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Shinjuku Historical Museum

Address: 12-16 Yotsuya-San-ei-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3359-2131

This museum presents local history and culture focusing on Shinjuku City. The facility has a reading room for investigating and researching local history and cultural assets. It can be used with no restrictions.
The exhibit rooms have a permanent exhibit and special exhibits. The special exhibits are particularly interesting, as they take up themes that are relevant to the times.

●Information
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Admission until 5 p.m.)
Closed: 2nd and 4th Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday), during the year-end/New Year holidays (from December 29 through January 3), and special holidays
Admission: ¥300 for adults and ¥100 for elementary/junior high school students (there are special free-admission days for elementary/junior high school students). For groups of 20 persons or more, adults ¥150 and elementary/junior high school students ¥50. A separate fee is charged for special exhibits.

Hayashi Fumiko Memorial Hall

Address: 2-20-1 Nakai, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5996-9207

Hayashi Fumiko Memorial Hall is the home where novelist Hayashi Fumiko lived from 1941 until her death in 1951, and where she poured her spirit into penning such masterpieces as Ukigumo and Meshi.
From the time she was a child, Fumiko moved from one place to another. In 1922, she moved to Tokyo, achieved success with her work Horoki and was nicknamed “the wandering writer.” Then in 1930, she moved to Ochiai, purchased this land in 1939 and built a new home. The house that became the museum has the simple comforts of a private home combined with the details of a tastefully artistic building, making the ambience very relaxing.

●Information
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Admission until 4 p.m.)
Closed: Monday (the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and during the yearend/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)
Admission: ¥150 for adults and ¥50 for elementary/junior high school students (however, there are special free-admission days for elementary/junior high school students). For groups of 20 persons or more, ¥80 for adults and ¥30 for elementary/junior high school students.

Saeki Yuzo Atelier Museum

Address: Inside Shinjuku Municipal Saeki Park, 2-4-21 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5988-0091

The atelier is re-created on the property of the former home of the artist Yuzo Saeki. The atelier is open to the public, and a panel exhibition and film are presented to show the life and works of Yuzo Saeki (1898–1928).

●Information
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (May through September), and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (October through April)
Closed: Monday (the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and during the yearend/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)
Admission: Free of charge

Nakamura Tsune Atelier Museum

Address: 3-5-7 Shimo-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5906-5671

The atelier of painter Tsune Nakamura (1887–1924) has been restored and is open to the public as a memorial museum. The atelier displays replicas of the easels and furniture that Tsune used, and visitors can see the artist’s everyday life and works via 4K video as well as photo panels.

●Information
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Admission until 4 p.m.)
Closed: Monday (the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and during the yearend/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)
Admission: Free of charge

Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum

Address: 7 Waseda-Minami-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3205-0209

Literary artist Natsume Soseki (1867–1916), who is loved by many people even today, was born and raised in Shinjuku City, and lived in Waseda-Minami-cho for the last nine years of his life in a home nicknamed “Soseki Sanbo.” Soseki wrote such masterpieces as Sanshiro, Kokoro and Grass on the Wayside, and held a literary salon called the Thursday Club at Soseki Sanbo. The Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum is located on the grounds of this property, and includes an exhibition that re-creates the home, as well as an exhibition of valuable reference materials, such as Soseki’s rough drafts and letters.
Audio guides in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean can be borrowed free of charge. Please take advantage of this service.
The library also has Soseki works in foreign languages.

●Information
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Admission until 5:30 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and during the year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)
Admission: ¥300 for adults and ¥100 for elementary/junior high school students (there are special free-admission days for elementary/junior high school students). For groups of 20 persons or more, adults ¥150 and elementary/junior high school students ¥50. A separate fee is charged for special exhibits.

Planetarium

Inquiries: The Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future
Tel: 03-3232-7701

On the eighth floor of Shinjuku Cosmic Center.
Projections open to the public are shown with themes such as the starry skies of the season and stories about the constellations, outer space and the future. Admission is ¥300 for adults and free for junior high school aged children and younger.
There are such regular programs as the Starry Sky Concert, at which you can enjoy a music performance while viewing planetarium projections, as well as Starry Sky events and Barrier-free Planetarium, which can be enjoyed together with those having disabilities. You must purchase a ticket for the event.

Shinjuku Mini Museums

Aspects of Shinjuku City that could be considered our cultural heritage, such as the cultural assets of our temples and shrines, are designated as Shinjuku Mini Museums and the traditional arts and their workshops/collections are open to the public.
Note: Please contact the particular location concerning hours and holidays.

○Some-no-Sato Futaba-en (traditional art/local industry)
Address: 2-3-6 Kami-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3368-8133

○Suga-jinja Shrine Sanju Rokkasen-e (local history/cultural asset)
Address: 5 Suga-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3351-7023

○Tsumami-Kanzashi Museum (traditional art)
Address: Hills Ishida 401, 4-23-28 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3361-3083

○Juniso Kumano-jinja Shrine (local history/cultural asset)
Address: 2-11-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3343-5521

○Naito Shinjuku Taiso-ji Temple (local history/cultural asset)
Address: 2-9-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3356-7731

○Mejiro Gakuen Remnant (local history/cultural asset)
Address: 4-31-1 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5996-3115

○Tokyo Somemonogatari Museum (traditional art/local industry)
Address: 3-6-14 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3987-0701

○Kigumi Museum (traditional craftmanship/cultural asset)
Address: Hall Eight 3F, 2-3-26 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3209-0430

Museums and Art Museums in the City

Note: Please call the particular facility for information on hours and holidays.

○Yotsuya Fire Museum
Address: 3-10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3353-9119

○Tokyo Toy Museum
Address: Inside Yotsuya Hiroba Plaza, 4-20 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5367-9601

○Min-on Music Museum
Address: 8 Shinano-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5362-3555

○The Sato Museum of Art
Address: 31-10 Daikyo-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3358-6021

○Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan
Address: 4-4-10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3357-5970

○Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
Address: 1-1 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku (inside Meiji Jingu Gaien)
Tel: 03-3401-5179

○Statistics Museum
Address: 19-1 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku (inside Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
Tel: 03-5273-1187

○Museum of Haiku Literature
Address: 3-28-10 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3367-6621

○Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Address: Tokyo Opera City Bldg. 3F, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5777-8600

○NTT InterCommunication Center
Address: Tokyo Opera City Tower 4F, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 0120-144199

○Miyagi Michio Memorial Hall
Address: 35 Naka-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3269-0208

○Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Address: Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters Bldg. 42F, 1-26-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5777-8600

○Century Museum
Address: 110-22 Waseda-Tsurumaki-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-6228-0811

○The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum
Address: Inside Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5286-1829

○Aizu Museum
Address: Inside Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku
Tel:
03-5286-3835

○Yayoi Kusama Museum
Address: 107 benten-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5273-1778

○Tokyo Women’s Medical University Archives: Yoshioka Yayoi Memorial Room
Address: 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3353-8111

○Ridai Museum of Modern Science
Address: 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5228-8224

○Korea Museum
Address: Daini Kankoku Hiroba Bldg. 7F, 1-12-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5272-3510

○Exhibition and Reference Library for Peace and Consolation
Address: Shinjuku Sumitomo Bldg. 48F, 2-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-5323-8709

April 1, 2019