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Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

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The State Guest House, Akasaka Palace (SGH AP) serves as a splendid stage of diplomatic activities by welcoming monarchs and presidents from countries all over the world. The SGH AP opens to the general public unless its main activities of welcoming...more
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2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
+81 3-3478-1111
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

This site doesn't get a lot of visitors because it's far from everything else and the interior is sometimes closed for official functions. Look up the schedule of when they're open online and it can be a very worthwhile visit, however. The interior looks very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gregsf11
Reviewed November 17, 2018

I was lucky to visit Akasaka Geihinkan around noon. The weather was nice. I reserved Japanese Annex (Bekkan) tour well in advance online. First, I went inside through security gate, walked around the garden, then visited the main palace with the audio guide. It took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KipperMisty
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This palace and it’s grounds are one of the prettier places we have seen in Tokyo! The inside is beyond spectacular. I only gave it a 4 star because although we got to tour the main halls in the palace, we did’t get to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Valerie G
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We stumbled upon the Palace while wandering around Tokyo and, since it was free for students, we decided to enter. The garden is beautiful with its big fountain, and the western architecture of the palace is quite the interesting sight in contrast with the more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChiisanaSaki
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Sadly You are not allowed to take any photos on the inside. But you can take photos from the outside. Just a lot of great rooms to view and they re-open this building to the public 2 years ago.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Odakyumatt
Reviewed July 1, 2018

While sightseeing in Tokyo, I was heading back to my hotel on the subway and decided to jump off and take a look at the Akasaka Palace since I had some extra time before dinner, as it was a little after 4pm. Upon arrival while...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank CodyDC
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This building is so beautiful it’s a must to see.if you like painting,gold doors,beautiful large rooms with high ceilings

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kieran C
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This time I started my free day visiting the Akasaka Palace. This palace is really nice but something is missing. Every detail is fine, the decorations look great the garden is nice. The missing thing is that there is not much history and the building...More

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank OZS_ATW
Reviewed April 23, 2018

When I visited on a weekday late afternoon, there wasn’t any queue. Visitors can only enter through the west side gate and exit at the front gate. Security is tight here, with bags being checked like airport. There are so many staff involved, at least...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Booked a time online (no payment necessary). Entered through western side, short line, bit of security, pram parking, 1000 yen per adult - all very easy. Palace had several rooms decorated in European styles and the outside gardens are formal. There were a couple of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Easterbeilbs
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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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November 6, 2018|
Response from WorldTraveller5000 |
Open 5-31 January except Wednesdays
April 12, 2015|
Response from Navigate809573 | 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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