Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China914 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This museum is in a slight walk from the centre atop a hill overlooking the city. The architecture of the building is really nice and the grounds around it well laid out. However, when I visited, apart from a Klimpt exhibition there was very little else on display to make the visit worthwhile.

Unless you’re trying to kill some time, I’d give this one a miss.
Written 23 September 2019
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Onyib
Las Pinas, Philippines188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
The Klimt in the permanent exhibit is the first one I’ve seen and I was floored. It’s a beautiful piece and with Toyota City a bit off the beaten path, you get to enjoy it without the crowds. The museum itself is stunning. Take time to see the gardens and the grounds. Visit around opening time to enjoy the serenity of the place.
Written 30 November 2017
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Yinh
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
The Toyota Municipal Museum of art is a bit of a trip from Nagoya, maybe like a 1.5hr train ride of Nagoya station. I actually did this museum as a side trip from the Toyota Kaikan Museum.

I was recommended this museum because it was holding a "Ghibli exhibition" (ends September 25 iirc). I am a huge Ghibli fan and so I was keen to go.

Getting to the museum was easy. From Shin-Toyota station there are signs everywhere that show you what direction to go in to get to the art museum. It's about a 15 minute walk from Shin-Toyota station. There is a portion of the walk which has a steep incline to get to the museum. I feel for anyone with a pram who wants to get up that hill. It's only a few hundred metres though.

Once into the museum, I realised that there is NO ENGLISH... anywhere. I don't speak or read Japanese, but I have common sense so I was able to figure out where to get tickets etc. Luckily it's an art museum, and and it's all about appreciating the artwork, so it was fine. However, I wish I was able to understand Japanese, because they had an audio tour for the Ghibli exhibit.

Even though there was no English, and I don't read or speak Japanese, I still don't regret going to this museum, it was a very modern art museum. The galleries were beautiful, and the outdoor area was great too.
Written 18 September 2016
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Art20thC
Melbourne, AU101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Very extensive, good value,good restaurant and far better than the art galleries in Nagoya. A really broad mix of traditional, modern and contemporary set in a fantastic building.
Written 26 March 2016
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See-no-evil
Hebden Bridge, UK245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
I have to confess that I failed to use trip advisor in advance of this unplanned visit to what turned out to be a superb art museum located on a hidden hill on the outskirts of Toyota City.

The museum is about a 20 minutes walk from the main city centre and well worth the effort. Although I took a slightly circular route and approached the museum from behind as I wanted to catch the Turret of Shichishu Castle which is a somewhat feeble reconstructed neighbour against the modern magnificence that is the museum.

As you pass by the turret you walk up a quite steep path wooded on either side which slowly reveals the stunning museum exterior which is the work of architect Yoshio Taniguchi - also known for New York’s MoMA remodel (and another of my favourite museums for both design and content).

Adult entry was 1000 Yen (~€10) but this included the optional temporary exhibition of Belgian artist James Ensor (on until June 17 2012). Permanent collection admission only is 300 Yen.

The museum is an exhibit in itself although I think the minimalist design sits well with the art contained within it which I would class as contemporary in the main but there is an additional separate gallery for Japanese artist Takahashi Setsuro - who is famed for his sublime lacquer work.

The number of exhibits featured in the nine galleries will certainly not overwhelm you but expect to find treasures from Gustav Klimt, Rene Magritte and Daniel Spoerri to name a few.

Once you have finished inside I recommend the museum grounds which have an amazing zen like quality with manicured gardens, the odd sculpture (including one by Henry Moore) and large water pools for calm reflection.

In addition there is a traditional Japanese tea house, restaurant and plenty of toilet facilities (but sadly I only tried the later). There is also a well stocked museum gift shop.

One item to note is that there is minimal English in use at the museum both in terms of art description and the staff who work there (not that I expected it) but I point this out for full disclosure. It certainly did not affect my overall experience or rating.
Written 13 May 2012
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Enjoydifference
London, United Kingdom430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2011 • Friends
On top of a hill in Toyota city in Aichi, Japan, this museum exists. The main building and its settling itself is something that you have to experience: their flat fountain and garden area are both soothing, and the airy arrangement of the entire building, which reminds me of a house designed by Le Corbusier's in Paris. There is a separate building for Takahashi Setsuo and I hope you do not miss this exhibition. He is like Japanese Picasso, or even more than Picasso, his creative "Japan", the lacquer wares, that takes decades of mastering technique itself but he did not end there: paintings and 3D objects, all are too fantastic and I could not move from this annex. It is not in the best location to get to but is worth your time than visiting Nagoya Castle. I spent hours and wiling to come back again.
Written 21 August 2011
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