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Updated: October 1, 2019
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Originally built as a residence for the Crown Prince of the Imperial Family, State Guest House, Akasaka Palace is now an official accommodation for visiting state dignitaries. A portion of the palace is open to the public for tours.
This impressive palace is one of two residences belonging to the Japanese government. The palace was built in 1909 in the European Neo-Baroque style, closely resembling Buckingham Palace. It was designed by Katayama Tokuma, a student of British architect Josiah Conder, who designed many public buildings in Tokyo and became a controversial symbol of westernization during the Meiji era (1868-1912).
Rent an audio guide and discover more about the palace, such as a selection of its ornately decorated rooms at the main building. Audio guides are available in six languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Korean. Visits to the Japanese Style Annex are available with English guided trips in the afternoon. Make a reservation online to make your trip smoother.
General admission: 1500 yen
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