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Gakushuin University: Museum of History (史料館)


General Information

Gakushuin University Museum of History
1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588
+81-3-3986-0221 Ext. (6569)
9:30-17:30 (Closed 11:30-12:30)
Saturday: 9:30-12:30


About the Museum of History:

The Gakushuin University Museum of History was opened in 1975 to collect, research, classify, preserve and provide access to various historical materials.  Given Gakushuin's unique role in Japanese history as Japan's Peer's School, the museum holds many unique items and is an excellent resource for scholars. 

The collections include those of: Japanese noble families and court officials of the medieval period, feudal lords, their vassals and country squires of later times and persons closely involved with Gakushuin.

Resources and Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:
  • 140,000 items
  • Books: 11,000 volumes
  • Japanese Journals: 600 titles

Focus: Archaeology, Painting, Historical Materials, Crafts, Ethnic Groups, Teaching Materials

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

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How to Use the Facility

Using the Museum

The Exhibit section is open to the public.

Using the Library Materials

There are books, historical materials, Shiryō (史料), and other materials (including microforms).

Service Hour:  Monday-Friday: 9:30-17:00 (Closed 11:30-12:30, Last entry 16:30)

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please make sure that material(s) are available by checking the OPAC (Location 史料館).
  • For historical materials, advance inquiry is required.

Upon Arrival:

  • For searching materials from historical materials, please use "学習院大学史料館収蔵史料目録".
  • Please fill out the viewing form (閲覧票 Etsuranhyō ) at the office.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Please fill out the copy request form (複写願 Fukusha negai ) to get an approval.

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