About Toyota

It’s hard not to immediately associate the city of Toyota with the automobile maker from which it takes its name – the city of Koromo changed its name in 1959 to honour its biggest employer – and car culture is rich in the area’s blood. Toyota (the city) is twinned with original ‘Motor City’ Detroit, and as well as constituting the city’s main industry Toyota (the company) supports local attractions including the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, which houses works from Dali and Giacometti as well as Japanese artists. Aichi Prefecture is famed for its miso-based dishes: try miso-nikomi udon (a favourite of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu), and tonkatsu topped with a rich miso sauce.