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

*In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, will be entirely closed to the public from Sunday, April 25, to Monday, May 31. Please check here.

Special Visit News

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

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)

* Prior reservations required for the time being

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.
* On weekends and holidays, the English guided tour begins at 15:00.

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.
* On weekends and holidays, the English guided tour begins at 15:00.

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.