Route 10: Japanese Architecture and tour of the National Diet Building

Japanese Architecture and tour of the National Diet Building

Courses

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).

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

Route

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)

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 are up to 5 people.
It will be accompanied by 2 tour guides.
Participants are required to pay the costs for 2 tour guides.
The fees shown here are for 1 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 1 person over 20 years old.
Some facilities may be closed depending on the day of the week.
The time and date of departure changes depending on the route, so please check the details for each route.

The fee is the amount required for transport and attraction admission fees. (Including the fees for 2 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 route 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 1 month to 3 days prior to your preferred guidance date.
4) After submitting your booking, we will send a response within a week. For bookings made from 1 week to 3 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 1 day prior.

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