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Before the coronavirus took hold my family and I went to Tokyo to visit family for a few days. We had an afternoon free so we drove down to Odaiba. A mini Toyota Automobile museum is there and we went and had a look. I say mini because the main Toyota museum is in Aichi, a little east of Nagoya city and this is a smaller version of that.
I say smaller but it was great!
One of the great things about this museum is that it celebrates automobiles from around the world, it is not just limited to Toyota. Although Toyota cars are well represented. The museum is not just an open shed museum. As you can see from the photos they have designed some fantastic street scenes which take you back in time. It is so good.
There are a number of levels to cover and there is also a shop and cafe. We were there for about 2 hours but I felt it was a bit short. I would have liked 3 hours to cover everything at a little slower pace.
Anyway, I will mention a couple of highlights. Most of the photos are self explanatory.
Rare Toyota 2000GT, Showa period street scenes are excellent, a rare Toyota sports 800 race car. There is a special room that displays some Toyota race cars including a couple of rally cars and a prototype MR2 Groups S machine. I have never seen this before.
So, if you are ever in the Odaiba area and have some free time this is a good museum to visit.
Update; this museum will close at the end of 2021.
Words and photos by Stuart.