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Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan

A national important Cultural Property, Frank Lloyd Wright’s magnum opus architecture.

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Built in 1921 and used as a campus for Jiyu Gakuen, until moving in 1934. It was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who also designed the Imperial Hotel. This building is known as a fine example of modern architecture, and is a designated national important Cultural Property.

When designated a cultural asset, the building was renovated to preserve it. The renovation strengthened the base, added some water-prevention fixtures, and repainted various parts of the building according to resources from old times. Among the features restored were the center pavilion designed by Wright, the meeting hall designed by Arata Endo, a pupil of Wright, and the mural commemorating the 10th anniversary of the school, which was tucked below the walls.

Nowadays, the building is open during the weekdays, to the public. Night time openings held every 3rd Friday of the month is recommended, making it a different experience compared to the day. It is also used for events such as concerts, or wedding ceremonies, using the meeting hall. It is popular as a wedding party venue, where the cafeteria is used.


  • Built in 1921. as Jiyu Gakuen’s school campus.
  • Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed the Imperial Hotel.
  • Designated a national important Cultural Property in 1997.
  • Open to the public, and is used as a wedding ceremony hall and concert hall.


  • Exterior of the Myonichikan.

    Exterior of the Myonichikan.

  • Meeting hall

    Meeting hall

  • Cafe plan with a snack in the hall or cafeteria.

    Cafe plan with a snack in the hall or cafeteria.

  • Nighttime Openings every 3rd Friday of the month.

    Nighttime Openings every 3rd Friday of the month.

  • Popular as a wedding ceremony hall.

    Popular as a wedding ceremony hall.

Official FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.


Do you have foreign language support? (If it is available, what language is available?)


No staff members are available, but visitors can rent a English, Chinese or Korean audio guide.


Is it possible to re-enter the premises?


It is possible on the same day.


Is free WiFi available in the facility?


Yes, it is.


Are coin lockers available?


Free small coin lockers are available. Large belongings can be stored at the reception.



Name in Japanese
Postal Code
2-31-3 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Mondays(If it is a national holiday, the next day is closed), New Year’s holiday period, Irregular holidays,
*Please visit the official website for more information.
Business Hours
10:00am-4:00pm(Admission allowed until 3:30pm)
*Night Openings: Every 3rd Friday of the month 6pm to 9pm. (Admission allowed until 8:30pm)
Viewing Fee 500 yen (Students under middle school enter free), View+Cafe 800 yen, Nighttime (with alcohol) 1200 yen
Walk 5 min from JR, Tokyo Metro, Tobu and Seibu line Ikebukuro Station.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)