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Barrier-Free Access

The State Guest Houses provide the following information about barrier-free access for visitors during public openings of the facilities.

To begin

  1. Should you encounter any difficulties during your visit to the State Guest Houses, please feel free to reach out to our staff.

Regarding Guide Dogs (Seeing eye dogs, service dogs, and hearing assistance dogs)

  1. Visitors may enter the facilities with guide dogs (seeing eye dogs, service dogs, and hearing assistance dogs).

Regarding Parking

  1. The Kyoto State Guest House, does not have a parking or bicycle lot.

Visitors Who Use Wheelchairs

  1. In order to protect the interior of the State Guest House, visitors who use wheelchairs will be asked to use our facility's wheelchair while they make their visit. Because wheelchairs numbers are limited, visitors may be required to wait during busy periods.
  2. A wheelchair accessible elevator is available for movement between underground and aboveground areas of the State Guest House. Please contact a nearby staff member to use the elevator.
  3. The Kyoto State Guest House is located inside Kyoto Gyoen, whose grounds are covered in gravel. Please exercise caution when you make your visit by wheelchair.

Regarding Restroom Locations

  1. There is a wheelchair- and ostomate-friendly restroom in the subway platform waiting area.

First-Aid Room

  1. Should you become ill, please inform the staff. Visitors may use the first-aid room inside the Guest House.

AED (automated external defibrillator)

  1. Available inside the State Guest House office. In the event of an emergency, please contact nearby staff.


  1. Visitors may use canes or walkers within the building. In order to preserve the facilities, please bring a cane with a rubber end, or one that does not have a sharp end.
  2. Please inform staff if you'd like to communicate by writing.

Barrier Information

Location Barrier Information


Kyoto Gyoen

Barrier Information

Gravel grounds


West Gate to Underground Waiting Space

Barrier Information

A wheelchair-friendly elevator is available.


Within the Building

Barrier Information

There is a slope in order to enter a Japanese-style room.


Hallways within the Building

Barrier Information

The width of doors and halls is 120 cm at their narrowest.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Kyoto State Guest House Administrative Division (Feedback).

Cautionary Notes

  • When it is crowded, those who made advance reservations will be preferentially admitted.
  • In the event of receiving distinguished guests at short notice, the scheduled public opening may be suddenly cancelled; please check the latest Public Opening Schedule before your visit. We will announce a change of the schedule on Twitter as well.