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Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan was established as a school building for Jiyu Gakuen by Yoshikazu Hani and his wife Motoko in 1921.
It was designed by master of modern architecture Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentice Arata Endo. After the campus was relocated to Higashikurume-shi, Tokyo, and the complex ended its role as a school, it was renamed Myonichikan, or the “House of Tomorrow,” and continues to support the future of Jiyu Gakuen and education in Japan by hosting alumni activities.
Afterwards in 1997, it was designated by the national government as an important cultural property and preservation work was performed on the building.Together with the building's use as a cultural property, since the year 2001 it has been operating as a model for "dynamic preservation." In addition to tours, the building has been utilized for marriage ceremonies, seminars, discussion meetings, concerts, public lectures, and a wide variety of other purposes.

Detailed information

Basic information

Address

2-31-3 Nishi-Ikebukuro

Toshima-ku

Postal code:171-0021

Contact information

Name:JIYU GAKUEN MYONICHIKAN

Telephone number:03-3971-7535

Fax number:03-3971-2570

E-mail address:myonichi@jiyu.jp

Website:JIYU GAKUEN MYONICHIKAN

Access

By train:5 minutes by foot from JR Ikebukuro Station, 7 minutes by foot from Mejiro Station

For

Children | Students | Groups | Couples | Families | Seniors | Seniors |

Cultural Properties

National Designated Cultural Properties |

Other services

Facility information

Toilet facilities available |

Foreign language explanations/displays

English |

Foreign language pamphlets

English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Accessible parking for people with disabilities (in wheelchairs)
  • Floor-mounted railings
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Wheelchair-accessible escalator
  • Western-style toilet with handrail
  • Multi-purpose toilet
  • Diaper changing area
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Floor height difference in facility

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