We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Tokugawa Art Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya 461-0023, Aichi Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 52-935-6262
10:00 - 16:30
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 303 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
  • 1
  • 0
Nice visit

Nice museum, with English descriptions. Not too big, not too small, just fine to keep good memories.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 61: English reviews
Richmond, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
458 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great building with beautiful vistas out to the garden and grounds. Some highly informative displays about life in the palace. Also some first class exhibits including the scrolls. Some are copies but still marvellous. Combine this visit with a walk round the stunningly good gardens.

Thank AUSTIN l
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
131 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

this museum was just outstanding. All displays minimalistic in the Japanese way. Samurai costumes on display were amazing.

Thank CEC939
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum, with English descriptions. Not too big, not too small, just fine to keep good memories.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A relatively small museum but interesting. The only disappointing thing was the lack of detail about the Tokugawa family. I expected to see more family artifacts and more on samurai.

Thank Annie H
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
136 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Impressive collections, some even being passed down from the first shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. This private museum was founded in 1931 by the 19th head of the Owari Tokugawa family for the preservation of the priceless treasures being inherited through centuries.

Thank D8490IValicec
Level Contributor
89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was dissapointed because I came for the Genji scrolls, having read the book. They were not on display and it is unclear if they would ever be. The other items are well displayed. It is poignant to think that this was the most powerful family in Japan for over 250 years (covering from the reign of James 1st to... More 

Thank Pete026
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is a nice little museum, with some national treasures and lots of history of the country. It is next to the Tokugawa gardens so you can visit both. A must stop if you are in Nagoya.

Thank Juan M
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I like this place in Autumn, lots of amazing light and lots of people, I really enjoy this place, went with friends, but we need to walk a but from the station.

Thank Elisabeth C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Twice a month a flea market is held. The 18th and 28th of the month included a variety of vendor stalls. Many with locally crafted goods.

Thank Terry M
Level Contributor
126 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The number one go to museum for people into the history of Tokugawa family. The family that rule Japan during Edo period. The museum is nice size with some great pieces of art work. And the best method of public transportation to get to the museum from Sakae area is by bus. And the museum is located in a residential... More 

Thank Kristen L

Travellers who viewed Tokugawa Art Museum also viewed

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Been to Tokugawa Art Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tokugawa Art Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Tokugawa Art Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?