Starting with Kawabata Yasunari, winner of the Nobel Prize, this building was loved by all literary figures from the 1920s. The Seaside Literary Memorial is a reconstruction of a Japanese-style hotel called Tokiwakan.
This building connected to the Taisho Roman loved by all people of culture in the Taisho and at the beginning of the Showa period.
It’s charm has been revived and it is full of history and culture relating to that period. Many works of the emerging literary people of Gamagori are displayed.
When you feel like reading, this is the place for you.
Miyagitani Masamitsu and Hirano Keichirou, literary prize winners’s works are in the display.
In another room, the prize winning picture letters are displayed. Also, there is a [ time letter corner ] , where you can post letters into the future of 5 or 10 years later.
In the building there is a corner where you can post letters 5 or 10 years into the future. You can also drink Japanese green tea (maccha).
Opening time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed time: every Tuesday(if that happens to be a holiday the following day it will be closed)
Entrance fee: free
How to get there: a 15 minute walk from Gamagori station. Toumei expressway Otowa-Gamagori exit
15 minutes by car.
Contact details: Seaside Literary Memorial Takeshima-cho, 424-1, Gamagori-city 443-0031
Phone/ Fax: 0533-67-0070