Must-see Places

The Soseki study Memorial

Great writer, Soseki Natsume was born and raised, and he lived on Shinjuku for nine years of later years in house of Wasedaminamicho called "Soseki study".
"Sanshiro" Soseki study where many masterpieces such as "heart" "grass by the roadside" were written, and literature salon called "Thursday society" was opened.
In "Shinjuku Ward Soseki study memorial hall" which we maintained in these ruins, we succeed to memory of land in the future.

For more details, it is the ⇒ Soseki study Memorial official site to this


In tsujoten, we introduce with graphic panel and picture about themes such as ① Soseki Natsume and Shinjuku, life of ② Soseki, the world of ③ Soseki work, people gathering around ④ Soseki, ⑤ Soseki and haiku, ⑥ Soseki and painting and calligraphic work.

In addition, we display soft copy and materials such as letter, the first edition which Shinjuku-ku possesses and are released.

Introduction display [the first floor] (free)

We introduce basic information in knowing Soseki and relation of Shinjuku, life, person image, Soseki including family.

Soseki study reproduction exhibition room [the first floor] (pay)

We reproduce a part of "Soseki study". Parlor, Soseki who hold the study which was place of creation, "Thursday society", and interchanged with pupils sit on wisteria chair and can see relaxed veranda type corridor. We introduce approaches of "Soseki study" reproduction.

Exhibition room (tsujoten, temporary exhibition) [the second floor] (pay)

We introduce people, Soseki and haiku, painting and calligraphic work surrounding Soseki and work world, Soseki by graphic panel or picture, and display releases information about soft copy and letter, first edition that Shinjuku-ku possesses.

(we may remove a part of tsujoten at the time of * temporary exhibition holding).


It is book cafe which can enjoy original menu associated with Soseki while reading Soseki work and book concerned.

For more details, it is ⇒ CAFE SOSEKI to this

Museum shop

We sell original goods of Soseki and "Soseki study" connection.

Rental of sound guide

We began rental of sound guide who explained display.

Correspondence language: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean

Fees Free of charge

If you like, please report to receptionist.

A multi-language audio guide with information on exhibits is available at the reception desk.

<Opening Hours>

From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*Admission until 5:30 p.m.


On Monday

*Day that is not holiday just after that in the case of holiday

From December 29 to January 3

Viewing charges (tsujoten)

*Group (more than 20 people) is half price of viewing charges of individual

*Viewing charges at the time of holding such as temporary exhibitions change by contents.

*When person having disability certificate has you show to receptionist, viewing charges become free.


The Soseki study Memorial
Telephone: 03-3205-0209
FAX: 03-3205-0211


The Soseki study Memorial
7, Wasedaminamicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

  *There is not parking lot. Please use public transport.

Related story

Address The 7, Wasedaminamicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Soseki study Memorial
Return to the previous page

Neighboring Must-see Places

Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau
© Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau