The Soka Bunka (Culture) Center was completed in 2012, with Ikeda Sensei visiting it for the first time in December that year. Exhibition spaces are located on the 3rd and 5th floors, while the 4th floor has a theater; a children’s playroom, rest area and commemorative photo corner are found on the 2nd floor.
1F Sunshine Hall
The most prominent feature of the entrance is its three-story-high atrium whose ceiling lights up in seven different colors. Pink-beige marble lines the floor while the walls are wood-patterned to offer visitors a relaxing ambiance.
2F Peaceful Lounge
Visitors are welcome to use this rest area with sofas, tables and chairs. It also features a “Kids Room,” nursing room and commemorative photo corner.
3F Digital Exhibition Area
Visitors here can access some 1,000 photographs and videos on the history and growth of the Soka Gakkai in Japan and globally by using interactive touchscreen panels in six languages.
3F The World of Soka
The faith experiences and activities of Soka Gakkai members worldwide are introduced here.
3F Perspectives from Around the Planet
Thinkers and leaders of the world share their views on the SGI.
4F Justice Hall
Seating some 400, this room of worship also serves as a site to hold meetings, exhibitions and seminars.
5F Special Exhibition Area
This space, divided in three sections, chronicles the life and legacy of Ikeda Sensei using various materials and photographs to follow his work in advancing Kosen-rufu worldwide.
6F Kinmai Large Gohonzon Hall
Seating some 800, this hall of worship also serves as a meeting room and anteroom for local Japanese members who participate in the Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu gongyo session.
About the Facility
Wheelchair rentals available (free of charge)View wheelchair type
Stroller rentals (free of charge) availableView stroller type
|Resting areas available|
Nursing room availablePhoto of nursing room
|Vending machines available|
|Public telephone available|
|Photography prohibited except in designated area|
“Kids Room” availableView “Kids Room”
Access from JR Shinanomachi Station
Exit the wicket and turn right.
Once you leave the station building, turn right at the street.
Go straight, walking parallel to the train tracks.
Walk down the slightly inclined street, passing the car park on the right.
Continue walking for some 100 meters.
The six-storied Soka Bunka (Culture) Center will be on your left.
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