Sannomaru Shozokan
Private Donations

Donations start at 5,000 yen and please fill in the amount in multiples of 1,000 yen.
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The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shozokan, houses the invaluable cultural heritage preserved by the Imperial Family. Your donation will help the Museum to safeguard the collection and make the Imperial culture more accessible to people from across the world through various exhibitions and a wide range of activities. We sincerely appreciate your generous support.


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With prior permission, people donating 20,000yen or more will receive benefits listed below.

・Donation amount of JPY 20,000 or more: two free admission tickets (no prior booking required).
・Donation amount of JPY 50,000 or more: two free admission tickets (no prior booking required) and an invitation to a preview of an exhibition (admits two; with a voucher for a catalogue).

*Limited to addresses within Japan.


Financial Affairs, Finance Department


Information Based on the Specified Commercial Transactions

Operational Organization The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shozokan
Operational Director Shimatani Hiroyuki, Executive Director
Address Address: 1-8 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0001, Japan
Telephone Number +81-(0) 3-6268-0306
Fax Number +81-(0) 3-6268-0375
Application and Payment Method,Other Fees Please access this page.
Time of Payment When confirming the donation.
Time of Shipping, Return and Exchange Policy None
Privacy Policy Please access full policy from this page.

Details on Preferential Tax Treatments

Taxation on Contributions

The Independent Administrative Institution National Institutes for Cultural Heritage is a designated public-service promotion corporation. As such, individuals and companies making contributions to National Institutes for Cultural Heritage can receive preferential income and resident tax treatment separate from other general donations. Contributions to Private Donations to National Institutes for Cultural Heritage are eligible for this preferential tax treatment.
*If you pay income tax in Japan and wish to receive a Certificate for a tax deduction, please refer to the Inquiries tab to contact us after confirming your donation.

How to Apply for Preferential Tax Treatment

Please submit the Donation Acceptance Certificate or the Receipt issued by National Institutes for Cultural Heritage when filing your taxes. These documents are needed to receive preferential tax treatment, so please store them securely.

About Preferential Tax Treatments (Deductions)

Contributions to designated public-service promotion corporations are eligible for the following preferential tax treatment.


When an individual makes donations to a public-service promotion corporation, the amount paid is treated as a "designated donation" and a certain amount is subject to tax deduction following appropriate procedures. This system allows either [the sum of total donation made during the year] or [Amount equal to 40% of total income] (Applied to the lower amount of the two) minus 2000 yen to be deducted from taxes.


  • If total annual income is 8,000,000 yen:
    40% of total annual income = 3,200,000 yen
  • Tax deducted in this case is calculated as follows:
    If total amount of donation is 50,000 yen; (50,000 yen - 2,000 yen = 48,000 yen)
    If total amount of donation is 4,000,000 yen; 3,200,000 - 2,000 yen = 3,198,000 yen


When a corporate makes donations to a public-service promotion corporation, the amount paid can be listed separate from standard donations to receive preferential tax deduction. In addition, the revisions to the tax system in 2012 raised the deductible amount limit to allow for a further preferential treatment.
⇒Deductible tax amount = (Capital fund x 0.375% + 6.25% of Gross Income) x 1/2

How to Donate

Payment by credit card

  1. Enter the donation amount, fill in required items(*)and select ‘Add to Cart’ on the page of the project you wish to support (donors can make multiple donations).
  2. After checking the ‘Cart Contents’ on the cart page, please proceed to checkout.
  3. Please fill in the necessary information(*).
  4. After checking all the details on the ‘Checkout’ page, please confirm your donation.

*We accept the following cards.

*Notes regarding credit card payments

  • Credit cards can only be used by the person who owns the card.
  • Payments in multiple installments are not possible.
  • As a general rule, changes cannot be made and funds cannot by returned after a payment is made.
  • The payment will be taken from the designated account on the date determined by your credit card company. Please consult the statement issued by your credit card company for details.
  • Please contact your credit card company if an error occurs after payment is made.

Payment by bank transfer(Limited to addresses within Japan)

Please provide your name and address to address below. We will send you a Donation Application Form.
*Please make the donation payment from an ATM or from the bank, post office or the Japan Post Bank account designated on the bank transfer form (within seven days after sending your Donation Application Form).
*Bank transfer costs will be borne by the applicant. However, the CPCP will bear the costs when the transfer is made to the post office/Japan Post Bank using the designated bank transfer form.