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For Those Who Wish to Pay a Visit The Public Opening of the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace

The State Guest House, Akasaka Palace opens to the general public unless its main activities of welcoming dignitaries from abroad are interrupted. To pay a visit to us, you can make an advance reservation through this application page, or sign at the reception on the day of your visit without an advance reservation.

  • When it is crowded, those who made advance reservations will be preferentially admitted.
  • In the event of receiving distinguished guests at short notice, the scheduled public opening may be cancelled; please check the following latest Public Opening Calendar before your visit. We will announce a change of the schedule on Twitter as well.

Summary of Public Opening

The scope of the facilities to be opened to the public is (1) Main Building/Garden (Main Garden and Front Garden), (2) Japanese Style Annex/Main Building/Garden, (3) Japanese Style Annex/Garden, and (4) Garden. The details are as described below:

For information regarding admission fees, please see the Admission Fees page.

For information about special visit plans currently in operation, please refer to What's New.

A photo of visitors in the main building. Visitors can be seen in a line in the Hagoromo no Ma, looking at exhibitions depicting official visits to the State Guest House, etc.

(1) Main Building/Garden
(Main Garden and Front Garden)

Application not required
(Advance reservations are available for groups of 20 or more)

Audio guides are provided for the main building (200 yen each). There is no guided tour service for the main building and garden.

See details about the public opening of the Main Building/Garden (Main Garden and Front Garden)
A photo of visitors at the Japanese Style Annex, Yushintei. The visitors are lined up in front of the pond in front of the Japanese Style Annex, listening to the tour guide's explanation.

(2) Japanese Style Annex/
Main Building/Garden

Advance reservation
(Please indicate if you desire to visit the Main Building at the time of payment on the day of your visit)

Visits to the Japanese Style Annex are led by a specialist tour guide. Audio guides are provided for the main building (200 yen each). There is no guided tour service for the main building and garden.

See details about the public opening of the Japanese Style Annex/Main Building/Garden
A photo of visitors in the tea room of the Japanese Style Annex, Yushintei. Visitors are listening to the explanation of the tour guide as they make their way around.

(3) Japanese Style Annex/Garden

Advance reservation
(Please indicate if you desire to visit the Main Building at the time of payment on the day of your visit)

Visits to the Japanese Style Annex are led by a specialist tour guide. There is no guided tour service for the garden.

See details about the public opening of the Japanese Style Annex/Garden
A photo of a flower bed and the fountain in the main garden. Marigolds are planted in the flowerbed. The fountain is a designated National Treasure together with the main building.

(4) Garden

Application not required

There is no guided tour service for the garden.

See details about the public opening of the Garden

Check the schedule

Public Opening Calendar (as of 4.23.2019)

Explanatory note

Open to the public
×
Closed on Wednesdays or due to reception of official guests, etc.
TBD
To be determined
Application schedule (the lower part of the calendar marked with ○)
The dates of starting to accept applications (10:00 a.m.) and closing (11:00 p.m.).
In the case of oversubscription, visitors will be chosen by lot. If you lose, you will be able to visit by signing in at the reception on the day of your visit.

201904

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2019.045 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.046 Open 2/7-2/12
2019.047 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.048 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.049 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.0410 ×Closed 2019.0411 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0412 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0413 Open 2/14-2/19
2019.0414 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0415 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0416 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0417 ×Closed 2019.0418 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0419 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0420 Open 2/21-2/26
2019.0421 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0422 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0423 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0424 ×Closed 2019.0425 Open 2/28-3/5 2019.0426 Open 2/28-3/5 2019.0427 Open 2/28-3/5
2019.0428 Open 2/28-3/5 2019.0429 Open 3/7-3/12 2019.0430 Open 3/7-3/12

20195

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2019.055 Open 3/7-3/12 2019.056 Open 3/7-3/12 2019.057 ×Closed 2019.058 ×Closed 2019.059 Open 3/14-3/19 2019.0510 Open 3/14-3/19 2019.0511 Open 3/14-3/19
2019.0512 Open 3/14-3/19 2019.0513 Open 3/14-3/19 2019.0514 Open 3/14-3/19 2019.0515 ×Closed 2019.0516 Open 3/21-3/26 2019.0517 Open 3/21-3/26 2019.0518 Open 3/21-3/26
2019.0519 Open 3/21-3/26 2019.0520 Open 3/21-3/26 2019.0521 Open 3/21-3/26 2019.0522 ×Closed 2019.0523 ×Closed 2019.0524 ×Closed 2019.0525 ×Closed
2019.0526 ×Closed 2019.0527 <×Closed 2019.0528 ×Closed 2019.0529 ×Closed 2019.0530 Open 4/4-4/9 2019.0531 Open 4/4-4/9

201906

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2019.065 ×Closed 2019.066 Open 4/11-4/16 2019.067 Open 4/11-4/16 2019.068 Open 4/11-4/16
2019.069 Open 4/11-4/16 2019.0610 Open 4/11-4/16 2019.0611 Open 4/11-4/16 2019.0612 ×Closed 2019.0613 Open 4/18-4/23 2019.0614 Open 4/18-4/23 2019.0615 Open 4/18-4/23
2019.0616 Open 4/18-4/23 2019.0617 Open 4/18-4/23 2019.0618 Open 4/18-4/23 2019.0619 ×Closed 2019.0620 Open 4/25-4/30 2019.0621 Open 4/25-4/30 2019.0622 Open 4/25-4/30
2019.0623 Open 4/25-4/30 2019.0624 Open 4/25-4/30 2019.0625 Open 4/25-4/30 2019.0626 ×Closed 2019.0627 Open 5/2-5/7 2019.0628 Open 5/2-5/7 2019.0629 Open 5/2-5/7
2019.0630 Open 5/2-5/7

The schedule on Monday, July 1st or later will be announced on this page and others as soon as it is determined.

Telephone service

You are not able to apply for a visit by telephone.