Named to reflect the town’s major employer, Toyota is home to the company’s automobile manufacturing base and features a variety of car-related museums and attractions. The city also boasts tranquil parks, a vibrant arts scene and rich cultural heritage.
Things to do
Are you a car enthusiast? Start your exploration of Toyota at the famous Toyota Kaikan Museum. It showcases Toyota’s newest models and details the history of the company through video displays and panel demonstrations. A factory tour is available for a behind-the-scenes look at how the products are made.
You’re spoilt for choice in exploring Toyota’s history within the city’s various museums. Browse the car production process displays at the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology or visit the Toyota Automobile Museum to see vintage automobiles from the 1800s.
For a dose of culture, visit the Toyota City Folk Crafts Museum to admire traditional Japanese arts and crafts, sample traditional matcha green tea and enjoy its parkland setting surrounded by cherry blossom trees. To see artwork from an impressive collection of Japanese and foreign artists, visit the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art.
Surround yourself with nature at Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park, where you can admire its views of Mt. Sanage and Korankei Gorge along its scenic trails. Kuragaike Park sits to the east of Toyota and features an English garden, Four Seasons Garden and a ranch with sheep and horses.
The most convenient way to get around Toyota is by car. You can catch trains to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka from the Nagoya station, 38 kilometres away, while Chubu International Airport is an hour away by bus.