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Guided tour

Guided tour

Opening Information

Type of visit: Guided tour
A. in English (once on scheduled days)
B. in Japanese (nine times a day) *Audio guides in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean are also available on the tablet.
Tour Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Tour Route: Admission and brief explanation at Seiwain Rest House >> Security screening in the basement of the state guest house >> Guided-tour >> Dismissal at Seiwain Rest House
Admission: At Seiwain Rest House
Opening hours: 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Last admission: 3:30p.m.) *Closed on Wednesdays
Entry time: A. 11:45a.m.(1:15p.m.)
B. 9:30a.m.(11:00a.m.) 10:15a.m.(11:45a.m.) 11:00a.m.(12:30p.m.) 11:45a.m.(1:15p.m.) 12:30p.m.(2:00p.m.) 1:15p.m.(2:45p.m.) 2:00p.m.(3:30p.m.) 2:45p.m.(4:15p.m.) 3:30p.m.(5:00p.m.)
*The time shown in parentheses is the estimated time of dismissal.
Eligible person: Ages 13 and above
Entry charge: Adults:2,000 yen, University Students:1,500 yen, Middle/High School Students(Ages 13+):700 yen
* Eligible students must present a valid ID on the day of visit to receive the student discount.
Maximum number of visitors: A. 18 people/tour (in English)
B. 36 people/tour (in Japanese)
What to bring upon admission: A “visit-certificate” issued in advance through online applications
Viewing area Juraku-no-Ma (Anteroom) / Yubae-no-Ma (Large Conference Room) / Fuji-no-Ma (Banquet Hall) / Kiri-no-Ma (Japanese-style Banquet room)/ and more
We kindly request your cooperation in the following during your visit:
・Eating, drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited.
・The following items are not allowed inside the premises: plastic drink bottles, alcohol and other liquids, large professional-use cameras, selfie sticks, tripods, other photographic aids, knives, lighters, other dangerous items, writing implements such as pens, and audio recording devices.
・Each person is allowed to bring in one piece of baggage, with dimensions not exceeding 25x25x10cm. Backpacks of any size are not allowed.

Advance reservation

“Online reservation procedure”

1) Click on the “Apply to make your visit” button on the “Public Opening Schedule” page and select “Agree” for the use of cookies in the pop-up window to proceed to the reservation page.
2) Select the course in which you wish to participate.
3) Select the date on the calendar.
4) Select the time.
5) Place a check mark for “I agree with all the notes above” after reading the “Notes for application of the public opening” page carefully, and click on the “Confirmation” button to go to the next page.
6) By placing a check mark after reading the notes inside the red box on the “Application form” page, you will be able to enter text. Fill in your information correctly and click on the “Next” button.
7) Reconfirm the information you have entered on the “Confirmation of application” page and click on the “Execute application” button to complete your reservation.
8) Confirmation email will be sent to the email address you have registered.
*You will be asked to provide the date of birth and email address you used upon registration when canceling or modifying your reservation online. Any incorrect input during registration will hinder your access to our reservation system. Please double-check the information you provide to avoid any issues later on.

  • – To cancel or modify your reservation, please click on the “Cancel/change the application” button at the bottom of the “Selection the application course” page.

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.