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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.


Matsudaira-go is an area of historic interest and natural beauty in the Matsudaira-cho district of the city of Toyota in central Japan, about half an hour’s drive south-east from the city center. It was here that the Matsudaira clan had its base and it was Matsudaira Takechiyo, who later changed his name to Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was to become the supreme leader of Japan in 1603 and begin the Tokugawa shogunate that was to rule Japan until 1867.




Asuke Townscape

The basic pattern of the Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings) was formed during the Sengoku era, while the modern layout of the town developed in the early Edo period.
The current townscape is lined with machiya townhouses built after the great fire of 1775 in the nurigome-zukuri style, which are coated in plaster to the eaves in to prevent fires, and conveys the look of the town in those days to modern generations.



Koromo-jinja Shrine

Ever year, the main festival is held on the third Sunday of the month, while a pre-event is held on the preceding Saturday. Highlights include watching dashi parade floats parade around town as confetti dances in the air, the shichido-mairi (a procession that passes the shrine 7 times), and the gathering of the dashi at the shrine. Carried on from the late Edo period to the present, this is one of the Mikawa area’s foremost festivals.



Between Toyota-shi and Shin-Toyota stations is the Matsuzakaya Department store and a number of places to eat and drink. Toyota has Chinese, Thai and Korean restaurants as well as some Filipino show pubs.

Close to Toyota-shi station is an alley with fast-food restaurants and other more up-market eateries.

Kuragaike Park

If you have free time and you feel like spending the day out having fun, bring your whole family to Kuragaike park.
You can play with your children, soak up the sun, relax in the nature, run, rent a boat or just take a walk.



Kariya Park

Like a tranquil lake of serenity at the heart of busy Mississauga, Kariya Park lies calmly in the city core, with the famous Civic Centre clock-tower easily glimpsed through the greenery.

The park was officially opened in July 1992, honouring the eleventh anniversary of our twin-city relationship with Kariya, Japan.

It is a legacy to future generations, and will mature with age like its array of rhododendrons, pine, gingko and sweetgum trees, remaining a peaceful haven from the bustle of city life as Mississauga grows around it.

Games in Toyota

Tokio Stadium

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.

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