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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 06.07.2018)

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.

201806

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.061 × Closed 2018.062 × Closed
2018.063 × Closed 2018.064 Open 4/5-4/10 2018.065 Open 4/5-4/10 2018.066 ×Closed 2018.067 Open 4/12-4/17 2018.068 Open 4/12-4/17 2018.069 Open 4/12-4/17
2018.0610 Open 4/12-4/17 2018.0611 Open 4/12-4/17 2018.0612 Open 4/12-4/17 2018.0613 ×Closed 2018.0614 Open 4/19-4/24 2018.0615 Open 4/19-4/24 2018.0616 Open 4/19-4/24
2018.0617 Open 4/19-4/24 2018.0618 Open 4/19-4/24 2018.0619 Open 4/19-4/24 2018.0620 ×Closed 2018.0621 Open 4/26-5/1 2018.0622 Open 4/26-5/1 2018.0623 Open 4/26-5/1
2018.0624 Open 4/26-5/1 2018.0625 Open 4/26-5/1 2018.0626 Open 4/26-5/1 2018.0627 ×Closed 2018.0628 Open 5/3-5/8 2018.0629 Open 5/3-5/8 2018.0630 Open 5/3-5/8

201807

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2018.075 Open 5/10-5/15 2018.076 Open 5/10-5/15 2018.077 Open 5/10-5/15
2018.078 Open 5/10-5/15 2018.079 Open 5/10-5/15 2018.0710 Open 5/10-5/15 2018.0711 ×Closed 2018.0712 Open 5/17-5/22 2018.0713 Open。 5/17-5/22 2018.0714 Open 5/17-5/22
2018.0715 Open 5/17-5/22 2018.0716 Open 5/17-5/22 2018.0717 Open 5/17-5/22 2018.0718 ×Closed 2018.0719 Open 5/24-5/29 2018.0720 Open 5/24-5/29 2018.0721 Open 5/24-5/29
2018.0722 Open 5/24-5/29 2018.0723 Open 5/24-5/29 2018.0724 Open 5/24-5/29 2018.0725 ×Closed 2018.0726 ×Closed 2018.0727 ×Closed 2018.0728 Open 5/31-6/5
2018.0729 Open 5/31-6/5 2018.0730 Open 5/31-6/5 2018.0731 Open 5/31-6/5

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 TBD TBD 2018.0831 TBD TBD

The schedule on Saturday, September 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.