Introducing the Shokei-kan

The Shokei-kan is a national facility that collects, preserves and exhibits verbal testimony, historical materials, books and information about various hardships experienced during and after the war by sick and wounded servicemen, as well as their families, etc., and provides an opportunity for posterity to learn about those hardships.
The Shokei-kan was opened in March 2006.

Why ‘Shokei-kan’?

In Japanese, shokei means to pass down, succeed or inherit, and kan means a building, hall or museum.Shokei-kan was chosen as the name of this facility, as it amply reflects its purpose of conveying or passing down the hardships endured by sick and wounded servicemen, as well as their families, etc. In the Japanese name, shokei is not written in kanji (Chinese characters) but in hiragana phonetic script, making it easier to read.The subtitle "Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc." was added to the name of the facility to convey its nature.

General Information

Opening hours
10:00AM - 5:30PM* No admission after 5:00 PM
Mondays (Tuesdays when Monday is a holiday or deferred holiday)Dec. 28th - Jan. 4th inclusive
Green Oak Kudan, 1-11-5 Kudan-Kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073
Tel: +81-3-3234-7821
Fax: +81-3-3234-7826

・Audio guide available(free of charge).
・Groups are advised to set the date and time of their visit in advance.
・Wheelchairs and lockers available(free of charge).

Transport Access

Tōkyō Station(Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line) →Ōtemachi (Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line) →Kudanshita
Shibuya Station(Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line) → Kudanshita
Shinjuku Station (Toei Shinjuku Line) → Kudanshita
Ueno Station(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) → Nihombashi(Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line) → Kudanshita 3 minute on foot from Kudanshita Station Exit 7

When arriving by Toei Bus
4 minute on foot from the Kudanshita bus-stop(Service Ii64 (Kudanshita-Takadanobaba Station))
The Shokei-kan has no car park. Please use public transport.