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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 10.11.2018)

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.

201810

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.105 Open 8/9-8/14 2018.106 Open 8/30-9/4
2018.107 ×Closed 2018.108 ×Closed 2018.109 ×Closed 2018.1010 ×Closed 2018.1011 ×Closed 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

201811

        
SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.116 Open 9/6-9/11 2018.117 Open 9/13-9/18 2018.118 Open 9/13-9/18 2018.119 × Closed 2018.1110 Open 9/13-9/18
2018.1111 Open 9/13-9/18 2018.1112 Open 9/13-9/18 2018.1113 Open 9/13-9/18 2018.1114 × Closed 2018.1115 Open 9/20-9/25 2018.1116 Open 9/20-9/25 2018.1117 Open 9/20-9/25
2018.1118 Open 9/20-9/25 2018.1119 Open 9/20-9/25 2018.1120 Open 9/20-9/25 2018.1121 × Closed 2018.1122 Open 9/27-10/2 2018.1123 Open 9/27-10/2 2018.1124 Open 9/27-10/2
2018.1125 Open 9/27-10/2 2018.1126 Open 9/27-10/2 2018.1127 Open 9/27-10/2 2018.1128 × Closed 2018.1129 Open 10/4-10/9 2018.1130 Open 10/4-10/9

201812

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.125 ×Closed 2018.126 Open 10/11-10/16 2018.127 Open 10/11-10/16 2018.128 Open 10/11-10/16
2018.129 Open 10/11-10/16 2018.1210 Open 10/11-10/16 2018.1211 Open 10/11-10/16 2018.1212 ×Closed 2018.1213 Open 10/18-10/23 2018.1214 Open 10/18-10/23 2018.1215 Open 10/18-10/23
2018.1216 Open 10/18-10/23 2018.1217 Open 10/18-10/23 2018.1218 Open 10/18-10/23 2018.1219 ×Closed 2018.1220 Open 10/25-10/30 2018.1221 Open 10/25-10/30 2018.1222 Open 10/25-10/30
2018.1223 Open 10/25-10/30 2018.1224 Open 10/25-10/30 2018.1225 Open 10/25-10/30 2018.1226 Open 11/1-11/6 2018.1227 Open 11/1-11/6 2018.1228 ×Closed 2018.1229 Open 8/30-9/4
2018.1230 Open 8/30-9/4 2018.1231 ×Closed

The schedule on Tuesday, January 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.