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Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The State Guest House, Akasaka Palace (SGH AP) serves as a splendid stage of diplomatic activities by welcoming monarchs and presidents from countries all over the world. The SGH AP opens to the general public unless its main activities of welcoming...more
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2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka, Roppongi
+81 3-3478-1111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Akasaka Palace is something different in Tokyo: not a shrine, not a museum, not modern. You have to register online for a specific visit time but it is easy to do in English and well worth the visit. On arrival, I was pounced on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

, they put the pictures of the great visitors, exactly at the place the avent was taken placea a very nice place

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yshef
Reviewed 30 November 2018

This site doesn't get a lot of visitors because it's far from everything else and the interior is sometimes closed for official functions. Look up the schedule of when they're open online and it can be a very worthwhile visit, however. The interior looks very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 17 November 2018

I was lucky to visit Akasaka Geihinkan around noon. The weather was nice. I reserved Japanese Annex (Bekkan) tour well in advance online. First, I went inside through security gate, walked around the garden, then visited the main palace with the audio guide. It took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank KipperMisty
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This palace and it’s grounds are one of the prettier places we have seen in Tokyo! The inside is beyond spectacular. I only gave it a 4 star because although we got to tour the main halls in the palace, we did’t get to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank valeriegS9928YT
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We stumbled upon the Palace while wandering around Tokyo and, since it was free for students, we decided to enter. The garden is beautiful with its big fountain, and the western architecture of the palace is quite the interesting sight in contrast with the more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Sadly You are not allowed to take any photos on the inside. But you can take photos from the outside. Just a lot of great rooms to view and they re-open this building to the public 2 years ago.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Odakyumatt
Reviewed 1 July 2018

While sightseeing in Tokyo, I was heading back to my hotel on the subway and decided to jump off and take a look at the Akasaka Palace since I had some extra time before dinner, as it was a little after 4pm. Upon arrival while...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This building is so beautiful it’s a must to see.if you like painting,gold doors,beautiful large rooms with high ceilings

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Kieran C
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This time I started my free day visiting the Akasaka Palace. This palace is really nice but something is missing. Every detail is fine, the decorations look great the garden is nice. The missing thing is that there is not much history and the building...More

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank OZS_ATW
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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were
famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants,
bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of
Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the
area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot
to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art
Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art
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6 November 2018|
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Response from valeriegS9928YT | Reviewed this property |
The website is very confusing snd makes no sense. We gave up and just showed up. We got in no problem.
12 April 2015|
Response from Navigate809573 | Reviewed this property |
Observation permission; Observation permission is required to visit here. Application of observation permission is available thru Web, several month advance before visiting day, and when you win the lot, you can visit. My... More
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