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About Visiting The Public Opening of the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace

To pay a visit, you may sign up at reception without an advance reservation. However, those who wish to visit the Japanese Style Annex must make an advance reservation via the "Apply to make your visit" button below. Please be advised that children of 12 years and younger cannot enter the Japanese Style Annex. Groups of 20 or more may also make advance reservations by clicking the "Apply to make your visit" button below.

Visit Routes

Visit routes opened to the public include (1) Main Building/Garden (Main Garden and Front Garden), (2) Japanese Style Annex/Main Building/Garden, (3) Japanese Style Annex/Garden, and (4) Garden.

Please be advised that admission fees make change during special exhibition periods.

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.

Admission Fees: Adults: 1,500 yen, Age 18 and younger: 500 yen, Age 12 and younger:Free

Opening Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (final admission 16:00)

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.

Admission Fees: Adults: 2,000 yen, Age 18 and younger: 700 yen

Tour start time: 10:30a.m., 11:00a.m., 11:30a.m., 12:00p.m., 12:30p.m., 1:00p.m., 1:30p.m., 2:00p.m., 2:30p.m., 3:00p.m.
(3:00p.m. is a guided tour in English)

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.

Admission Fees: Adults: 1,500 yen, Age 18 and younger: 500 yen

Tour start time: 10:30a.m., 11:00a.m., 11:30a.m., 12:00p.m., 12:30p.m., 1:00p.m., 1:30p.m., 2:00p.m., 2:30p.m., 3:00p.m.
(3:00p.m. is a guided tour in English)

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.

Admission Fees: General: 300 yen, Age 18 and younger: Free

Opening Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (final admission 16:30)

See details about the public opening of the Garden

Cautionary Notes

  • 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 latest Public Opening Schedule before your visit. We will announce a change of the schedule on Twitter as well.