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Notice of Temporary Closure (9/30)
On September 30th the Keio History Museum will be closed due to construction in the building. The entrance hall and stained glass window will also be inaccessible at this time. Thank you for understanding, and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Special Exhibition ‘Keio Baseball and Modern Japan’ Has Been Extended Until September 3rd
Keio History Museum’s Special Exhibition, Keio Baseball and Modern Japan, was originally scheduled to conclude on August 13rd. However, due to an overwhelming response from visitors, it has been extended until September 3rd. Unfortunately, some of the items initially on display are unable to be shown during this extension. Nonetheless,we hope to welcome many more visitors who missed the initial exhibition period, and to invite those who enjoyed the exhibition previously to visit again!

Exhibition concept

Create History to Define the Future

Our history is the very struggle
Of modern Japan itself—

At the Fukuzawa Yukichi Memorial Keio History Museum we will trace the life of Fukuzawa Yukichi and the history of Keio University through an abundance of artefacts, and words handed down from the past.

Follow the unbroken pen-stroke through the museum, tracing the adoption of Western learning at Keio and in Japan. This continuous line ties together the successive developments of an empirical and rational approach to scholarship imported to Japan.

The content on display here is not the internal matters of a single private school, but recounts the history of modern Japan’s struggles. Moreover, this is not a history full of triumphs, but one replete with setbacks. The history of Fukuzawa Yukichi and Keio University paints a vivid, multifaceted perspective of Japanese modernity.

Now, let us embark on our journey through history and into the future.