Meiji Seimei Kan (明治生命館) is a building in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
A really nice little museum in a British-style red brick building. This area was once called "one block London" and it shows in the architectural style, although it's not actually the original building but a reconstruction. Exhibition of Paris Graphics was good, a little expensive but still standard prices for Tokyo museums. Worth a visit.
The building is beautiful, but the museum itself is not really worth the price except for a few special exhibitions. There are very few English explanations. Visitors from the US and Europe can find much better at home. The restaurant is, however, very good (you need not enter the museum). Prices reasonable considering the elegant atmosphere, and the food is good. Lunch (as is often the case in Japan) is a good bargain. You cannot order after 13:30, so arrive early. It can be crowded, and service is slow. There is a beautiful garden, surrounded by restaurants (somewhat overpriced), but there is also a nice casual cafe with excellent pastries.
Major disappointment. The museum only displays their current exhibition and does not display their main collection... Even though they say so on their website. I was very excited to go there to see the Maurice Joyant collection of 19th century graphic art. Only to be told that the main collection is not on display and that I could see the temporary exhibition if I wanted -- which was completely composed of prints I had already seen in Italy and France! 2 stars only because the museum and its galleries were very well maintained.
An intimate museum with high quality special exhibits throughout the year and has a very pretty garden.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Turn of the century brick building beautifully renovated to host rather impressive exhibition. Despite of their extensive collection, they only do special exhibition, which never disappoints you.
The exhibition ist good for Kids, not adults