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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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ChiisanaSaki
Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank Odakyumatt
Reviewed 2 July 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

3  Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

1  Thank Kieran C
Reviewed 17 May 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

6  Thank OZS969
Reviewed 23 April 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

3  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 23 April 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

2  Thank Easterbeilbs
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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
Reviewed 6 March 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 yokok443
Reviewed 6 February 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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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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13 April 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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