Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum : Let’s try a ‘DIY woodwork making experience’ in this museum.

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The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum (竹中大工道具館) is one and only carpentry tools museum in Japan which located in Kobe-shi, Hyogo.

There is the place where adults can enjoy in Japan!!

The 5th of the visit to social studies that adult can enjoy is the “Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum (竹中大工道具館).

Saiin Garan (Western Precinct) of Horyu-ji (法隆寺 西院伽藍) is the world’s oldest wooden building.
In addition, Todai-ji Daibutsu-den Hall (東大寺 大仏殿) is the world’s largest wooden framework building.

Like these examples, it is said that Japan has the greatest construction techniques in the world.

In this art museum, we can learn about a carpentry tools and technology supporting world’s best construction techniques.
It was eighth in the ‘TripAdvisor Best Factory Tour Ranking 2016‘, and has been designated as the Michelin green guide ★★.

And, we can also experience a ‘DIY woodwork making’ in this art museum.
We can make Japanese chopsticks and other interesting woodwork in this experience.

This will be a good souvenir of your trip to Japan!!

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Contents:

  1. About the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
  2. The highlights of Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
  3. About a ‘DIY woodwork making’
  4. Experience-based report of ‘DIY woodwork making’
  5. The photos of Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
  6. How to get to the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
  7. Hotel search & reservation around this museum

1.About the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum is a museum of carpentry tools in Kobe, Japan. The museum was opened in 1984 with the objective of collecting and conserving ancient tools as an example of Japanese cultural heritage, in order to pass them on to the next generation through research and exhibitions.
引用(citation):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takenaka_Carpentry_Tools_Museum

Open:9:30 ~ 16:30 (Last admission is 16:00.)
Admission Fee:500 yen(Adult), 300 yen(College / High school student), 200 yen(65 or older), Free(Junior high school student or younger)
Closed:Monday (Open when Monday is a national holiday, then closed Tuesday), New Year’s Holiday (December 29 ~ January 3)
Address:7-5-1, Kumochicho, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 651-0056, Japan
Phone Number:+81-78-242-0216
Brochure:Japanese/English
Guide Signboard:Japanese/English
Staff:Only Japanese available.

The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum (竹中大工道具館) is  located in Kobe-shi, Hyogo.
The nearest station is Shin-Kobe Station (新神戸駅).
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This museum is one and only carpentry tools museum in Japan.
This art museum is run by Takenaka Corporation (竹中工務店) that is a Japanese major building company.
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This art museum was established in 1984 and was reconstructed at the current place in 2014.
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An admission fee is 500 yen (Adult).
A ‘DIY woodwork making’ is an extra.
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It is closed on Mondays, please be careful.
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There is also a free parking lot. (For six cars)
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This is the entrance gate.
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A building of the museums is a wooden very refined building.
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There is a Japanese garden in the front of the museum.
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There is a tea house called Itteki-an (一滴庵) which was built in 1958 in the backside of the museum.
It is opened to the general public in Spring and Fall. (usually not opened to the public.)
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It has been designated as the Michelin green guide ★★.
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Next, let’s see the highlight of Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum!!
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2.The highlights of Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

This museum is two floors under ground and one floor above ground.
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●1F(lobby・theater)

In 1F, the front side is a lobby fitted with glass and the back side is mini-theater.
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It is very refined space.
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We can also look at a Japanese garden from here.
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The lobby has a vending machine of the coffee (100 yen).
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We can relax slowly while drinking coffee here.
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B1F(exhibition area)

B1F is main exhibit area in this museums.
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Various types of carpentry tools are displayed.
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This is a miniature model of the five-storey pagoda of Horyu-ji (法隆寺 五重塔).
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This is decoration woodwork which get on the roof of the temple building.
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This is a reproduction of Toshodai-ji Kondo’s (唐招提寺 金堂) wooden framework.
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B2F(exhibition area + DIY woodwork making room)

There was the skeleton model of the tea house in B2F.
Sa-an (蓑庵) of Gyokurin-in which is the sub-temple of Daitoku-ji (大徳寺塔頭 玉林院) that was built in the middle of Edo period (江戸時代) is a model.
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This is a screen which was made by a mosaic made by combining various types of wood.
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That almost seems like a work of art!!
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Trees have an individual fragrance.
We can smell various types of trees here.
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There is a DIY woodwork making room in the back side of B2F.
We can experience a ‘DIY woodwork making’ in this room.
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3.About a ‘DIY woodwork making’

・Experience possible day is “Saturday”, “Sunday”, “Holiday” and “Wednesday”.

・Experience possible time is “10:00 ~ 12:00” or “13:00 ~ 16:00 (Wednesday is until 15:30)”.

・No reservation is needed. (on a first-come-first-served basis)

If we want to experience a DIY woodwork making, let’s apply at the time of entering a museum at a reception desk.
There is 12 kinds of DIY woodwork making. (As of January in 2007)
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When an application is complete, we get a reception card.
Let’s go to the room in B2F by start time.
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4.Experience-based report of ‘DIY woodwork making’

We experienced “wooden (Hinoki : Japanese cypress) chopsticks course” and “wooden (Hinoki : Japanese cypress) coaster course”!!

Both were completed in about 40 minutes.
Because a volunteer woodworker teach us how to make a woodwork, Anyone can easily make it.

●wooden (Japanese cypress) chopsticks course

At first we choose two sticks of a hinoki becoming the materials of chopsticks.
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We write a number to the side of the sticks for shave it with a plane.
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We put the sticks in a wooden frame and shave it with a plane.
(This frame has a shape of chopsticks.)
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We check whether we could shave it well.
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Let’s shave it earnestly!!
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It’s finished.
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We paint the chopsticks with walnut oil when we have finished shaving, and dry it.
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I finished it.
It is the only chopsticks in this world.
This will be a good souvenir of the trip to Japan!!
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●wooden (Japanese cypress) coaster course

We write the favorite form on the square wood board, and we cut it by an electric fret saw.
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Like this.
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If we finished cutting the parts of the coaster, we shave the side of parts with an electric file.
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The parts of the coaster were completed!!
When I put these parts together・・・,
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These parts become the wooden coaster.
Furthermore, when I push the middle of this roller coaster・・・,
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It became a hollow in the middle of the coaster.
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I am very satisfied.
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5.The photos of Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

■Flickr:Photo of Kifune-jinja Shrine (20170116)

竹中大工道具館:Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum (20170115)

6.How to get to the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

How to get to the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum is as follows.

The nearest station of the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum is ‘Shin-Kobe Station (新神戸駅)’.
(We can also go by bus from ‘Sannomiya Station (三ノ宮駅)’.)

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Osaka Station to Shin-Kobe Station (新神戸駅))
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■Route Example (From Namba Station to Shin-Kobe Station (新神戸駅))
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■Route Example (From Kyoto Station to Shin-Kobe Station (新神戸駅))
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■When you go on foot from Shin-Kobe Station

It’s about 10 minutes (300 m) on foot.
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■When you get on a bus from Sannomiya Station

・Bus Stop : Chikatetsu Sannomiya Eki-mae

[Timetable]Route No.2 (Recommended : There are many buses on this line.)

Bus company:Kobe City Bus
Routes/Destination:No.2[Bound for Hankyu Rokko]
Boarding bus stop:Chikatetsu Sannomiya Eki-mae
Alighting bus stop:Kumauchi 6-Choume
Bus fare:210 yen
Time required:About 8 min

[Timetable]Route No.18 (There aren’t many buses on this line.)

Bus company:Kobe City Bus
Routes/Destination:No.18[Bound for JR Rokko-michi sta.]
Boarding bus stop:Chikatetsu Sannomiya Eki-mae
Alighting bus stop:Kumauchi 6-Choume
Bus fare:210 yen
Time required:About 8 min

・Bus Stop : Sannomiya Eki Terminal-mae

[Timetable]Route No.18 (There aren’t many buses on this line.)

Bus company:Kobe City Bus
Routes/Destination:No.18[Bound for JR Rokko-michi sta.]
Boarding bus stop:Sannomiya Eki Terminal-mae
Alighting bus stop:Kumauchi 6-Choume
Bus fare:210 yen
Time required:About 10 min

■When you take a taxi

From Sannomiya Station:790 yen ~ 970 yen (about 10 minutes)

Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.

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7.Hotel search & reservation around this museum

How did you like it?

Please try to go to this museum.

Have a nice trip! ( *´艸`)

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