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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 November 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
Reviewed 13 November 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
Reviewed 13 November 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

Thank Ralf T
Reviewed 12 November 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
Reviewed 15 September 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
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Doesn't look like a building you'll expect to see when in Japan, because it's modeled after a Baroque-style building. Beautiful grounds with nicely manicured gardens. Walking distance from the nearest train station of Yotsuya.

2  Thank phalanxye
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

If u plan to visit Yotsuya of Minato in Tokyo, besides Fire Museum. I'd suggest to visit this beautiful palace as well. Of course it is not that gorgeous as the other big palaces in Europe counties, but it does worth to take a look...More

1  Thank BreadChan
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect upon visiting, but the tour is quite interesting. The palace itself is quite extravagant without being tacky. It's a State building, so there is security screening with metal detectors prior to ticketing. There can be some delays when processing...More

3  Thank 95,814
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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12 April 2015|
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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