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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 2018.06.20)

Explanatory note

:open (for Guided tours) Opening hours: 10:00 to 17:00 [Last admission: 15:30]
:open (for Self-guided tours) Opening hours: 10:00 to 17:00 [Last admission: 16:30]
× :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.

June 2018

2018.061 ×closed 2018.062 ×closed
2018.063 ×closed 2018.064 ×closed 2018.065 ×closed 2018.066 ×closed 2018.067 open (for Guided tours) Apr.19-23 2018.068 open (for Guided tours) Apr.19-23 2018.069 open (for Guided tours) Apr.19-23
2018.0610 open (for Guided tours) Apr.19-23 2018.0611 open (for Guided tours) Apr.19-23 2018.0612 open (for Guided tours) Apr.19-23 2018.0613 ×closed 2018.0614 open (for Guided tours) Apr.26-30 2018.0615 open (for Guided tours) Apr.26-30 2018.0616 open (for Guided tours) Apr.26-30
2018.0617 open (for Guided tours) Apr.26-30 2018.0618 open (for Guided tours) Apr.26-30 2018.0619 open (for Guided tours) Apr.26-30 2018.0620 ×closed 2018.0621 open (for Guided tours) May.3-7 2018.0622 open (for Guided tours) May.3-7 2018.0623 open (for Guided tours) May.3-7
2018.0624 open (for Guided tours) May.3-7 2018.0625 open (for Guided tours) May.3-7 2018.0626 open (for Guided tours) May.3-7 2018.0627 ×closed 2018.0628 open (for Guided tours) May.10-14 2018.0629 open (for Guided tours) May.10-14 2018.0630 open (for Guided tours) May.10-14

July 2018

2018.071 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.072 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.073 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.074 ×closed 2018.075 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.076 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.077 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21
2018.078 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.079 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0710 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0711 ×closed 2018.0712 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0713 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0714 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21
2018.0715 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0716 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0717 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0718 ×closed 2018.0719 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0720 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0721 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21
2018.0622 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0723 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0724 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0725 ×closed 2018.0726 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0727 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0728 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21
2018.0729 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0730 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21 2018.0731 open (for Guided tours) May.17-21

August 2018

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

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