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Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Fascinating insight

English audio guides available and plenty of English explanations Lots and of hands on exhibits to... read more

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Sarah B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Fun wood work experience

Great place for both adults and teenager to learn about carpentry work! They also have classes to... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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7-5-1 Kumochicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0056, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-242-0216
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Reviewed today via mobile

English audio guides available and plenty of English explanations Lots and of hands on exhibits to try out Join in making your own chopsticks or rice spoons but be sure to arrive an hour before lunch break at 12:00 or 14:00-16:00 afternoon closure, sadly we...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for both adults and teenager to learn about carpentry work! They also have classes to make stools, chopsticks, spoons and chopping board! This is a must visit in Kobe.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Pichetbo
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

Thank cmk15
Reviewed 30 April 2018

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

Thank Alexander H
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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

1  Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Peter N
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