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Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

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Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3401-5179
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THE BUILDING WITH MEIJI ERA ATMOSPHERE

JINGU GAIEN is mostly covered with sports complexes eg. National Stadium (being rebuilt), baseball, rugby, jogging track, etc. This is the only museum type place in the area. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

JINGU GAIEN is mostly covered with sports complexes eg. National Stadium (being rebuilt), baseball, rugby, jogging track, etc. This is the only museum type place in the area. The building was constructed in early 19th century to display pictures showing achievement of Meiji Emperor (1852-1912) and the empress. Both the pictures as well as the building are quite impressive. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum tells the story of the Meiji's life through a series of 80 oil paintings with good English translations. We thought this Museum was more enlightening about the Meiji period than the main history museum. One has to read between the lines however to realize that the Meiji was a war mongerer who subjugated Korea and a substantial swath... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This stunning gallery tells the story of the Meiji period and why it is so important to modern Japanese history. It explains the impact of the emperor as he drove this change. Once you understand this information, you can understand why the country has so much respect for this Emperor and why the Meiji shrine ws built.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery is a fascinating place to visit if one is Interested in Tokyo if one is Interested in some ancient Japanese history. This gallery consists of about 80 paintings depicting real events from the life of Emperor Meiji. My favorite was the Birth of Emperor Meiji which had some beautiful textures on it. A must visit for... More 

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Zama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

The Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery is definitely a great place to go for a quiet hour or two. There are 80 paintings, 40 for each side of the building. If you're new to Japan and confused when people switch back and forth when talking about the various historical eras, this place will definitely help clear things up about the Meiji... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The picture gallery uses painting to tell the history of Japan from 1868 - 1912. This period is known as the Meiji era as it was ruled by Emperor Meiji who ruled during a time of great change as he encouraged the westernization of Japan and contact with the other countries. It is a very impressive gallery that was purpose... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stumbled upon this gallery as we were walking around and I'm glad we did! A great insight into the Meiji era with the gallery showcasing a timeline of paintings by various Japanese artists. I am a visual person so it was great to see history in picture form. For not much of a fee and for a good historical... More 

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