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Modern Japanese Architecture and Tour of the National Diet Building


Departure time Departs at 1 p.m.
Duration of the tour About 3.5 hours
Cost 960 yen
(breakdown: 180 yen per participant + 780 yen for the accompanying two guides)

On this tour, you will take a walk from Kasumigaseki to Hibiya and Marunouchi areas. These areas have played central roles 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 of modern Japanese architecture still remain in the areas. 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 at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal → Shinjuku Station or Shinjuku-sanchome Station → Kokkai-gijidomae Station → National Diet Building (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) → Kasumigaseki government office district → Hibiya Park → Marunouchi Naka-dori Street → 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.
  • Please note that the tour guides will not be present or make reservations at eating and drinking establishments.

*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.

Apply here