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Japanese Style Annex/Garden

Japanese Style Annex/Garden

The Japanese-Style Annex tour is a guided tour where visitors visit different rooms with a guide. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Gardens (Front and Main Gardens).
Visiting area Japanese-Style Annex (main Japanese-style room, instant cooking room, tea room, Japanese-style Garden, 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
*No admission for primary school students and younger.
* 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.
* The Japanese Style Annex is not accessible by wheelchair as spaces in the building are limited.
How to visit ◆By reservation [first-come-first-serve]
To register, visit “Application System for Guest House Public Opening” and enter the required information.

(1) Registration dates and times:
 Visits from Thurs, September 1 to Tue,November 29 : Currently open for registration.
 Visits for Thurs ,December 1 and later: TBD
(2) Number of people who can register: 1 to 10 people
(3) 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.
* If there are any tour time slots with vacancies, visitors may register at the door and join the tour on the day of.
*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.).
* Before your visit, please check Visitor Rules & Regulations .

Japanese-Style Annex Tour start times 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 (10 tours in all)
* Tours starting at 15:00 on weekends and public holidays are English guided tours.
* On the day of your visit, please enter the premises through the West Gate at least 30 minutes before your tour begins and complete your reception.
Capacity 10 per time slot

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.