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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art 豊田市美術館


Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, is Toyota city's premier museum with a number of modern art exhibits and installations set in striking, contemporary buildings.

The large, permanent collection includes works by both Japanese and foreign artists. Some of the art on display was produced by such names as Francis Bacon, Christo, Salvador Dali, James Ensor, Alberto Giacometti, Ida Shoichi, Kawai Kanjiro, Maeta Kanji, Takahashi Setsuro and others.

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi Prefecture.

The Toyota Municipal Museum of Art was designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, who was also responsible for the vast Hiroshima City Naka Incineration Plant. The museum has a recommended restaurant serving high-quality Japanese food, a cafe, museum shop and a Japanese tea ceremony house.

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
5-1 Kozakahonmachi 8-chome
Aichi 471-0034
Tel:0565 34 6610
Opening Hours: 10:00-17:30
(entrance until 17:00)
Closed: Mondays
(except national holidays)
Admission: 300 yen

The Toyota Municipal Museum of Art is a 15-minute walk from Aichi Kanjo Railway Shin Toyota and Meitetsu Toyotashi stations (some subway trains on the Tsurumai Line of the Nagoya subway run to Toyotashi Station or, if not, change at Akaike).

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