The Old and New from All Over Japan
Traveling through a new retro world with the charms of the past

Dec 2 (Sat.) , 2023 - Jan 14 (Sun.), 2024

*Closed from Dec 25 (Mon.) to Dec 31 (Sun.), 2023
The unique local scenery, food, hot springs, festivals, folk art, and other factors that shape the history and climate of a region evoke memories of travel and at the same time stimulate the desire to travel.

Perhaps people are drawn to travel because the unfamiliar landscapes they encounter on their journeys and the nostalgic places and things that continue to exist as they did in the past temporarily release us from our daily lives, which are moving at a tremendous pace.
Taking the next step forward, Hyakudan Kaidan -The Hundred Stairs-, a cultural asset that will be open from the end of the year to the beginning of the New Year, will feature a variety of Japanese scenery in seven rooms of the cultural asset's architecture.

In collaboration with contemporary creators and writers, enjoy a world that makes you feel as if you have wandered into a mysterious world that somehow brings back memories of the good old days, including fictional neon signs that illuminate hot spring resort towns, approximately 200 kokeshi dolls divided into 11 varieties from 6 Tohoku prefectures, and a collaborative exhibition with Minori Kai's book Nihon Zenkoku Jimoto Pan (Local Breads from All Over Japan) that features unique Jimoto Pan ®︎ (local bread) from around Japan that reminds you of a simpler time.
In addition, as part of the Journey to the Former Meguro Gajoen, historical materials such as pamphlets and newspaper advertisements from the time of its opening will also be on display. We invite you to experience Nippon Travel only available at the cultural asset Hyakudan Kaidan -The Hundred Stairs-.

Exhibition Highlights

A new retro world

Experience “Nippon Travel” with cultural asset architecture

"A Journey Through Time" retraced with materials from the former Meguro Gajoen

"Memories of your Trip" with loads of retro architecture perfect for taking pictures!

Exhibition Overview

Date Dec 2 (Sat.) - Dec 24 (Sun.), 2023Jan 1 (Mon.) - Jan 14 (Sun.), 2024*Closed from Dec 25 (Mon.) to Dec 31 (Sun.), 2023
Opening hours 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (last entry: 5:30 p.m.)
Venue Hotel Gajoen Tokyo Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Government designated Tangible Cultural Property
“Hyakudan Kaidan -The Hundred Stairs-”

Ticket Information


Same day

General ¥1,500
Advance tickets ¥1,200 *1)
Students ¥800
  • *1)Sales period: Until December 1 (Fri.), 2024 (At the hotel: until 16:30 / Online: until 23:59)
  • * Student ID must be presented. Children of preschool age are admitted free of charge.
  • * Prices include consumption tax.
Online At venue
With goods -
Gallery talk included (*limited quantities available, advance reservations required) -
Pair Tickets (** Sales start Dec 2 (Sat.), 2023) -

Ticket office

  • · Admission tickets can be purchased in advance through the official online ticket website or at the venue on the day.
  • · Persons with disabilities are admitted at a preferential rate (¥1,200 per person) with the presentation of a disability certificate. (Price includes admission for one accompanying carer. Please enquire at the ticket office on the day of your visit.)
  • · Contents of the exhibition are subject to change.

Requests to Visitors

  • · Movement between rooms within the facility is by stairs. Wheelchairs, mobility walkers, and strollers cannot be used.
  • · As the venue rooms have tatami floors, visitors are asked to remove their shoes before entering.
  • · Visitors are welcome to take photographs of the exhibition but are requested to comply with the following.
  • · Please refrain from the use of flashes, lights, tripods, and selfie sticks.
  • · Photography for commercial purposes is not permitted.
  • · Behavior that could threaten the safety of the exhibits, such as approaching the exhibits too closely with photographic equipment, is not permitted.
  • · Please be considerate of other visitors.
  • · Please do not bring large bags, umbrellas, etc. inside the exhibition venue. Bags may be left at the bellhop desk at the front entrance, and umbrellas may be placed in the umbrella stand.
  • · Please refrain from eating or drinking inside the exhibition venue. Visitors are also not permitted to bring hazardous items, odorous items, or raw foods into the venue.

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