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History

1990

To commemorate the twelve-hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the ancient capital of Heian-kyo in 1994, the momentum toward building a Japanese-style guest house in Kyoto gained force.

October 1994

Cabinet approval obtained for "the construction of a guest house facility"
The government decided to build a state guest house within the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

March 2002

Construction of the Kyoto State Guest House (main structure) started

February 2005

Construction completed

April 2005

The Kyoto State Guest House opened

An image of the ribbon cutting at the Kyoto State Guest House Opening Ceremony. Standing before the front entrance, from left are Supreme Court Chief Justice Machida, Speaker of the House of Representatives Kono, Prime Minister Koizumi, and President of the House of Councillors Ogi at the far right dressed in kimono. A red carpet is spread beneath the four. Their scissors are in the process of slicing through the tape.

July 2016

The Kyoto State Guest House's all-year public opening started

An image of the ribbon cutting at the Kyoto State Guest House Opening Ceremony. Standing before the front entrance, from left are Supreme Court Chief Justice Machida, Speaker of the House of Representatives Kono, Prime Minister Koizumi, and President of the House of Councillors Ogi at the far right dressed in kimono. A red carpet is spread beneath the four. Their scissors are in the process of slicing through the tape.

For those who wish to pay a visit

You may pay for a visit without prior reservation/with sign-in reception on the day of your visit.