Japanventures: Part 2 – Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum


No Japanese classic car collection would be complete without an early model GT-R.
Beautiful Toyota Sports 800 displayed with some of the original magazines reviewing the car from when it first debuted.
Check out the exhaust set up on this 1970 Honda FJ360 race car.  Complete with, you guessed it, 360cc displacement and right around 50hp.  This particular car was built for the Forumula Junior Race series. 
You know you have an impressive car collection when the rotary powered Mazda Cosmo Sport gets displayed in the corner.

Going back down the two flights of stairs and through the gift store there is a door to visit an outside area which is adorned with pixelated movie posters and random sheds filled with some additional cars that didn’t make it into the museum.  Unfortunately, some of them have more than their fair share of “patina” to be considered show cars. Back in the building there are some additional older traditional Japanese dolls that lead to yet another candy gift store.  Winding through the back of the candy store and up some additional stairs and through some more hallways is a second outdoor area which holds the distinct honor of showcasing…. A Ferrari F40, a squirrel enclosure and a completely flattened Mini Cooper.


This Ferrari F40 was displayed outside with a complete set of spare wheels and a squirrel habitat to keep it company.
For one last fix this small race car with unfortunately no description to its history was displayed in essentially a cabinet.  I mean, thats where I store my extra race cars too ya know. 

But alas, all good things must come to an end.  There is a small area back inside and down the stairs to decorate your creepy naked Kewpie doll and grab a tuna melt and ice cream cone.  But before your departure, the continued maze makes you walk back up through some more stairs through two more gift stores that sell self labeled museum wines, chocolates and of course teddy bears.  Leaving the museum in a daze and inspired to clean out my closets of old toys and relive the past, the location invites you to continue onto some fantastic driving roads to which of course I obliged.


    1. I don’t know if they have a website or an email, but here’s their address and phone number!

      Yokota Kyodo Museum
      474 Shimoyokota
      Okuizumo-cho, Nita-gun
      Shimane Prefecture 699-1822
      Tel: 0854 52 1112

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