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Homotsuden Honkan and Homotsu-Tenjishitsu

- Treasure Museum of Meiji Jingu was designated Important Cultural Property
  Treasure Museum of Meiji Jingu was designated Important Cultural Property in June 2011. Please visit this magnificent building created by the passionate devotion of the people towards the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.


- Homotsuden ("Treasure Museum")
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(Photo: Homotsuden main building)

The main building of Homotsuden (the Treasure Museum) is a ferro-concrete building built in 1921. Its style, however, is a copy of the Oyukazukuri (high floor style) of Azekurazukuri Shosoin (the Japanese National Treasure House in Nara). In the building, various items used by Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken or closely related to them are exhibited.

Link to schedule


- Homotsu-Tenjishitsu ("Treasure Museum Annex") at Bunkakan
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(Photo: Entrance to Homotsu-Tenjishitsu at Bunkakan)


In addition to Homotsuden (the "Treasure Museum") in the north of Naien (inner precinct), there is an exhibition hall called Homotsu-Tenjishitsu (or short Tenjishitsu or "Treasure Museum Annex") at Bunkakan in the south of Naien (inner precinct). Note that although it is called "annex", the building is not physically connected with Homotsuden, but they are about 15 to 20 minutes walk apart.
Bunkakan is a circular building housing not only Homotsu-Tenjishitsu, but also the restaurant "Yoyogi", a snack bar, a souvenir shop, a wedding ceremony planning division, toilets, trash boxes, vending machines, and a smoking area.


Link to the current exhibition



At Meiji Jingu Naien, there are two main facilities belonging to Homotsuden and dedicated to exhibitions open to the public:

- Homotsuden (also called Homotsuden or "Treasure Museum" and is located next to the Budojo Shiseikan in the northern part of Meiji Jingu Naien)
- Homotsu-Tenjishitsu (also called Tenjishitsu or "Treasure Museum Annex" or exhibition hall and is located inside Bunkakan in the southern part of Meiji Jingu Naien)

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(Photo: Map illustrating the different locations,for a more detailled map see: Map)