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about MY PLAZA

MY PLAZA, located roughly in the center of Marunouchi Nakadori, strikes the perfect balance of tradition and modernity. It is built into the Meiji Life Insurance building (built in 1934 and registered as an Important National Cultural Asset) and the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Building (completed in 2004).
Guests can enjoy fashion, interior, and gourmet shopping throughout the second basement through the third floor of the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Building, with brand-name styles, delicious restaurants, and a variety of unique shops.
In addition, MY PLAZA also features the open-air MY PLAZA Atrium, where modern architecture meets historical scenery, as well as the 400 square meter MY PLAZA Hall, for a destination that isn’t limited to just shopping and dining.

MY PLAZA Atrium

From the Marunouchi Nakadori-side front entrance, pass through the Hibiyadori Babasaki Canal, and you’ll find yourself in a wide open space known as the MY PLAZA Atrium. The vast, airy space is naturally lit through its glass ceiling, and its modern architecture is the perfect complement to the classically dignified national cultural asset next door, the Meiji Life Insurance Building.
Visitors to the MY PLAZA Atrium can enjoy seasonal decorations, concerts, and a variety of other events held here.

■Contact: MY PLAZA Hall office
(weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

MY PLAZA Hall

A wide-open 400-square-mater space for people to meet people or to share information. Located in the heart of Marunouchi, MY PLAZA Hall features the perfect blend of ease of access, prestige, and modern functionality as an all-purpose hall. Whether you’re holding a lecture, a business seminar, a presentation, or a reception, MY PLAZA Hall can be set up to perfectly meet your needs.

■Contact: MY PLAZA Hall office
(weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

明治生命館

After three years and seven months, the Meiji Life Insurance Building opened in March of 1934, as the culmination of classical office building architecture.From the wartime metal deliveries, to the fire bombing of Tokyo, to being requisitioned by the American military from 1945 to 1956 as a general headquarters for East Asian Air Force command, the Meiji Life Insurance Building lived through the turmoil of the twentieth century; to that end, in 1997, it became Japan's first building to be registered as a Tangible Cultural Asset as an example of Showa-era architecture.
Today, the building is open to the public on weekends.

明治生命館 一般公開日時

Open to the public
Saturdays and Sundays
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(last entrance: 4:30 p.m.)

Note: The building is closed from December 31 to January 3 for electrical maintenance.

明治生命館の見どころ

  • 列柱

    The building features a colonnade of Corinthian columns, complete with authentic ancient Greek-style entasis (outward curve). The tops of the columns are decorated with an acanthus-leaf motif.

  • 1階営業店頭

    Featuring a comfortable historic atmosphere evocative of the day the building first opened.

  • アカンサスの葉模様

    The bronze doors at the west and south entrances, as well as the first-floor store’s ceiling, are decorated with an acanthus-leaf motif.
    Acanthus was prized by the Greeks for the beautiful shape of its leaves, leading to its use in both a wide range of ancient Greek architecture and more contemporary architecture.

  • 執務室

    The southern side of the second floor features five offices, all with wooden parquet floors and beautiful wooden paneled décor.

  • 2階第一会議室

    The first Allied Council for Japan* was held here in April of 1946, with General MacArthur in attendance.
    *A four-way meeting between representatives of the US, the UK, China, and the Soviet Union to discuss and set the policy for the postwar occupation of Japan