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Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3478-1111
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2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
+81 3-3478-1111
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 30 May 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect upon visiting, but the tour is quite interesting. The palace itself is quite extravagant without being tacky. It's a State building, so there is security screening with metal detectors prior to ticketing. There can be some delays when processing...More

1  Thank 95,814
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I was just passing this impressive building on my way back to my hotel. I hope next time I will more time to check out inside as well.

Thank OZS969
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It seems European palace. But you can find Japanese motifs on its details. You can visit there not only you apply via internet more than 1 month before but also you can purchase at the front gate.

Thank urbantazan
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It wasn't an easy process to get the reservation, but it was worth the wait - stunning building inside and out. Beautiful French architecture and decorations. If you are looking for Japanese culture, you will be disappointed. There are few Japanese motives, but you really...More

1  Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Which was as far as we could go, you need to book well in advance. Next trip I would definitely try to go inside. It impressive and majestic with a moat around the wall. Recommend

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This neo-Baroque is worth a visit. Of the three areas open to the public, I prefer the Front Garden, commanding a view of the exterior of the main building.

Thank warren D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

well this building is open for public, just needs an advanced reservation for tour. we went there around 4 pm which was late as they close about 5pm. anyway we were allowed to see only garden area and we could take some pictures from outside....More

Thank Rushikesh S
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This area is one of the best in Tokyo and the Akasaka Palace is one to be seen in its well kept gardens.You can see the front steel gates the magnificent French style building. Unfortunately it is not open to the public. The walk around...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is an impressive building set well back in extensive gardens and protected by a high fence. It looks to be in a French style and unfortunately it is not open to the public but the area around it and in Akasaka is definitely worth...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place is open for public except Wednesday. I made reservation to visit inside of the guest house online in advance. Admission fee for seeing inside was 1000 yen. There were several gorgeous meeting rooms and banquet halls. It was designed at European style, but...More

2  Thank mat_mak
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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12 April 2015|
Response from 旅好きじいさん | 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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