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National Diet Building

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Address: 1-7-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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It is an impressive building and one worth visiting if your are near Hibiya Park of the Imperial Palace. Walk from Hibiya past the Palace moat on the right and the Police and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building is somewhat unusual but unless you're interested in Japanese politics, better go to other attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an impressive building and one worth visiting if your are near Hibiya Park of the Imperial Palace. Walk from Hibiya past the Palace moat on the right and the Police and other government buildings to the left and it will be in front.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Diet Building looks rather austere and pyramidal looming above the more pacific area within which it is located. Tours of parts of it are possible in groups of 10, admission is free, and the service is friendly. I like to include the Diet on walks to include it, the National Theater, and the Imperial Place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I did not go inside the Naional Diet Building. I walk past while enjoying the Imperial Palace. Does it worth the visit from the outside it looks imposing.

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Southern Highlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I made this my first stop in Japan. A Wednesday afternoon and I was not allowed in, apparently booked for a school visit. I could only take photos from outside. Luckily students were posing for a photo and I got the one good shot which made the visit not a total waste.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

The National Diet Building gave a great tour of their facilities. You are only allowed to take pictures of the House of Representatives room and outside of the building. The English tour is conducted by a very good translator. Pay attention to the times and reservation process for the English tour. A very helpful and informative brochure is handed out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

There are now two free tours a week conducted in English. See (English tours of Diet.) This is one of the most informative parliamentary tours I have been on, as well as seeing the interesting architecture of the building. We were able to complete the registration on arrival for the tour. The tour commences at the "north entrance ", which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Just north of Hibiya Park and to one side of the Imperial Palace and near many government buildings the National Diet Building sits on a small rise and is most impressive. It is built is pale sandstone and is worth a visit just to see the architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

After wandering around the building, and some confusion about which entrance to go for tours, I eventually managed to book myself on a free tour leaving 40 minutes or so later. A large group of visitors were led into an area where we stood around for some time, with no clear idea what was happening. I was later told an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

There is technically two FREE tours. One for the upper house and one for the lower house. The more popular of the two is the tour of the Lower House of Representatives. Tour start on the top of each hour however the line starts at the BACK of the building at 45 minutes of each hour. One representative of your... More 

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