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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 2.7.2019)

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.

201902

        
SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2019.023 Open 12/6-12/11 2019.024 Open 12/6-12/11 2019.025 Open 12/6-12/11 2019.026 × Closed 2019.027 Open 12/13-12/18 2019.028 Open 12/13-12/18 2019.029 Open 12/13-12/18
2019.0210 Open 12/13-12/18 2019.0211 Open 12/13-12/18 2019.0212 Open 12/13-12/18 2019.0213 × Closed 2019.0214 Open 12/20-12/25 2019.0215 Open 12/20-12/25 2019.0216 Open 12/20-12/25
2019.0217 Open 12/20-12/25 2019.0218 Open 12/20-12/25 2019.0219 Open 12/20-12/25 2019.0220 × Closed 2019.0221 Open 12/27-1/1 2019.0222 Open 12/27-1/1 2019.0223 Open 12/27-1/1
2019.0224 Open 12/13-12/18 2019.0225 × Closed 2019.0226 × Closed 2019.0227 × Closed 2019.0228 Open 1/3-1/8

201903

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2019.035 Open 1/10-1/15 2019.036 ×Closed 2019.037 Open 1/10-1/15 2019.038 Open 1/10-1/15 2019.039 Open 1/10-1/15
2019.0310 Open 1/10-1/15 2019.0311 Open 1/10-1/15 2019.0312 Open 1/10-1/15 2019.0313 ×Closed 2019.0314 Open 1/17-1/22 2019.0315 Open 1/17-1/22 2019.0316 Open 1/17-1/22
2019.0317 Open 1/17-1/22 2019.0318 TBDTBD 2019.0319 TBDTBD 2019.0320 ×Closed 2019.0321 TBDTBD 2019.0322 TBDTBD 2019.0323 TBDTBD
2019.0324 Open 1/24-1/29 2019.0325 Open 1/24-1/29 2019.0326 Open 1/24-1/29 2019.0327 ×Closed 2019.0328 Open 1/31-2/5 2019.0329 Open 1/31-2/5 2019.0330 Open 1/31-2/5
2019.0331 ×Closed

201904

SunMonTueWedThursFriSat
2019.045 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.046 Open 2/7-2/12
2019.047 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.048 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.049 Open 2/7-2/12 2019.0410 ×Closed 2019.0411 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0412 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0413 Open 2/14-2/19
2019.0414 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0415 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0416 Open 2/14-2/19 2019.0417 ×Closed 2019.0418 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0419 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0420 Open 2/21-2/26
2019.0421 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0422 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0423 Open 2/21-2/26 2019.0424 ×Closed 2019.0425 Open 2/28-3/5 2019.0426 Open 2/28-3/5 2019.0427 Open 2/28-3/5
2019.0428 Open 2/28-3/5

The schedule on Monday, April 29 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.