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Akasaka Palace

Minato City Ward _ State Guest House Akasaka Palace

The Guest House Akasaka Palace is the only neo-baroque palace building in Japan that was built as the Tomiya Imperial Palace in 1902. It is a building that brings together Japanese architecture, art and crafts from the time, and shows full-scale modern Western-style architecture in the Meiji era.

Ten years after World War II, Japan started welcoming guests from abroad, so a large-scale renovation was carried out on the national guesthouse and a new Japanese style annexe was established. Together with this in 1974, it became the current guest house.

After the large-scale renovation work carried out in 2009, Akasaka Palace was designated as a national treasure as one of the representatives of Japanese architecture. Besides welcoming many kings, presidents, and prime ministers, it is also used as a venue for international conferences.

There are four visiting courses: Main building & garden, Japanese style annexe & main building & garden, Japanese style annexe & garden and garden on its own.

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Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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