Kanagawa Prefectural Library

A public library that collects and provides materials related to society, the humanities, Kanagawa, and audiovisual materials. The architecture was designed by Kunio Maekawa, who learned from Le Corbusier, a master of modern architecture, and is a flag bearer of postwar modernism architecture. By shifting the building from the music hall built as a complex facility, a space that flows in and out of the building is created, and by using large glass sashes and perforated brick blocks, it becomes a bright and transparent space ing. A work that represents the “technical approach”, an architectural design method based on the industrialization proposed by Maekawa. 1954 Architectural Institute of Japan Award. It has been selected as a modern movement architecture in Japan by DOCOMOMO. (Reference: “Kunio Maekawa Architectural Exhibit” 100th Birthday, Kunio Maekawa Architectural Exhibition Executive Committee 2005)
  • Shop/Spot name
    Kanagawa Prefectural Library -->
  • Address
    9-2 Koyogaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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  • Business hours
    (Tuesday to Friday) 9:00 to 19:00, (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) 9:00 to 17:00 [Closed] Mondays (but open on holidays), 2nd Thursday (however, When it falls on a holiday, the following Friday)
  • Parking
    Normal car: 200 yen for 30 minutes for one car 200 yen for every 30 minutes thereafterLarge car: 460 yen for 30 minutes for one car 460 yen for every 30 minutes after that (15 minutes for picking up each facility user, returning library materials, etc. (Parking less than that and parking for disabled people is free)