Museum of Agricultural Technology Progress

The Museum located in the Institution of Agricultural Machinery, NARO preserves and exhibits more than 250 domestic and foreign agricultural instruments used during the early stages from the later phase of the Meiji Era to the 1950s when the Agricultural Experiment Station of the then Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which took on the mechanization of agriculture in Japan as a national project, executed investigations and studies to develop and improve agricultural machines. In this museum, you can get a full view of the history of mechanization of agriculture in Japan, which changed from human and animal labor to engines. And you can understand the way people were freed from painstaking agricultural work and the improvement processes in production efficiency that suits the small-scale agriculture in Japan.

On exhibition (Reservation required)

National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)
Institute of Agricultural Machinery (IAM)

Hours open:
Admission fee:
Days closed:
Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end/New Year’s holidays
1-40-2 Nisshin-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 331-8537
URL: (Japanese language only)
10 mins. by bus from JR Omiya Sta. to Jieitai-Iriguchi stop and 5 mins. on foot

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