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MEIJI SEIMEI KAN

  • 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.

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Opening to the public

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Open to the public
Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(last entrance: 4:30 p.m.)
Note: The building is closed from December 31 to January 3 for electrical maintenance.

Meiji Life Insurance Building Highlights

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