Visit in Tokio
Toyota City is an industrial city east of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, west of Toyohashi.
Toyota was previously known as Koromo until 1959, when the name of the city was changed to Toyota city to reflect the importance of the town’s major employer – Toyota Motor Corporation.
A 15 minute walk north from Toyota-shi Station brings you to the modernist Toyota Bridge and the 45,000 capacity Toyota Stadium, both designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Toyota Stadium plays host to some of the home games of J-League soccer team Nagoya Grampus. The banks of the Yahagigawa River (矢作川) are also a pleasant place for pick-up games of football, picnics and strolling.
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Toyota City has a number of interesting museums, many of them supported by the Toyota company. These include the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, the 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, and Takahashi Setsuro. Toyota Municipal Museum of Art is a 15 minute walk from Toyota-shi or Shin-Toyota station.
Toyota City Museum of Modern Industry & Living
The free-admission Toyota City Museum of Modern Industry & Living is a short walk towards Toyota Stadium and is housed in the historic, former Sericulture Control Department building dating from 1921. The Toyota City Museum of Modern Industry & Living exhibits machinery once used in the silk industry and recreates typical tatami-rooms from the Meiji Period as well as everyday items from the post-war period such as early televisions, household appliances and electrical equipment.
Games in Toyota
The City of Toyota Stadium is a 45,000-seat stadium with a retractable accordion-like roof. The stadium hosted the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Japan semifinals and is home J. League club Nagoya Grampus and rugby union team Toyota Verblitz. The stadium is about 1.5 kilometers from Toyota-shi Station on the Meitetsu Mikawa Line.
|ATCH NO||DATE||POOL||MATCH||KICKOFF TIME|
|8||Monday, Sept. 23||D||Wales vs. Georgia||19:15|
|15||Saturday, Sept. 28||B||South Africa vs. Namibia||18:45|
|26||Saturday, Oct. 5||A||Japan vs. Samoa||19:30|
|34||Saturday, Oct. 12||B||New Zealand vs. Italy||13:45|