Category Archives: museum

Meet Me at the Virtual Toyota Museum

Japan’s version of Second Life, the virtual online world, is called MeetMe. Toyota recently set up not only a shop but an entire city where your customizable avatar can roam free in a Toyota showroom, set up residency in a … Continue reading

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Random House III: M Yokota Collection

You may remember the M. Yokota Collection, which has been mentioned on our blog before. Essentially, a super rich old dude built a museum around a massive collection of his diverse interests, one of which happens to be old Japanese … Continue reading

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JNC in Japan: Day 6

No, we haven’t come to an untimely death by offending the wrong yakuza lieutenant, accidentally driving down the wrong side of the wangan, or eating ill-prepared fugu. Much to the chagrin of some, we are very much alive, but our … Continue reading

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JNC In Japan: Day 5

Today we headed out to the Chainan 21, the official museum of Hino. Check out this sign. The station name is Toyoda, and if you notice, the previous stop was Hino. Coincidence? Probably. The Hino museum is at neither of … Continue reading

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JNC In Japan: Day 2

We had high hopes of getting something completely unlike anything available in the US as a rental car today, but our hearts sank as we saw the Toyota Vitz (Yaris) waiting for us at the parking lot. They sank further … Continue reading

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Swiss Bliss

Yank yer Toyoglide out of its peaceful neutral state and slam it into drive, cause Toyotas are invading Switzerland! The Swiss Toyota Museum, located in the unpronounceable municipality of Murschetg, Laax, has enough nostalgic Toyotas to drain an unmarked bank … Continue reading

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Toyota Automobile Museum

From our English Channel bureau, courtesy of UK reader Mash and a French 2000GT enthusiast, here’s some photos of the Toyota Automobile Museum to start the new year off right. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that not all of the vehicles … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Auto Gallery

Hop on a bullet train headed west out of Tokyo and in about an 90 minutes you’re in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, smack dab in the middle of Triple Diamond Mafia turf. That’s right, the city is home to Mitsubishi’s R&D … Continue reading

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M. Yokota Vintage Rally

Remember the M. Yokota Collection, the vintage car museum/chocalatier/squirrel zoo in Gumna Prefecture? Clearly, a mind as active and eccentric as that of Mr. Yokota’s cannot be easily calmed. The latest manifestation of his love for nostalgics is the M. … Continue reading

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Nissan's Real Life Dream Garage

Remember those 90s Nissan commercials starring Mr. K as a magical Willy Wonka-like figure holding the golden ticket to an automotive wonderland? For young car nuts like us, those ads expressed, in full cinematic color, the entirety of what was … Continue reading

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