Mitaka City
Public Facilities

Cultural Facilities

Mitaka Municipal Libraries

 If you are borrowing books for the first time, complete the individual rental registration form and submit it at the counter. Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the city or neighboring area (Musashino-shi, Chofu-shi, Koganei-shi, Nishi-tokyo-shi, Suginami-ku, Setagaya-ku) may register to borrow books. Please bring some form of identification with your address on it. You will be issued a library card.
 To check out a book, please use the automated checkout machine. Up to ten books may be checked out per person at all the libraries in total, for two weeks.

Mitaka Main Library (Main Building)

 3-3, Kamirenjaku 8-chome Tel:0422-43-9151
 Hours:9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
 Closed:Mondays and every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Shimorenjaku Library

 13-13, Shimorenjaku 6-chome Tel:0422-43-9159
 Hours:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Closed:Wednesdays and 1st Monday of the month

Tobu Library

 8-16, Mure 5-chome Tel:0422-49-3851
 Hours:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Closed:Mondays and every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Seibu Library

 6-47, Osawa 2-chome Tel:0422-33-1311
 Hours:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Closed:Mondays and every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Mitaka Ekimae Library

 13-10, Shimorenjaku 3-chome Tel:0422-71-0035
 Hours:10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays,Sundays and national holidays)
 Closed:Mondays and every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Nanbu Library (scheduled to be completed in November 2013)

 14-16, Shinkawa 5-chome Tel:0422-76-5571
 Hours:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Closed:Mondays and every 3rd Wednesday of the month

* All libraries are closed during the year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3) and during specified inventory periods.

Social Education Halls (Shakai Kyoiku Kaikan)

 Each hall (Main, East and West) offers various courses throughout the year. The facilities can also be used as a location for various educational and cultural group activities.

Facility Address Tel
Mitaka Social Education Hall (Main)13-13, Shimorenjaku 6-chome0422-49-2521
East Social Education Hall13-19, Mure 2-chome0422-49-2521
West Social Education Hall3-5, Jindaiji 2-chome,0422-32-8765

Mitaka Seishintei Arbor

 This is a facility for traditional Japanese culture. The garden is Japanese-style, with a waiting area and a pond. The building serves as a center for practicing traditional Japanese arts such as the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, tanka poetry, haiku poetry and others as community activities.
Address: 10-48, Shimorenjaku 2-chome
Tel: 0422-46-3922

Mitaka City Arts Center

 This facility is the center of art and creativity in Mitaka City.
 The center has such facilities as Concert Hall “Kaze” (with a seating capacity for 625 people), designed with an optimal environment for listening to classical music; Theater “Hoshi” (with a seating capacity for 250 people) for theater, music, dance, traditional Japanese arts and movies; art studios, galleries, rehearsal studio and meeting rooms.
Address: 12-14, Kamirenjaku 6-chome
Tel: 0422-47-9100 Administration Office 0422-47-5122 Ticket Counter

Mitaka City Gallery of Art

 As a place for appreciating excellent works of art, this gallery has special exhibits about twice a year for a wide range of genres.
Address: 5F Coral Shopping Center, 35-1, Shimorenjaku 3-chome
Tel: 0422-79-0033

Mitaka City Public Hall

 In addition to meeting rooms and exhibition rooms, there is a multipurpose “Hikari-no Hall” (with a seating capacity of 719) that can be used for all types of recitals, training practices, and performances.
Address: 1-1, Nozaki 1-chome
Tel: 0422-45-1151 (ext. 2555)

Dazai Osamu Literary Salon

 Having once lived near Mitaka Station, Osamu Dazai, who wrote many literary works of art, has ties to Mitaka City. Isemoto Liquor Shop, for example, is a store he frequented. Mitaka City opened a remnant of the area as a facility related to literature. There is an exhibit displaying Dazai’s works and an exhibition describing his life story, as well as special exhibits of other materials, such as handwritten manuscripts (copies of the originals) and first editions of his works. In addition, there are souvenirs related to Dazai on sale.
Address: Gran Jardin Mitaka 1F, 16-14, Shimorenjaku 3-chome
Tel: 0422-26-9150

Mitaka City Yuzo Yamamoto Memorial Museum

 The western-style home where literary artist Yuzo Yamamoto lived with his family from 1936 until 1946 was transformed into a memorial museum and is now open to the public. The museum boasts an exhibit of items that trace the achievements of Yamamoto, who is an Honorary Citizen of Mitaka City, and the building has been designated as a cultural asset of Mitaka City.
Address: 12-27, Shimorenjaku 2-chome
Tel: 0422-42-6233

Mitaka Sangyo (Industrial) Plaza

 Currently there are cafés, a restaurant, and a clinic, among others, as tenants inside the plaza. There are also facilities that can be reserved, such as a precise measurement machine room and rental desk on the first basement floor and conference rooms on the seventh floor that can be used for conferences or exhibitions. There is also a stationary computer rental room (IT room) and a coworking space called “Mita Café” on the third floor. The service counter for citizens and businesses of the Mitaka Town Management Organization is located on the second floor.
Address: 38-4, Shimorenjaku 3-chome
Tel: 0422-40-9911
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays until 5:00 p.m.)

Mitaka Collaboration Center

 The Mitaka Collaboration Center is a facility that supports activities and exchange programs of city residents, NPOs, resident activity groups and town assemblies/the residents’ associations (jumin kyogi-kai).  At the same time, the Center promotes citizens’ participation to the city planning through collaboration by thinking of ways of creating new cooperative ties between residents and the city administration for the future.
 The first floor has space for city resident activities, while the second floor has meeting rooms (with capacities of 150 persons, 50 persons and 15 persons).  Those who live, work, or go to school in the metropolitan Tokyo area can use the facilities for a fee.
Address: 17-23 Shimorenjaku 4-chome
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Closed: Tuesdays (Opened if Tuesday is a national holiday and closed the next day) and during the year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3).
Tel: 0422-46-0048

Mitaka Municipal Animation Museum(Ghibli Museum, Mitaka)

 Located in Inokashira Park West, this museum was opened as a city facility. It has an animation exhibit focusing mainly on the works of Studio Ghibli, which is famous for such works by Director Hayao Miyazaki “Tonari no Totoro” and “Mononoke Hime.” The museum also produces and shows original works.
 A community bus runs between Mitaka Station and the museum.
Address: 1-83, Shimorenjaku 1-chome
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission: ¥1,000 for adults and college students, ¥700 for high school and junior high school students, ¥400 for elementary school students, ¥100 for preschoolers (four years of age or older)
Tickets for Mitaka Citizens: There are tickets reserved for those who live, work, or go to school in Mitaka-shi, Musashino-shi, Koganei-shi, and Nishi-tokyo-shi to buy.
Inquiries: Mitaka City Tourism Association (Tel: 0422-40-5525)
Closed: Tuesdays
Tel: 0570-055777
* Tickets for admission should be reserved beforehand. You can purchase the tickets at any Lawson convenience store.

Mitaka Picture Book House at the National Astronomical Observatory Forest

 A traditional Japanese house once used as an official dwelling within the National Astronomical Observatory grounds was repurposed as a display space for picture books. The display is meant to spark interest in science and astronomy. Activities are conducted in the adjoining garden with the goal of fostering the intellectual curiosity and sensitivity of children through experiencing nature in each season.
Address: National Astronomical Observatory, 21-3 Osawa 2-chome
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesdays and during the year-end/New Year holidays
Tel: 0422-39-3401

National Astronomical Observatory

 The National Astronomical Observatory Mitaka Campus functions as the headquarters of Japan’s astronomical research. On the vast premises, shrouded in a Musashino copse, there are state-of-the-art research facilities as well as old observatory facilities built between the Taisho and early-Showa periods. Part of the facilities, such as the historical observatory museum and historical buildings, including Einstein Tower, are open to the public throughout the year. Visitors are also welcome on special open days and regular star parties held twice a month.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Please check in at the front gate upon arrival.
Closed: During the year-end/New Year holidays.
Location: 21-1, Osawa 2-chome
Tel: 0422-34-3600

International Christian University Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum

 The Museum opened to commemorate Dr. Hachiro Yuasa, the founding president of ICU. He donated some 5,300 items from his Japanese folk art collection. The Museum has a permanent display of folk art from around Japan including ceramics, textiles and wooden objects. It also holds three or four special exhibitions annually on specific themes. Archeological remains from the Paleolithic through the Jomon eras have been found throughout the ICU campus grounds. Excavated items include clay pots, stone tools and a reconstructed stone floor on permanent display in the Museum. The Museum is open to the public and also holds lectures.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (until 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays)
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Saturday during the months of March and July, national holidays and special days when the University offices are closed.
Location: 10-2, Osawa 3-chome
Tel: 0422-33-3340

The Middle Eastern Culture Center

 At this facility, the historic culture of the Middle East is studied, and the results of these studies are publicized. (Advanced reservations are required if you would like to read the materials.)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, and during the year-end/New Year holidays
Location: 10-31, Osawa 3-chome
Tel: 0422-32-7111

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Mitaka Municipal Office 1-1, Nozaki 1-chome, Mitaka City, 181-8555, Tokyo Tel:0422-45-1151(Main Switchboard) Access Mitaka City Office

Hours:Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed:national holidays and during the December29 through January3)