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Main Building/Garden (Main Garden and Front Garden)

Main Building/Garden (Main Garden and Front Garden)

This is a tour of the Main Building and Gardens (Front and Main Gardens).
Visiting area Main Building (Hagoromo no Ma, Asahi no Ma, Sairan no Ma, Kacho no Ma, and Entrance Hall, etc.)
Gardens (Front and Main Gardens)
Estimated tour time About 1 to 1 and a half hours
Admission Adults: 1,500 yen, University Students: 1,000 yen, Junior & Senior High School Students: 500 yen, Children elementary school-age and under: Free admission
* University, Junior & Senior High School students will be asked to present their student ID card or student notebook.
* Admission is exempted for persons with a valid physical disability certificate, nursing certificate, mental disability certificate, war injury certificate, or A-bomb survivor’s certificate, and up to one chaperone. Please present your document at the reception on the day of your visit.
How to visit ◆Individual visitors (groups of 19 or less)
Individual visitors will not be required to make advance reservations to visit the Main Building.

◆Group visitors (20 or more people)
Groups will be required to make advance reservations to visit the Main Building (on a first-come, first-served basis). To register, visit “Application System for Guest House Public Opening” and enter the required information.Groups without advance reservations will not be permitted to enter.
(1) Registration dates and times:
 Visits from Mon, August 1 to Thurs, September 20 : Currently open for registration.
* Reservation at least one week before the visit date (Example: If you apply for a visit on Thurs,September 1, until 24:00 onThurs, August 25)
 Visits for Thurs, September 22 and later: TBD
(2) Number of people who can register: 20 to 50 people
(3) Capacity:100 people every 60 minutes from 10:00 to 15:30
(4) Receiving your visitor’s certificate: You will receive your visitor’s certificate by email after you complete your registration. Please make sure not to lose your visitor’s certificate as you will be asked to present it at reception.

*Entry into the building may be restricted depending on crowd conditions.
*The entrance is located at the West Gate (Gakushuin Primary School side). Visitors are not permitted to re-enter the building.
*Please purchase an admission ticket after checking in at reception (inspection of baggage, personal belongings, etc.). For groups, a representative should purchase admission tickets all at once at staffed counters.
*Visitors can enter the Main Building one time only. Visitors are not permitted to re-enter the building after leaving.
* Before your visit, please check Visitor Rules & Regulations .

Open hours 10:00-17:00 (Reception closes at 16:00)

Cautionary Notes

  • ● 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.
  • ● Parking is prohibited near the West Gate. Please do not park buses, taxis, or other vehicles there.
  • ● Visitors under the influence of alcohol may be refused for reasons of the facility’s protection.
  • * The Guest House is engaged in the following efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
  • ● Please note that visitors who which any of the following apply will be denied entry:
    • - Cold symptoms such as cough and fever, labored breathing and dulled senses.
    • - Lack of facial mask.
      (When walking in the gardens (Main Garden and Front Garden), you do not need to wear a mask as long as you are able to maintain a distance (of at least 2 meters) between yourself and other visitors.
    • - Those who have not yet completed the self-quarantine period specified by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare after arriving in the country. Website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Machine translation)
  • ● When visiting the site, please cooperate by observing the following rules:
    • - Our staff will take your temperature near the entrance.
    • - Please be sure to disinfect your hands.
    • - Please observe social distancing of at least one or two meters wherever possible so as not to form crowds.
    • - Refrain from talking as much as possible during your visit.
    • - Please register your name and emergency contact number near at the reception desk. Please be aware that the information you provide may be made available to public health centers, and other agencies if necessary.