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Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

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Address: 2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
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A national treasure

This neo-Baroque is worth a visit. Of the three areas open to the public, I prefer the Front Garden, commanding a view of the exterior of the main building.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This neo-Baroque is worth a visit. Of the three areas open to the public, I prefer the Front Garden, commanding a view of the exterior of the main building.

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Atsugi, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well this building is open for public, just needs an advanced reservation for tour. we went there around 4 pm which was late as they close about 5pm. anyway we were allowed to see only garden area and we could take some pictures from outside. its good to see European styled building in japan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is one of the best in Tokyo and the Akasaka Palace is one to be seen in its well kept gardens.You can see the front steel gates the magnificent French style building. Unfortunately it is not open to the public. The walk around extensive gardens is worthwhile

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is an impressive building set well back in extensive gardens and protected by a high fence. It looks to be in a French style and unfortunately it is not open to the public but the area around it and in Akasaka is definitely worth a

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place is open for public except Wednesday. I made reservation to visit inside of the guest house online in advance. Admission fee for seeing inside was 1000 yen. There were several gorgeous meeting rooms and banquet halls. It was designed at European style, but I've found many Japanese essense. Mable imported from Europe were used for pillars and walls.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

It's an amazing palace. Unfortunately, only heads of state and visiting dignitaries have the luxury of staying within its hollowed halls, but us common folk still get the opportunity to gaze upon this architectural marvel. I would certainly visit again once I'm back in Tokyo.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Had the privilege to visit Japan's official State Guest House, also known as Akasaka Palace, for a free guided tour over the weekend. Visitors are normally not allowed inside the premises but the Japanese Government is planning to throw open the doors to the public sometime in April. So, as a trial run, I was one of the lucky few... More 

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

The Akasaka Palace is a beautiful building on amazing grounds that are closed to the public by incredible gates. Situated near a park and fountain, it's a nice spot to rest and take in the scenery. Not worth a long train ride to see, but definitely worth a stroll if you're in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We walked here and viewed the building through the gates, but we at least were not aware of any way to enter the building or tour it, so it was just so-so as a sightseeing attraction.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

A nice area to roam around, if you have some spare time while in Tokyo. Go to Yotsuya and it is walkable from there. The large building has history of couple of century it seems. There is a nice lake as well. A good place to go for a stroll...

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