Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

An Art Gallery Featuring Familiar Autumn Scenery in Tokyo

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Museum

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

    Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

  • Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, lit up at night

    Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, lit up at night

  • Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery and the ginkgo tree row

    Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery and the ginkgo tree row

Reviews

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  • Rise

    曾经于深秋季节去过。从长长的银杏树大道望去的圣德纪念绘画馆真的是非常别致,像一幅美丽的油彩画。看到这篇文章上介绍才得知圣德纪念绘画馆还有夜间点灯,下次一定找机会去看看。

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Details

Name in Japanese
聖徳記念絵画館
Postal Code
160-0013
Address
1-1 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3401-5179
Admission
500 yen
Closed
Open year-round
*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)
Access
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)