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Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery


Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery 聖徳記念絵画館

How to Get There

  • Shinanomachi Sta. | 5 mins on foot
  • JR Chuo Line | JR Sobu Line
  • Kokuritsu-kyogijo Sta. | Exit A1 | 5 mins on foot
  • Oedo Line

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Learn about the legacy of Emperor Meiji through this impressive collection of art

Built in 1926 as a way to share the story and accomplishments of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken with the next generations, Meiji Jingu Gaien is a history lesson and art exhibition rolled into one. The gallery houses 80 paintings in total, half in Japanese style, half in western style. Displayed chronologically the pieces retell the story of the Meiji period.

The gallery is divided into two—the east wing features the Japanese works and the west is home to the western style oil paintings. Each piece documents a key moment from the Emperor’s life, beginning with his birth in 1852 up to his passing in 1912.


Opening Hours

  • 9:00–17:00 Mon–Sun
  • Last admission: 16:30






Cash only

Discounts available for disabled visitors, groups

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | parking
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Wheelchair ramp | elevator | wheelchair accessible elevator | accessible restrooms | ostomate restrooms | baby changing facilities | wheelchair loan

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