The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum was opened in 1984 in Nakayamate, Kobe, as the only museum of carpentry tools in Japan, with the objective to collect and conserve such disappearing tools as a cultural heritage, and to pass them on to the next generation through research and exhibitions.
2019.3.30 - 5.12 Now Open

Watermill carpentry;
Designing hydraulic energy

We reveal the unique skills and tools of watermill carpenters.

Guided Tour of Teahouse building ‘Itteki-an’ (Viewed from the outside only)

The teahouse inside the museum grounds will be specially made open to the public on these dates.
2019.5.3 - 5.6

Golden week special
Demonstration “Lumbering! Sawing!”

Presenting a rare opportunity to see a demonstration of a chōna (adze) and a maebiki oga (wide-blade ripsaw) in use.

Address :

7-5-1 Kumochi-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0056, Japan
TEL 078-242-0216 / FAX 078-241-4713

Closed :

Mondays (The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday)
Jan.15, Feb.12, Apr.30, May7, July16, Aug.13, Sept.17, Sept.24, Oct.15, Nov.5, Dec.24, 2019
New Year’s Holiday December 29 – January 3

Open :

9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)