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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) Garden (main garden and the front garden), 2) Main Building/Main Garden and 3) Japanese Style Annex. The details are as described below:

A image of the opening of the main garden. One can visit the main garden and front garden.

1) Garden (the main garden and front garden)

Application not required, admission fee is required.

You are free to visit the main garden and front garden. Anyone can visit. There is no restriction, such as age.

See details about public openings of the main garden and front garden
An image of visitors to the main building. In this photo, many visitors are lined up while viewing Kacho no Ma. Some visitors can also be seen viewing the room while listening to an audio guide.

2) Main Building/Main Garden

Both advance reservation and sign-in reception on the day are available; admission fee is required.

You are free to visit the main building. Admission fee is required. Anyone can visit. There is no restriction, such as age.

See details about the public opening of the main building and the main garden
A photo showing visitors to the Japanese Annex. The visitors are viewing the building while listening to an explanation from a tour guide.

3) Japanese Style Annex

Guided tour; admission fee is required

A paid guided tour of the rooms. You can visit the forecourt, the main building and the main garden as well. There is age restriction and children of elementary school age or younger are not allowed.

See details about the public opening of the Japanese Style Annex

Check the schedule

Public Opening Calendar (as of 08.02.2018)

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.

201808

        
SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.086 Open 6/7-6/12 2018.087 Open 6/7-6/12 2018.088 × Closed 2018.089 Open 6/14-6/19 2018.0810 Open 6/14-6/19 2018.0811 Open 6/14-6/19
2018.0812 Open 6/14-6/19 2018.0813 Open 6/14-6/19 2018.0814 Open 6/14-6/19 2018.0815 × Closed 2018.0816 Open 6/21-6/26 2018.0817 Open 6/21-6/26 2018.0818 Open 6/21-6/26
2018.0819 Open 6/21-6/26 2018.0820 Open 6/21-6/26 2018.0821 Open 6/21-6/26 2018.0822 × Closed 2018.0823 Open 6/28-7/3 2018.0824 Open 6/28-7/3 2018.0825 Open 6/28-7/3
2018.0826 Open 6/28-7/3 2018.0827 Open 6/28-7/3 2018.0828 Open 6/28-7/3 2018.0829 × Closed 2018.0830 × Closed 2018.0831 Open Japanese
Style Annex × Japanese Style Annex closed
7/5-7/10

201809

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.091 Open 7/5-7/10
2018.092 Open 7/5-7/10 2018.093 Open 7/5-7/10 2018.094 Open 7/5-7/10 2018.095 ×Closed 2018.096 Open 7/12-7/17 2018.097 Open 7/12-7/17 2018.098 Open 7/12-7/17
2018.099 Open 7/12-7/17 2018.0910 Open 7/12-7/17 2018.0911 Open 7/12-7/17 2018.0912 ×Closed 2018.0913 Open 7/19-7/24 2018.0914 Open 7/19-7/24 2018.0915 Open 7/19-7/24
2018.0916 Open 7/19-7/24 2018.0917 TBD TBD 2018.0918 TBD TBD 2018.0919 ×Closed 2018.0920 TBD TBD 2018.0921 TBD TBD 2018.0922 Open 7/26-7/31
2018.0923 Open 7/26-7/31 2018.0924 Open 7/26-7/31 2018.0925 Open 7/26-7/31 2018.0926 ×Closed 2018.0927 Open 8/2-8/7 2018.0928 Open 8/2-8/7 2018.0929 Open 8/2-8/7
2018.0930 Open 8/2-8/7

201810

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.105 Open 8/9-8/14 2018.106 TBD TBD
2018.107 TBD TBD 2018.108 TBD TBD 2018.109 TBD TBD 2018.1010 ×Closed 2018.1011 TBD TBD 2018.1012 Open 8/16-8/21 2018.1013 Open 8/16-8/21
2018.1014 Open 8/16-8/21 2018.1015 Open 8/16-8/21 2018.1016 Open 8/16-8/21 2018.1017 ×Closed 2018.1018 Open 8/23-8/28 2018.1019 Open 8/23-8/28 2018.1020 Open 8/23-8/28
2018.1021 Open 8/23-8/28 2018.1022 Open 8/23-8/28 2018.1023 Open 8/23-8/28 2018.1024 ×Closed 2018.1025 Open 8/30-9/4 2018.1026 Open 8/30-9/4 2018.1027 Open 8/30-9/4
2018.1028 Open 8/30-9/4 2018.1029 Open 8/30-9/4 2018.1030 Open 8/30-9/4 2018.1031 ×Closed

The schedule on Thursday, November 1 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.