Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

Traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

You may be interested to learn that almost all Japanese historical architecture was made of wood. If you love wood crafts and would like to know more about wooden architecture or tools, then this museum is the place to visit!


After the museum, take the opportunity to visit the small but charming classical Japanese garden of Sorakuen. This garden provides a green space to relax in the middle of the city and is only 3 minutes from the museum.

Hours: 9:30 – 16:00
Closed on Mondays and December 26 – January 7
Address: 4-18-25, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0004
Telephone: 078-242-0216
Fax: 078-241-4713
E-mail:
Website: http://www.dougukan.jp/contents-en/ (English)

How To Get There

Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
JR or Hanshin Line Motomachi Station: Walk 10 minutes north.
Kobe Subway Kencho-mae Station: Walk 5 minutes north.

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