Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
An Art Gallery Featuring Familiar Autumn Scenery in Tokyo
Located in the middle of Meijijiugu gaien, Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery is an art museum displaying pictures depicting the achievements of Japanese Emperor Meiji.
Depicted in chronological order, the first 40 murals of the Wall Art Collection are done in Nihonga, a Japanese style of painting popular at the time Emperor Meiji lived (1868-1912). The last 40 paintings are done in a Western style. These works of excellence by leading artists are also regarded as precious historical pictorial records.
Completed in 1926, the superior design and technology of this stately building, one of the first art museums built in Japan, has earned it the designation of Important Cultural Asset by the Japanese Government.
This building, as seen beyond a ginkgo tree avenue starting from Aoyama Dori’s Gaien Entrance, is a familiar fall sight in Tokyo. When lit up at night, its beauty is magical.
This building is designated an Important Cultural Asset by the Japanese government.
Marble is lavishly used in the pillars and floors inside this building.
Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, as seen beyond the row of ginkgo trees stretching from the Gaien Entrance on Aoyama Dori, is a familiar scene representing Tokyo in autumn.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 1-1 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- 500 yen
*It may be closed on certain days.
- Business Hours
9:00 am-5:00 pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
*Opens at 10:00 am during the year-end holidays (12/30-1/2)
1. About 5 minutes on foot from Shinanomachi Station on the JR Chuo or Sobu Lines
2. About 5 minutes on foot from Kokuritsu-kyogijo (National Stadium) Station on the Toei Oedo Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)