by 16:30)
Admission Fee: Adults: 1,200 yen
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), New Years holidays'
Directions: Take a City bus for "Hikarigaoka" or "Idaka Shako" at Nagoya Station and get off at "Tokugawaen Shindeki" bus stop. 3 min. walk from the bus stop.
10 min. walk from South Exit of Ohzone Station on JR Chuo Line

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