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Updated: April 2, 2018

Jiyugakuen Myonichikan 自由学園 明日館

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

Once a school, Jiyu Gakuen 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 Sta. | 5 min on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | JR Saikyo Line | JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line | Yurakucho Line | Marunouchi Line | Fukutoshin Line | Tobu Tojo Line | Seibu Ikebukuro Line
  • Mejiro Sta. | 7 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:00 Tue-Sun, holidays
    See official website/local tourist information office
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
  • Last admission: 15:30

Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |
  • Disabled parking | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair accessible escalator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan |

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