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We decided to spend hot summer afternoon in this place to avoid the hear. It turned out to be much better than a heat escape. This place is full of knowledge about wood work in the old days. We also enrolled into a workshop to...More
A life-long carpenter, this multimedia museum was a gem. Spent >2 hours in this smallish spot enjoying the vast array of multimedia exhibits, some participatory. Should be a lovely spot for children too, with the hands on nature of some exhibits.
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum is a close 10 minute walk from the JR train station. The lady at the station tourist info desk gave us helpful directions, map & discount coupons. We spent a couple hours browsing around the museum which had excellent exhibits, installations...More
The museum is very nicely laid out. There are a lot of touch screens that give information in many languages.
If you have been curious about Japanese architecture and how some of the temple features are constructed this is a must.
I felt inspired to...More
This museum was well worth the time and accessible to non-Japanese speakers. It is thoughtfully organized and labeled with English and Japanese. There are also English audio guides on iphones that are easy to use. We marveled at the joinery and craftmanship. By learning how...More
If you are interested in the traditional Japanese wood craft culture then this carpentery museum is an excellent place. I was invited during a business trip to it and I was impressed also as somebody without experience about the cultural and scientific knowledge about carpentry...More
This really is a superb place for all ages. Children were hand making and test-flying wooden gliders, firing elastic bands at targets and sucking water up in massive bamboo water guns to fire at spinning panels. Adults can join in, of course! These are the...More
After twenty minutes in a sake brewery tour, i was surprised that i spent over two hours in this museum. This is more than just tools. This museum is about the art and life of wood, and the way it is brought into everyday life....More
This place is terrific. I made the mistake of expecting very little of it. The only problem is that it is hard to find, so you might want to call for directions. When I was there, they had a special exhibit on tiles, specifically for...More