• After three years and seven months, the Meiji Life Insurance Building opened in March of 1934, as the culmination of classical office building architecture.From the wartime metal deliveries, to the fire bombing of Tokyo, to being requisitioned by the American military from 1945 to 1956 as a general headquarters for East Asian Air Force command, the Meiji Life Insurance Building lived through the turmoil of the twentieth century; to that end, in 1997, it became Japan's first building to be registered as a Tangible Cultural Asset as an example of Showa-era architecture.
    Today, the building is open to the public on weekends.

Opening to the public

[Admission] Free
[Reception] Please enter from the west entrance and come to the reception desk on the 2nd floor.
[Hours] 9:30 - 19:00 (entry until 18:30)
*The building is closed from December 31 to January 3 for electrical maintenance.
*Admission is subject to capacity restrictions. Please note that you may be asked to wait to enter the museum depending on the number of people inside.

Meiji Life Insurance Building Highlights

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