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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
tamcgli
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Southern Highlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars 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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Nishinomiya, Japan
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank CanuckJames
Pune
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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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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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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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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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