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Updated: October 1, 2019

Jiyugakuen Myonichikan 自由学園明日館

2-31-3 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo

Once a school building, Jiyugakuen Myonichikan is now a designated Important Cultural Property of Japan. Built in 1921 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentice Arata Endo, Myonichikan has a Western facade with a large grassy area in the middle. Although the name Myonichikan means "House of Tomorrow," you will see plenty of furniture used by students in the past. Most of them are wooden, giving off a modest vibe.

Nowadays, in addition to tours, many people come to the building for marriage ceremonies, seminars, discussion meetings, concerts, and public lectures.

How to Get There

  • Ikebukuro StationJR Yamanote LineJR Saikyo LineJR Shonan-Shinjuku LineYurakucho LineMarunouchi LineFukutoshin LineTobu Tojo LineSeibu Ikebukuro Line5 min on foot

Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:00
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
  • Closing days: MondaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.

Facility Info

  • Restrooms
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)Korean
  • Wheelchair rampWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletDiaper 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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