Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House

"Open the door, it's a large world outside."

Sakichi Toyoda was born in this area in 1867 (also known as the 3rd year of the Keio). In 1890, he came across a foreign-made loom at an industrial exhibition in Tokyo. Sakichi shortly thereafter invented a human-powered wooden loom in what was to be known as the "Toyota-style." From that time onwards, he continued to research and improve upon his invention. This led to the creation of the "Type G Automatic Loom" in 1924, which was regarded as the worlds best at the time.

His creative sprit and determination were the cornerstone for the foundation of the Toyota Group, which as one might guess, led to far more than just the invention of the automatic loom.

The Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House is opened to not only explore the creation of the automatic loom, but to share Sakichi's visions which lead to the expansion of the Japanese industry including the automotive business.

Hours of operation

  • April 1st - September 30th 9:30AM to 5:00PM
  • October 1st - March 31st 9:30AM to 4:30PM


Every Wednesday (If a holiday falls on Wednesday, the following Thursday is closed)
End-of-year December 26th - 31st
New Year January 6th - 8th
Monday and Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February.
Monday and Tuesday before the first Wednesday in September.

Entrance fee



2km from JR Tokaido Line Washizu Station


Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House
113-2 Yamaguchi Kosaishi Shizuoka