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  • Learn about traditional Japanese carpentry, and look at examples of how ancient techniques and tools were used
  • See a full-scale tearoom model, intricate kumiko artworks, and learn how to 'read' wood to determine its character
  • Admire the work of master carpenters, and study a collection of carefully designed models and drawings


If you've ever wondered how those beautiful traditional wooden buildings were made, this is the museum for you. Discover the secrets of traditional Japanese carpentry through seven sections showcasing the techniques and ideology behind the craftsmanship.

Smell the aroma of wood, touch hands-on displays, and encounter real traditional tools that were used for centuries to create Japanese homes, furniture, sliding doors, and more.

Insider tip

The museum is located close to the famous and scenic Nunobiki Falls – a short hike featuring a number of waterfalls and great views of Kobe.

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What's included

Admission to the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
Souvenir: Traditional Japanese towel (Tenugui)
Free WiFi

What's not included

Food & drinks

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Opening hours

Sunday 09:30 - 16:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30

How to get there

Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
7 Chome-5-1 Kumochicho, Chuo Ward, Hyogo, 651-0056, Kobe
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