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National Diet Building

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 1-7-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5521-7445
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Impressive edifice

We went to this building but could not enter since the entrance was somewhere very far from the main entrance. We managed to see the building from the gates. The building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015

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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We went to this building but could not enter since the entrance was somewhere very far from the main entrance. We managed to see the building from the gates. The building is impressive and appropriately grand.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We walked from the Imperial palace, through the civic center area with administrative buildings, for some 30 min to reach the Diet bldg, the legislature of Japanese government. When arrived a massive granite bldg could be seen only, no tours for that day, so it was a total waste of time.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There are SOME english tours but you can join a Japanese tour as well. I went on the Japanese tour and of course understood nothing. That said the book they provide is VERY good and tells you loads. I wish I could have known more about the artwork but otherwise it was nice to see inside. The Japanese tour guide... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Japan's national capitol building is accessible to anyone, including foreigners. The tour requires climbing seven flights of stairs, and is in Japanese. However, there is a guidebook in English which explains the building's features admirably. The building is stately and attractive. The Japanese political system is intriguing, functioning under the Constitution imposed on Japan by General Douglas MacArthur.

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Sydney, Australia
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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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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