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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 fifteen 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

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 MINNAMI

 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.

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, rehersal 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

Address: 5F Coral Shopping Center, 35-1, Shimorenjaku 3-chome
Tel: 0422-79-0033
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Mitaka City Public Hall

 This facility comprises “San San Kan” (meeting rooms and exhibition rooms) and 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: 0422-29-9868

Dazai Osamu Literary Salon

Address: Gran Jardin Mitaka 1F, 16-14, Shimorenjaku 3-chome
Tel: 0422-26-9150
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Mitaka City Yuzo Yamamoto Memorial Museum

  Address: 12-27, Shimorenjaku 2-chome
Tel: 0422-42-6233
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Mitaka Sangyo (Industrial) Plaza

 The tenants of this building complex include SOHO offices, cafés, beauty salons and clinics. There is a precision measurement machine room and rental desks (rental business spaces) on the basement level, Fab Space Mitaka, which is equipped with digital gadgets, occupies the first floor. On the third floor, co-working space Mitacafe and Satellite Office Mitaka provide satellite office settings. In addition, meeting rooms on the seventh floor can be rented for parties or exhibitions. The service counter for Mitaka Town Management Organization, which manages the building and provides services for Mitaka City residents and companies, is on the second floor.
Address: 38-4, Shimorenjaku 3-chome
Tel: 0422-40-9911
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: National holidays and during the year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)

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 130 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)

Address: 1-83, Shimorenjaku 1-chome
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Ages 19 and over, ¥1,000; Ages 13 to 18, ¥700; Ages 7 to 12, ¥400; Ages 4 to 6, ¥100
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
* Admission tickets are provided on a reservation basis, and are available at any Lawson convenience store in Japan.
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Mitaka Picture Book House in the Astronomical Observatory Forest

Address: 21-3, Osawa 2-chome, within the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesdays and during the year-end/New Year holidays
Tel: 0422-39-3401
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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

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
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Osawa-no Sato Waterwheel Farmhouse/Old Folk House

Address: Osawa-no Sato Waterwheel Farmhouse, 10-15, Osawa 6-chome; Osawa-no Sato Old Folk House, 17-3, Osawa 2-chome
Tel: 0422-45-1151 (ext. 2922)
Fee: ¥200 (a common ticket for both facilities)
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Mitaka Network University

 Working together with companies, organizations and educational and research institutes such as universities, Mitaka Network University offers an opportunity for high-quality studies. Various classes are conducted year-round.
Address: Mitaka Ekimae Kyodo Bldg. 3F, 24-3, Shimorenjaku 3-chome
Tel: 0422-40-0313

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