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For Those Who Wish to Pay a Visit Public Opening of the Kyoto State Guest House

The Kyoto State Guest House opens to the general public year-round when it is not used for its main activities of welcoming dignitaries from abroad.
To pay a visit to us, you can make an advance reservation through this page, or sign at the reception on the day of your visit without an advance reservation.

  • In the event of receiving dignitaries from abroad at short notice, the scheduled public opening may be cancelled; please check the following latest Public Opening Calendar before your visit. In addition, we will announce a change of the schedule on Twitter as well.
  • For a guided tour, it is advisable that you make an advance reservation. The numbered ticket will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of your visit; thus, depending on the time slot, you may not be admitted.
  • For a self-guided tour (you are free to visit and view at your own pace without a guide), when it is crowded, those who made an advance reservation will be admitted preferentially.

Types of Visit

There are two types of visit: 1) Self-guided tours and 2) Guided tours. The types of visit varies depending on the opening period.

An image of a visit to the Kyoto State Guest House via guided tour. Visitors see each room in the Guest House while listening to an explanation from the tour guide.

(1) Self-guided tours

Both advance reservation and sign-in reception are available; admission fee is required.

You are free to visit and view at your own pace along the route without a guide.

See details about self-guided tours
An image of a visit to the Kyoto State Guest House via free-style visit. Visits can make their way through the Guest House visiting route at their own pace, without a tour guide.

(2) Guided tours

Both advance reservation and sign-in reception are available; admission fee is required.

You visit the facility with a guide.

See details about guided tours

Check the schedule

Pubic Opening Calendar (as of 2018.08.07)

Explanatory note

:open (for Self-guided tours) Opening hours: 10:00 to 17:00 [Last admission: 16:30]
:open (for Guided tours) Opening hours: 10:00 to 17:00 [Last admission: 15:30]
× :closed
Nov.17-20 :For example, “Nov.17-20” means that the advance application starts from 17 November, 00:00 and ends on 20 November, 23:00 (JST).

“English Guided tours” begin at 12:00 once a day on the following opening days.

August 2018

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2018.082 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.22-26 2018.083 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.22-26 2018.084 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.22-26
2018.085 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.22-26 2018.086 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.22-26 2018.087 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.22-26 2018.078 ×closed 2018.089 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0810 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0811 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11
2018.0812 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0813 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0814 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0815 ×closed 2018.0816 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0817 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0818 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11
2018.0819 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0820 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0821 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0822 ×closed 2018.0823 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0824 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0825 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11
2018.0826 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0827 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0828 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0829 ×closed 2018.0830 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11 2018.0831 open (for Self-guided tours) Jun.7-11

September 2018

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2018.092 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.093 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.094 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.095 ×closed 2018.096 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.097 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.098 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16
2018.099 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0910 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0911 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0912 ×closed 2018.0913 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0914 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0915 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16
2018.0916 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0917 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0918 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0919 ×closed 2018.0920 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0921 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0922 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16
2018.0923 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0924 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0925 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0926 ×closed 2018.0927 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.0928 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16 2018.0929 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16
2018.0930 open (for Self-guided tours) Jul.12-16

October 2018

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2018.102 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.103 ×closed 2018.104 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.105 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.106 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13
2018.107 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.108 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.109 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1010 ×closed 2018.1011 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1012 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1013 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13
2018.1014 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1015 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1016 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1017 ×closed 2018.1018 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1019 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1020 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13
2018.1021 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1022 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1023 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1024 ×closed 2018.1025 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1026 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1027 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13
2018.1028 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1029 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1030 open (for Self-guided tours) Aug.9-13 2018.1031 ×closed

The opening schedule from 1 November 2018 onwards is still to be decided.