Soka Bunka (Culture) Center

Soka Bunka (Culture) Center

Admission : Admission upon sign-in at entrance

Opening Hours : Open daily on 10:00-17:00 (sign-in between 10:00-16:30); closed Mondays*

Opening Hours : Open daily on 10:00-17:00
(sign-in between 10:00-16:30); closed Mondays*

Closed Days : *Closed Tuesday if a Monday falls on a national holiday
*Facility closed without prior notice due to commemorative events or inclement weather.

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.

Sunshine Hall

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.

Peaceful Lounge

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.

Digital Exhibition Area3F The World of Soka3F Perspectives from Around the Planet

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.

The World of Soka

3F The World of Soka

The faith experiences and activities of Soka Gakkai members worldwide are introduced here.

Perspectives from Abroad

3F Perspectives from Around the Planet

Thinkers and leaders of the world share their views on the SGI.

Justice Hall

4F Justice Hall

Seating some 400, this room of worship also serves as a site to hold meetings, exhibitions and seminars.

Special Exhibition Area

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.

Kinmai Large Gohonzon Hall

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

Restrooms available
Ostomate capable

Wheelchair rentals available (free of charge)

View wheelchair type

Stroller rentals (free of charge) available

View stroller type
Resting areas available

Nursing room available

Photo of nursing room
Drinks allowed
Food prohibited
Vending machines available
Public telephone available
Photography prohibited except in designated area

“Kids Room” availableView “Kids Room”

Access from JR Shinanomachi Station

  • 1

    Step 1

    Exit the wicket and turn right.

  • 2

    Step 2

    Once you leave the station building, turn right at the street.

  • 3

    Step 3

    Facing the Soka Visitor’s Center, go left and follow that street.

  • 4

    Step 4

    Walk down the slightly inclined street, passing the car park on the right.

  • 5

    Step 5

    Continue walking for some 100 meters.

  • 6

    Step 6

    The six-storied Soka Bunka (Culture) Center will be on your left.

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・Only Soka Gakkai (SGI) members and authorized personnel can be admitted into a Complex facility. The only exception is the Min-On Culture Center.
・Also, a facility may open or close without regard to normal operating hours due to commemorative events or inclement weather.

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