A Museum Dedicated to Brakes Found In Japan

The Brake Museum in Tokyo, Japan covers the complete history of brakes from the first time a person threw a log under a cart to the latest regenerative braking electric vehicles. The museum is run be Sasga Brakes.

The Museum is in the Sumida Ward of Tokyo. Visitors can see brakes as small as those found on a bicycle, to brakes as large as those found on a commercial airliner.

The highlight for many visitors is a simulator that shows what happens when a driver hits the brake pedal on a modern vehicle with anti-lock brakes. The museum is currently open year-round, but call ahead to confirm.