The Edogawa Rampo Memorial Center for the Study of Popular Culture is a museum located in the former Edogawa Rampo Residence.

Tarō Hirai more famously known by his pen name Edogawa Ranpo was a writer and critic who was a pioneer in the development of Japanese mystery and thriller fiction writing.

The museum exhibits books and materials related to Edogawa Rampo.

The Edogawa Rampo Memorial Center for Popular Culture Studies Copyright © Rikkyo University
© Rikkyo University

It is currently owned and managed by Rikkyo University. The storehouse that used to be Rampo’s library and the study was restored by the university.

The house is open to the public every Friday, and the books in the collection can be viewed by appointment.


NameEdogawa Rampo Memorial Center for the Study of Popular Culture
HoursMonday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00
Open to the public only on Fridays
ClosedTuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Address3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

How To Get To There

About 5 minutes walk from JR Ikebukuro Station West Exit.

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