10 Japanese Architecture and tour of the National Diet Building

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Departure time

Departs at 1 p.m.

Duration of
the tour

About 3 hours

Cost 910 yen
(breakdown: 170 yen per participant + 740 yen for accompanying guide for two people)

In this tour, you will take a walk from Marunouchi through the Hibiya and Kasumigaseki area. This area has been playing a central role in the politics and economy of Japan since the Meiji Period (the end of the 19th century). Urban development began in the early 1900's, and many important buildings for modern Japanese architecture still remain in the area. The National Diet Building is one of them.
While you appreciate the modern Japanese architecture, you  can also visit the inside of the National Diet Building (except when the Diet is in session).

*The National Diet Building is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.


Tokyo Tourist Information Center Busta Shinjuku → Shinjuku Station → Kokkai-gijidomae Station → National Diet Building → Kasumigaseki Government Office District → Hibiya Park → Marunouchi-Naka-Dori → Marunouchi Building → Tokyo Station (end)

  • National Diet Building
  • Hibiya Park
  • Marunouchi-Naka-Dori
  • Marunouchi Building

Regarding Guide Services

  • This guide service is provided by volunteers, and transportation is mainly by public transport or walking.
  • The participants for the guide service should be up to 5 people.
  • It will be accompanied by 2 tour guides.
  • Participants are required to pay the costs for an accompanying tour guide.
  • The fees shown here are for one participant. The price changes depending on the number of participants. We will notify you of the actual fee by email.
  • The fee for guide services should be paid with Japanese Yen.
  • Among the participants, there must be at least one person over 20 years old.
  • Some facilities may be closed depending on the day of the week. We ask for your understanding.
  • The time and date of departure changes depending on the course, so please check the details for each course.

* The fee is the amount required for transport and attraction admission fees. (Including the fees for two guides). It also includes the amount required for the guides to return to Shinjuku after the guidance finishes. The guidance itself is free of charge.

Regarding bookings

  1. To apply for a tour, click the “Apply here” button.
  2. We require you to inform us of your first and second preference for course and time/date. Please understand that we may be unable to offer guidance on your preferred date depending on volunteer schedules.
  3. Bookings are required from one month to three days prior to your preferred guidance date.
  4. After submitting your booking, we will send a response within a week. For bookings made from one week to three days before, we will respond the day before your preferred date at the latest. Be sure to include your contact details in Japan.
  5. To cancel a booking, please contact us at least one day prior.