Jul. 09, 2021
① Kishimoto Tatsuo HALL（23F） ② Dining Hall (Sky Lounge Akatsuki) (17F)
③ Classroom ④ Hidamari Plaza ⑤ Central Library (1F – B3F) ⑨ Shikon Hall (1F)
⑥ Liberty Academy ⑦ Portrait relief of the founders of Meiji University (1F)
⑧ Meiji University Museum / AKU YOU Memorial Museum (B1F) 【B】Café Pensée
⑩ International Student Office (2F) ⑪ International Lounge (2F)
・Sarugakucho Buildings, ・Shikonkan Building
・Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures 【C】Meidai Mart
The cityscape of the Tokyo metropolis can be viewed from the large panoramic windows that cover the entire wall.
The Liberty Tower is home to students of humanities undergraduate and graduate schools. The tower houses more than 100 classrooms of various sizes ranging from small seminar rooms to large lecture hall with around 300 people capacity.
Boasting of one of Tokyo's largest collections (1.2 million books), the library provides a comfortable study environment, including a spacious and peaceful browsing space.
Weekdays: 8:30 – 22:00
Saturdays: 8:30 – 19:00
Sundays: 10:00 – 17:00
*Opening hours are subject to change. Please confirm beforehand.
Ningen Sanka (celebration of humanity), a piece of ceramic wall art by Meiji University alumnus, ceramic artist, and national treasure, Kosei Matsui, is on display. The entrance hall, with its open ceiling, is a large space symbolizing the vastness of the Liberty Tower.
Meiji University offers the opportunity to learn not only to students, but also to the general public.
At Liberty Academy, a place for lifelong education, lectures are offered on weekday nights and Saturdays, which are attended by a variety of people such as students, business persons, and homemakers.
A relief engraving depicting the three founding young lawyers of Meiji University, Tatsuo Kishimoto, Kozo Miyagi, and Misao Yashiro, as well as "rights, liberty, independence and self-government," the philosophies on which the university was built.
The museum was opened in 1929. Displaying laws that will be familiar from Japanese history textbooks, tools for torture and punishment, and important artifacts that illustrate the excavation history of Japanese archeology, the museum is visited by 80,000 visitors annually.
The Aku Yu Memorial Hall exhibits the study, original manuscripts, and other displays of Aku Yu(graduate of the School of Arts and Letters), one of Japan's leading lyricists and authors.
・Meiji University Museum
・AKU YOU Memorial Museum (Only in Japanese)
Aiming to be a leading-edge research base in these times of globalization, it is named Global Front. Humanities and social science graduate schools, research facilities, Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, and Organization for International Collaboration have moved to Global Front, which opened in April 2013.
Shikonkan Building was built with the aim of becoming an activity base to contribute to education and research support, and strengthening the collaboration between Meiji University, Meiji University Alumni Association, and Parents' Association. The building comprises facilities for various meetings and academic conferences, as well as a restaurant and a lounge.
Shikonkan (only in Japanese)
A specialty library for manga and subculture with a collection of 140,000 manga, magazines, coterie magazines, etc. The first floor exhibition room is accessible to all visitors free of charge. The second floor exhibition room can be used by Meiji University students and faculty (for free) and by members (for a fee).
Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures
【A】 Lounge Marronnier
Facing Meidai-dori, the lounge is the perfect place for group studies and also as a meeting place.
A dining cafe on the first floor of Academy Common. It offers creative Italian and other cuisines at reasonable prices.
【C】 Meidai Mart
A mini-mart that sells everything necessary for student life, from rice balls, bread and other food, to beverages and stationery. All beverages are sold at a 10 yen discount and all stationery is sold at a 20% discount. Meidai merchandise is also available for purchase.