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Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3478-1111
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2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
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"impressive building"
in 3 reviews
"yotsuya station"
in 3 reviews
"open to the public"
in 5 reviews
"state guest house"
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"meiji era"
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"baroque style"
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"small fee"
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"national treasure"
in 2 reviews
"japanese culture"
in 2 reviews
"banquet"
in 3 reviews
"fountain"
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"emperor"
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"architecture"
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"century"
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"government"
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"admission"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First a word of caution: be prepared for long lines to get in even if you have an advance reservation. Security here is like the airport so don't bring anything you would not bring to get on a flight in a timely manner. There are...More

1  Thank Prepcook
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

迎賓館赤坂離宮に初めて訪れました 海外からの賓客をおもてなしする素敵なところ! おもてなしするお部屋もたくさんあって、立派でまたゆっくり訪れたいと思いました A wonderful place to hospitality guests from overseas! There were lots of rooms to be hospitable and I wanted to visit again and again

Thank yoko k
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

One of the things we got to see while being toured around Tokyo was the Emperor’s Palace. We couldn’t go in obviously but I could see a very good view from the Hato bus. I couldn’t imagine how big it was and could not stop...More

Thank Alisa K
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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Luck you who had a chance to be here since it has just been opened to public recently. You will find how Japan had been influenced with multiple western culture and technology together with how Japanese had blended their traditional handcrafts and technologies into these...More

Thank iitoyos
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Visiting Akasaka Palace was a very wonderful experience, and we were so fortunate to have such a knowledge, wonderful guide, Yoshimi. She did such a great job of informing us of the history and explaining the various art and workmanship which we see on the...More

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

(visited in mid-October-2017) A friend got the lottery for us to visit. Interesting history to this palace, that now turns into a guest house for royalty visitors. The main entrance is ONLY for the official purposes. Common visitors are to enter through its side gate,...More

Thank SmileyPic
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

I've been there in Dec 16 but did't go in side the building. The building is very beautiful, i really love this architecuture seem like mixed between western and Japanese style.

Thank Mike_Amornsin
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

The State Guest House was originally built as the Crown Prince's Palace in 1909. (Apparently the Showa-Tenno and the present Emperor Akihito spent some time of their youth there.) Its origins in the Meiji era explains why is was built in western style with marble...More

1  Thank Ralf T
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

This palace was built in early 20 century, and now the place for the host from foreign countries. Inside the palace, there some rooms for the guest. Each rooms are decorated with beautiful arts, It was amazing and must see in Tokyo.

Thank Takeshi0423
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The Guesthouse and grounds are very nice. Originally I was expecting more of a traditional Japanese structure. Highly recommend the audio tour.

Thank Richard S
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galleries.
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Mayu106
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | 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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