After our visit to the Tokyo Motor Show last year courtesy of UMW Toyota, to check our the new Toyota Mirai and the Lexus LF-30 concept, we also took a little time to stray around – soaking in anything and everything the largest auto show in this region had to offer.

But that’s not all, we also extended our stay beyond Tokyo to places like Nagoya and Osaka where we visited a few of Toyota’s museums and boy it was a historical feast!

We started off first with the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya, Japan to discover and appreciate the humble beginnings of Toyota Motor Corporation. Did you know they were actually textile manufacturers long before they ventured into automotive production?

In this video, we also briefly featured a few cars from the early years of Toyota and even some from their heyday – those they built to show the Americans that the Japanese too, can build great things such as the legendary 2000 GT.

As there were just too much on display to show and tell, we hope that this video would serve as a tinder of curiosity rather than a comprehensive guide book to the history of Toyota. It’s also an appetiser for the rest of our museum visits to come and trust us, it only gets better from here on.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.