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KURODA Memorial Hall
KURODA Memorial Hall

History of Kuroda Memorial Hall

When Kuroda Seiki, often considered the father of modern Western-style painting in Japan, died in 1924, he bequeathed a portion of his estate to be used for the furtherment of art. With this bequest, the Kuroda Memorial Hall was formed in 1928


  • The Kuroda Memorial Hall is open to the public six days a week. The opening date is the same as that of the Tokyo National Museum.
    The collection highlights gallery where you can appreciate Kuroda Seiki's masterpieces "Lakeside" (1897), "Maiko" (1893), "Wisdom, Feeling, and Emotions" (1899), and "Reading" (1891) is open to the public three times a year (New Year, spring, and autumn) for two weeks each.


  • Address: 13-9 Ueno-Park, Taito-ku, 110-8712, Japan
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  • Access: (JR Line) 15 minutes from Ueno or Uguisudani Station
    (Tokyo Metro Line) 15 minutes from Ueno or Nezu Station
    (Keisei Line) 15 minutes from Keisei Ueno Station
  • Admission: free
  • Hours: 9:30-17:00 *Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
  • The Kuroda Memorial Hall does not require an advance reservation to enter.
  • Closed: Mondays and year-end holidays (except for national holidays on Monday, in which case the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday instead)The Hall is occasionally closed at other times.
  • Collection Highlights Gallery
    March 26 - April 7, 2024.
    October 29 - November 10, 2024.
    January 2 - January 13, 2025.
    March 25 - April 6, 2025.
  • Tel: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)