The Tokugawa Art Museum is a private art museum located in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture in Japan. The Museum ranks as the fourth oldest privately-endowed museum in Japan.
It was established on 1935 under the donations by Tokugawa Yoshichika, the lord of Owari Province that's why it was built on the grounds of the Owari's former feudal residence and the museum preserves and exhibits several of their treasures including samurai armor, samurai swords, tea ceremony utensils, poems, and maps.
The art collection in museum holds more than 10,000 items including historic treasures of the Tokugawa Family known as "Daimyo dosu", their mementos, and other objects used by generations of Tokugawa clan lords from Yoshinao, the son of the first Tokugawa shogun, leyasu). There are 9 designated National Treasures, and another 57 objects registered as Important Cultural Properties.
Next to the museum you will see Tokugawa-en, a beautiful Japanese landscape garden with a large pond at its center. There are large networks of walking trails around the grounds to a tea house, rest house and across several bridges. The garden is best in spring and autumn season.
It is a ten minute walk from Ozone Station on the JR Chuo, Meijo Subway. Ozone Station is directly connected to Nagoya Station by the frequently operating JR Chuo Line.
The Tokugawa Art Museum opens at 10:00 to 17:00, entry is until 16:30 only.
It is closed every Mondays (Following day if Monday is a national holiday), also closed during mid December to early January.
The admission fee to the museum cost 1200 yen
Tokugawa-en Garden opens at 9:00 ti 17:30, entry is until 17:00 only.
It is also closed during Mondays and December 29 to January 1.
The admission fee is 300 yen.
If you want to avail both, it will only cost 1350 yen.
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