Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature

Museum in The Yokohama, Kanagawa area

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Opened in 1984. The museum has held more than 80 special and special exhibitions, including large-scale exhibitions by genre such as popular literature, children's literature, poetry, etc., exhibitions by writers such as Soseki Natsume, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Kyoka Izumi, the three Arishima brothers (Takeo Arishima, Ikuma Arishima, and Ton Satomi), Saneatsu Mushanokoji, Yasunari Kawabata, Osamu Dazai, Eiji Yoshikawa, Shugoro Yamamoto, etc., and exhibitions of literary walks in Kanagawa in location such as Kamakura, Yokohama, and Kawasaki. In addition to the Kazuo Ozaki Collection and the Mitsuo Nakamura Collection, which honor the achievements of individual writers and collectors, the museum has collected handwritten materials of many writers associated with Kanagawa, books, and a vast number of literary magazines. As of fiscal 2010, the total number of books, magazines, and handwritten documents (special documents) exceeded 440,000, 460,000, and 180,000, respectively.

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No shopNo parkingHas a restaurant/cafeHas a library/BookstoreNot accessible to disabled persons

Home Page

http://www.kanabun.or.jp/ (Japanese)

Opening hours

From 9:30 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holidays. Closed during the New Year holidays.


Venue may charge entrance fee on a per-event basis.


Address: 110 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0862
Phone: 045-622-6666 Fax: 045-623-4841

10 minute walk from exit 6 at Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai line, 20 minute walk from the Motomachi exit of Ishikawa-cho Station on the JR Negishi line.

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