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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

The once-a-day English Guided tour will be available through the whole opening period!
Please click here for the details of the English Guided tours. Please click here for the application.


Premium Event, Special Exhibition, etc.
Please click here for the details of the English Guided tours.


< ATTENTION >
The public opening schedule from 28 (Mon) August to 1 (Fri) September has been cancelled due to the visit of foreign dignitaries. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

16 August 2017
New! The additional advance application for the nighttime illumination on 4 (Mon) and 5 (Tue) September are available. *Opening hours: 18:00 - 20:00 (Last admission at 19:20)
(Application period: from 16 (Wed) to 21 (Mon) August.
16 August 2017
New! The advance application for Individuals from 21 (Thu) to 26 (Tue) September and for Groups from 28 (Thu) September to 3 (Tue) October are available.
(Application period: from 16 (Wed) to 21 (Mon) August.
8 August 2017
Maximum 6 tickets can be issued per person for the Guided tours.
3 August 2017
Maximum 19 tickets can be issued per person for the Self-guided tours including the nighttime illumination held on 4 and 5 September.
21 July 2017
We are open half day on 22 (Tue) August and 1 (Fri) September.
22 August: 10:00~13:00 (Last admission: 12:20)
1 September: 12:00~17:00 (Last admission: 16:20)
"The Special Exhibition in summer - Coolness with bamboo works - " will be extended to 22 August.
11 July 2017
From 27 (The) July onwards, the once-a-day English guided tour will be available at noon also for the period of the Self-guided tours.

Future public opening schedule (as of August 16, 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 ).

August 2017    Self-guided tours Self-guided tours (from 10 to 22 August, 2017)

< ATTENTION >
The public opening schedule from 28 (Mon) August to 1 (Fri) September has been cancelled due to the visit of foreign dignitaries. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


The Special Exhibition in summer - Coolness with bamboo works -"Special Exhibition in Summer - Coolness with Bamboo works -" (*from 8 to 22 August, 2017)
AM: open only in the morning from 10:00~13:00 (Last admission: 12:20)

"English Guided tours" begin at 12:00 once a day on the following opening days.
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Guided tour The Special Exhibition in summer - Coolness with bamboo works -
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September 2017    Self-guided tours Self-guided tours   (from 1 to 3 September, 2017) / Guided tours Guided tours   (from 7 to 30 September, 2017)

< ATTENTION >
The public opening schedule from 28 (Mon) August to 1 (Fri) September has been cancelled due to the visit of foreign dignitaries. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


PM: open only in the afternoon from 12:00~17:00 (Last admission: 16:20)
"Premium event: Cultural Experience Tour -Omotenashi at blooming Chrysanthemum Festival-"(4 and 5 September, 2017) *Advance application closed. No distribution of the Admission cards on the day.
Nighttime public opening (18:00 ~ 20:00, Last admission: 19:20)

"English Guided tours" begin at 12:00 once a day on the following opening days.
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October 2017    Guided tours Guided tours   (from 1 to 3 October, 2017)
"English Guided tours" begin at 12:00 once a day on the following opening days.
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The opening schedule from the 5 (Thu) October 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.

Self-guided tours   Self-guided tours (from 8 to 22 August, from 1 to 3 September 2017 except Wednesdays)

This is the Self-guided tour where the visitors look around each room open to the public along the route on their own.
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

Guided tours   Guided tours (7 September to 3 October 2017 except Wednesdays)

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

Contact Us

What is the Kyoto State Guest House?

Premium Event, Special Exhibition, etc.

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
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Please click here for the inquiry in English

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