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Museums in Japan

Otaru University Museum

Created to celebrate Otaru's role as the place of origin of the railway system in Hokkaido, Otaru University Museum which includes a Transportation Museum is dedicated to all aspects of transport in Hokkaido. Indoor and outdoor displays feature all manner of land- and sea-based vehicles, including a moving steam locomotive and several automobiles.

Otaru University Museum

Sepia Collection

This private collection looks more like a warehouse, but it is chock full of highly interesting Japanese machinery, including several kei cars (Japanese microcars), like NJ, Cony, Mazda R360 etc., a Mazda Cosmo Sport, a Daihatsu Fellow Buggy and lots of others


Soichiro Honda Craftsmanship Center

The Soichiro Honda Craftsmanship Center is a place meant to honor the achievements of Soichiro Honda, who was born and raised in Komyo Village in the district of Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture (now Tenryu Ward in Hamamatsu City), and communicate them widely to the public while informing people of the personality and craftsman's spirit of the man Soichiro Honda.


Subaru Visitor Centre

At the Subaru Visitor Center, visitors to the Yajima Plant for plant tour and other purposes will be provided with a comprehensible explanation about Subaru's brand philosophy and identity as well as the brand's history and unique technologies.


Suzuki History Museum

"As you walk through Suzuki Plaza, you walk through the different stages in Suzuki's history, represented by the many different products the company has made over the years, as well as an exhibit showing a modern production line for cars"