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Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum

This museum named after the famed writer was built on the property once occupied by Soseki Sanbo (Soseki Cottage). Soseki—who penned such masterpieces as Sanshiro, Sorekara and Kokoro—lived in this house from 1907 until his death nine years later. The museum has re-created parts of his cottage, such as his study, his salon and the veranda-style porch. There is also a book cafe and shop.
In Soseki Park, located next to the museum, there is a bust of Soseki created by Naoki Tominaga, as well as a neko-zuka (cat memorial).

Basic Information

Location 7 Waseda-Minami-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (admission until 5:30 p.m.)
Closed Mondays (or the following non-holiday if Monday falls on a holiday) and during the year-end/New Year’s holidays (December 29 through January 3)
Admission Permanent exhibit: 300 yen for adults, 100 yen for elementary and junior high school students
Note: For groups of twenty persons or more, the admission is half-price.
Inquiries Tel: 03-3205-0209
Directions A ten-minute walk from Waseda Station on the Tozai Subway Line.
A fifteen-minute walk from Kagurazaka Station on the Tozai Subway Line.
A fifteen-minute walk from Ushigome-Yanagicho Station on the Toei Oedo Line.
A two-minute walk from the Ushigome Hoken Center bus stop on the Shiro (白) 61 Toei Bus.

December 5, 2017