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Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

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The Takenaka Carpenter's Tools Museum is the only museum of carpentry tools in Japan. In addition to about 1,000 carpenter's tools selected from about 35,000 items collected so far, the museum displays special models of the best craftsmanship by the hands of modern master carpenters, such as a full-scale model of the pillars and framework of the Golden Hall of Toshodaiji Temple that towers over 7 meters high in the atrium space, and a skeleton tea room that shows the delicate work of a sukiya.At first glance, the building looks modern, but the museum itself is a place where visitors can experience firsthand the many skills of artisans.


Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

By presenting the KANSAI ONE PASS card

offer of group rates(up to one companion)
General 700yen → 600yen
University and high school students 500yen → 400yen

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2025


Address7-5-1 Kumochi-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0056, Japan
Access3 minutes’ walk from Shin-Kobe Stn (all lines)
Hours9:30 - 16:30 (last admission 16:00)
Regular holidayMondays (The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday) New Year's holiday period (December 29 - January 3)
FeeAdults \700/Seniors(65 and over) \500/Students(College/University,High School) \500/Students(Elementary,junior High School) Free