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Updated: March 22, 2022

The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature 日本近代文学館

4-3-55 Komaba, Meguro City, Tokyo

A home for Japanese literature lovers

Located in Komaba Park, the Museum of Modern Japanese Literature is home to hundreds of thousands of books, letters, magazines, diaries, videos, manuscripts related to over one hundred and fifty modern Japanese authors that are available for you to browse.

Peruse documents related to authors such as Natsume Soseki, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, and Yasunari Kawabata.

While the main collection may be difficult to navigate for those unable to read Japanese, the museum also offers rotating exhibits with various themes. With cozy reading spaces and a small café, it makes for a relaxing stop, perfect for any quiet afternoon out. The stately Maeda Residence across from the museum is also well worth a visit.

How to Get There

  • Komaba-todaimae StationInokashira LineWest Exit7 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 9:30-16:30

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysSundaysNew Year's holidaysIrregular
    *Fourth Thursday of the month, and the third week of February and June (the museum's maintenance periods)


General admission: 300 yen


Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilities

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