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National Diet Building

Address: 1-7-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture (Akasaka / Roppongi)
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Ranked #24 of 103 things to do in Chiyoda
Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The only building worth seeing, The Diet, we weren't allowed to stop. Complete waste of a day. The tour picked us up from our hotel two hours before the tour actually started, and we spent a "lovely " two hours driving around and around the streets of Tokyo while we collected others from their hotels. And, of course, the same... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I walked here from our hotel and decided to join the free tour of Japan's House of Representatives Building. Tour was in Japanese but there was a short film before the tour in English and a brochure in English which helped. Tours start on the hour so we had a short wait but it gave us time... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Happened to come across a free tour of the Diet building whilst wandering around the government hub. Very easy to gain entry - no queue for the 12pm tour, a 2 mins to fill document and a quick scan through an x-ray machine. Guide was a non-English speaking Japanese guy which could have been problematic...but wasn't ! The rooms almost... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

You need to book a time slot on arrival I think they're every hour so be careful what time you turn up. You are then guided around the building it's pretty amazing. I was the only English speaker there, a recording was played after the Japanese commentary giving details on the building. Worth a visit only if you have the... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Allow a half hour before your tour begins for some paperwork and an introductory video. The hour-long tour is in Japanese with an English handout, luckily for me I had my wife as interpreter. You see the main public areas, the Upper House, and the Emperor's reception room. Impressive western-style early 20th century monumental eclectic arcjitecture with some Japanese touches.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I've not been inside this building but it is easy to visit and take a photo from outside. It is next to quite a wide and busy road so becareful about crossing. There is little else to see nearby but it is right next to a station on the yurakucho line which makes it easy to just pop up for... More 

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canterbury uk
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Quite a walk from the underground station but a very large and imposing building. You can go up 45 floors in about 20 seconds and on a clear day can see Mount Fuji their is a English speaking guide if you would like and she takes you around. A nice cafe at the top souvenir shop overall well worth a... More 

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Washington, DC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We decided to give the tour a shot. There were no problems even though we arrived 10 minutes before the next scheduled tour. The only issue was that the tour was in Japanese. Nevertheless, it was impressive to see the inside of the building. My 12 year old was a bit bored at times since the tour was close to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The area around the National Diet Building is well worth a look, impressive architecture in an impressive setting

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This government building is located in an interesting area of many other government buildings and it is a short walk from the palace area.. Unless you are in the area, or have particular interest in this kind of construction, I will not make a special visit to it.

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