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Public Opening of the Kyoto State Guest House

About Kyoto State Guest House that serves the foreign dignitaries with "OMOTENASHI ~ the essence of Japanese hospitality~"

The Kyoto State Guest House opened in April 2005 as a national reception facility to receive foreign dignitaries invited to visit Japan as official guests of the Japanese government, which role it continues to fulfill. It was built in a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese architecture and interior design and offers the guests the opportunity to experience the long history and the refined and varied culture of Kyoto.
For more information, "What is the Kyoto State Guest House?"

IMPORTANT:
The public opening of the Kyoto State Guest House is carried out throughout the year except the foreign dignitaries' visits.
In case of the sudden scheduling of the foreign dignitaries' visit or other operational reasons, the public opening is subject to cancellation. Please be advised to come here after checking with the following "Future public opening schedule" whether the date of your visit is open or not.

What's New

English Guided tours will be available in July.
Please click here for the details of the English Guided tours. Please click here for the application.


Special Exhibition in Summer
"The Special Exhibition in Summer - Omotenashi with Folding screens -" will be held from 2 (Sun) to 25 (Tue) July (Wednesdays closed).

The Special Exhibition in Summer - Omotenashi with Folding screens -
28 June 2017
The public opening schedule was updated until 21 (Mon) August.
27 June 2017
The additional advance applications from 11 (Tue) to 17 (Mon) July are available. *Note: Application accepted only for Individuals. (Application period: from 28 (Wed) June to 3 (Mon) July)
*The additional advance applications for Individuals from 18 (Tue) to 25 (Tue) July will be available sequentially.

Future public opening schedule (as of June 28, 2017)

Please refer to the concerning pages through the links under the calendars according to the indicating symbols in each calendar (Guided tours for Guided tours /Self-guided tours for Self-guided tours ).

June 2017    Guided tour Guided tours  
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
25
Guided tour
26
Guided tour
27
closed
28
closed
29
closed
30
closed
 

July 2017    Guided tour Guided tours   (*until 25 July, 2017)
                       "English Guided tours" begin at 12:00 once a day on the following opening days.
                       Guided tour"Special Exhibition in Summer - Omotenashi with Folding screens -" (*from 2 to 25 July, 2017)
                    Guided tour Self-guided tours   (*from 27 to 31 July, 2017)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
closed
2
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3
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closed
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10
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11
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12
closed
13
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14
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15
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17
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18
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19
closed
20
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25
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26
closed
27
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28
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29
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30
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31
Guided tour
         

August 2017    Self-guided tours Self-guided tours   (1 and from 10 to 21 August, 2017)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Guided tour
2
closed
3
TBD
4
TBD
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TBD
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closed
10
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closed
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21
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22
TBD
23
closed
24
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TBD

The opening schedule from the 22 of August onwards is still to be decided.

  • *In addition to the advance application through web site, Admission cards on the day will be distributed on the spot.
  • *Due to sudden scheduling of visits by dignitaries or to other operational reasons, the public opening is subject to cancellation.

Guided tours   Guided tours (July (*until 25 July), 2017)

This is the tour where a tour guide shows visitors around every room open to the public along the route. (*Admission fee is charged)
Regarding the details of the Guided tours and how to apply in advance, please refer to the link below.

Click here for the information about Guided tours

Self-guided tours   Self-guided tours (from 27 July to 1 August and from 10 to 21 August, 2017)

This is the Self-guided tour where the visitors look around each room open to the public along the route on their own. (*Admission fee is charged)
Regarding the details of the Self-guided tours and how to apply in advance, please refer to the link below.

Click here for the information about Self-guided tours

Contact Us

What is the Kyoto State Guest House?

Seasonal Exhibition

Advisory Note

Access

Photo:Kyoto State Guest House

Juraku-no-Ma(Anteroom)

Yubae-no-Ma(Large Conference Room)

Fuji-no-Ma(Banquet Hall)

Kiri-no-Ma(Japanese-style Banquet Room)

Movie:Kyoto State Guest House
(Japanese Governments Internet TV )

Please click here for the inquiry in English

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Tel: +81-3-5253-2111