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Updated: October 1, 2019

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery 聖徳記念絵画館

1-1 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

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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 his wife Empress Shoken with the next generations, the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery 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 era.

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 StationJR Chuo LineJR Sobu Line5 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: Open daily
    *The museum may close on certain days as needed


General admission: 500 yen


Facility Info

  • RestroomsParking
  • Wheelchair rampElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair loan

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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