竹中大工道具館の記事タイトル画像(Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum)

Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum (竹中大工道具館) is the museum of carpentry tools located in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.

We can not only see old carpentry tools, but also enjoy a woodworking workshop here.

In addition, this museum is chosen in ‘The Top 20 Factory Tours in Japan 2018 by TripAdviser‘.


About Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

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

Information

Address 7-5-1, Kumochicho, Kobe Shi Chuo Ku, Hyogo Ken, 651-0056, Japan
Phone +81-78-242-0216
Closed Every Mondays (The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday.)

Open

9:30~16:30 (last admission 16:00)

Admission Fee

Adults 500 yen
Seniors (65 years old and over) 200 yen
University and High School Students 300 yen
Junior High School or younger Free

Website

Highlights of Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

竹中大工道具館の見取り図(Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum)

Exterior of the museum

竹中大工道具館の入り口(Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum)

Entrance of the museum.


竹中大工道具館の外観(Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum)

Exterior of the museum.


竹中大工道具館の中庭(Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum)

There is a teahouse called ‘Itteki-an (一滴庵)’ in the courtyard of the museum.

It is only open to the public on specific days in spring and autumn.

1F (Lobby / Theater)

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竹中大工道具館のロビー(Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum)

B1F (Exhibition space)

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The exhibition space on the first basement floor displays not only old carpenter tools but also Horyuji’s scale model and Temple building ornaments.

B2F (Exhibition space / Woodworking Room)

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The exhibition space on the second basement floor displays skeleton structure of the Tearoom and elaborate woodworks.


About the Touch of Woodworking

竹中大工道具館のちょこっと木工

Touch of Woodworking is a woodworking workshop held at this museum.

Please refer to the following website for details of the workshop.

Report of ‘Touch of Woodworking’

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

We experienced ‘Experience of making chopsticks and coasters’.

Wooden chopsticks

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In this workshop, we will make a pair of original wooden chopsticks.

The production time is about 40 minutes.

Wooden coasters

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In this workshop, we will make a wooden coaster.

The production time is about 40 minutes.


How to get to Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

竹中大工道具館の地図(Map of Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum)

Nearest station is Kobe City Subway / Shinkansen Shin-Kobe Station.

We can also go by bus from Sannomiya Station to the museum.


From Osaka Sta. to Shin-Kobe Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Kobe Line from Osaka Station to Sannomiya Station and change to the Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line.

2.Get on the Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line from Sannomiya Station to Shin-Kobe Station.


From Namba Sta. to Shin-Kobe Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line from namba Station to Umeda Station and change to the JR Kobe Line.

2.Get on the JR Kobe Line from Osaka Station to Sannomiya Station and change to the Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line.

3.Get on the Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line from Sannomiya Station to Shin-Kobe Station.


From Kyoto Sta. to Shin-Kobe Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Kyoto Line (go through to the Kobe Line) from Kyoto Station to Sannomiya Station and change to the Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line.

2.Get on the Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line from Sannomiya Station to Shin-Kobe Station.


From Shin-Kobe Station (on foot)

About 10-minutes walk (300 meters) on foot.


Get on a bus from Sannomiya Station

Timetable and Route Search (bus)

・Please get on a Kobe City Bus No.2 bound for JR Rokkomichi Station at Chikatetsu Sannomiya Eki-mae bus stop and get off Kumauchi 6-Chome bus stop.

Bus company:Kobe City Bus
Routes/Destination:No.2[Bound for JR Rokkomichi Station]
Boarding bus stop:Chikatetsu Sannomiya Eki-mae
Alighting bus stop:Kumauchi 6-Chome
Bus fare:210 yen
Time required:About 10 min


・Please get on a City Roop Bus bound for Shin-Kobe Station at Chikatetsu Sannomiya Eki-mae [to north] bus stop and get off Shin-Kobe Station 2F bus stop.

Bus company:City Roop Bus
Routes/Destination:Vound for Shin-Kobe Station
Boarding bus stop:Chikatetsu Sannomiya Eki-mae [to north]
Alighting bus stop:Shin-Kobe Station
Bus fare:260 yen
Time required:About 23 min


Take a taxi

From Sannomiya Station:about 900 yen (6 minutes)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.

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・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.

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・Phone number of taxi dispatch (Around Sannomiya Sta.)

Hotel search & reservation around Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum


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