The Toyota Motor Corporation holds a plant tour to show off their high-quality car manufacturing. There are 3 plants available for visitation (Motomachi, Tsutsumi, and Takaoka Plants), but the visitation times vary for each one. The sightseeing bus tour that begins at the Toyota Kaikan and tours the welding and assembly plants.
The welding plant uses robots that weld together the various car parts and you can see how the general form of the car takes shape, and then in the assembly plant the car is put together and then painted, including engine and tires. Once the car is complete, it is inspected under a strict quality control guideline and then shipped as a final product.
Organizations that visit via chartered bus can choose itinerary and time. The factory tour must be booked in advance at least 2 weeks in advance and as long as 3 months in advance prior to tour date.
The bus tour begins from the Toyota Kaikan Museum. By public transit, from Nagoya Station (名古屋駅) take the subway Tsurumai line or the Meitetsu Toyoda Line to Toyota City Station (豊田市駅). Get off and it’s 20 minutes by taxi. Or you can take a bus from Toyota City Station to Toyota Memorial Hospital and then get off at the Toyota Headquarters. You can also take the JR Tokai or Aichi Loop Line to Mikawa-Toyota Station三河豊田駅) via Okazaki Station (岡崎駅), and walk 20 minutes.
By car, take the Tomei Expressway to Toyota IC (豊田) then take Route 76 for 2km, turn left as Akebono-cho (曙町), then take Route 491 to the east for about 3km, and straight at Toyota Machiminami (トヨタ町南) towards the Toyota Kaikan. It takes about 20 minutes total.
Description: Toyota Plant Tour
|Sights||Toyota Plant Tour (トヨタ自動車工場見学)|
1 Toyotachō, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0565-29-3355|
|Closed dates||Saturday Sunday Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY Summer season|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Toyota Plant Tour