Toyama Memorial Museum
Museum in The Kanto: others area
The Toyama Memorial Museum, nestling quietly in the rural scenery, is housed in buildings originally constructed by the founder of Nikko Securities (Now SMBC Nikko Securities), Gen-ichi Toyama (1890–1972), as a home for his mother, Mii (1866–1948). In recognition of the hardships she had overcome, Gen-ichi reconstructed the house in which he had been born, but which the family had been forced to leave while he was still young.
This traditional Japanese house, consisting of a gatehouse and three wings connected by corridors, was designed by Soshichi Muro’oka and constructed over the course of two years and seven months, being completed in 1936.
After Mii’s death, it was mainly used by Gen-ichi to entertain guests, but in 1968 it was transferred to the Toyama Memorial Museum Foundation, to preserve the buildings and display Gen-ichi’s art collection to a wide audience. The museum opened in 1970, and in 2013 the Foundation was recognized as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
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Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed on Feb 2nd, Mar 15th, Apr 12th, May 14th–May 17th and Dec 21st–Jan 7th.
Adults ¥700, University and High School Students ¥500, Junior High School Students and under free.
Address: 675 Shiroinuma, Kawajimamachi, Hiki-gun, Saitama 350-0128
Phone: 049-297-0007 Fax: 049-297-6951
From the East exit of Kawagoe Station, take the Tobu bus towards Okegawa and get off at Ushigayato. From the West exit of Okegawa Station, take the Tobu bus towards Kawagoe and get off at Ushigayato. The venue is 15 minute walk from there.