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Updated: April 2, 2018

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery 聖徳記念絵画館

1-1 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku,Toky

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.

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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Opening Hours

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






Discounts available for disabled visitors, groups

Cash only |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Parking |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Elevator | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair accessible elevator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan |

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