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Public Opening for Guided tours

Opening Information

Type of visit : Tour conducted by guide
(A. in English / B. in Japanese with audio guide (English, Chinese, Korean))
Time required for visit : Approx.60 minutes
Entry Gate: West Gate of the Kyoto State Guest House
Opening Time: 10:00 to 17:00 (Last admission : 15:30)
Eligible person: Above the Junior High School age
(After 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018: Those who were born before 1 April 2005)
Entry charge: Adults: 1,500 yen, Students: 700 yen
(Group: Adults: 1,200 yen per person, Students: 600Yen)

*The valid ID is required to verify the date of birth on the day of visit in case of student discount.

*Eligible students for discount are as follows:
After 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018: Those who were born from 2 April 1999 to 1 April 2005
*Payment is acceptable only in cash.
Maximum number of visitors a day: 750 persons per day
(* Maximum number of visitors: 34 persons per a tour)
How to enter: 1 ) With a "visit-certificate" issued in advance through online applications.
2 ) With an admission card distributed on the day of a visit at the West Gate.
(*Maximum 6 tickets per person can be issued)
Visiting area Juraku no Ma (Anteroom) / Yubae no Ma (Large Conference Room) / Fuji no Ma (Banquet Hall) / Kiri no Ma (Japanese-style Banquet room) / and others

Note: The Self-guided tours are conducted from 2 to 25 November and 7 to 12 December except Wednesdays.
Those who wish to visit in the above-mentioned period, please see the page dedicated to the "Self-guided tours".
*Please click here for more information about the "Self-guided tours".


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Advance applications

A. English Guided tours (*Only at 12:00 / Meeting time: 11:30)

*From 27 (Thu) July onwards, the 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.

B. Guided tours in Japanese with rental audio guide (English, Chinese, and Korean)

The guided tour is conducted in Japanese.  Free rental audio guide is available in English, Chinese and Korean for the foreign visitors.

For Individuals (up to 19 person)

The advance applications for Guided tours have been closed on October 16 (Mon).
The advance applications for Self-guided tours are now available. Please click here for more details.

Opening period Application period The date of result notice
19 (Thu) - 24 (Tue) October Closed
13 (Wed) - 18 (Mon) September
21 (Thu) September
-Additional Application-
19 (Thu) - 24 (Tue) October
Closed
4 (Wed) - 9 (Mon) October
13 (Fri) October
26 (Thu) - 31 (Tue) October Closed
20 (Wed) - 25 (Mon) September
28 (Thu) September
-Additional Application-
26 (Thu) - 31 (Tue) October
Closed
11 (Wed) - 16 (Mon) October
20 (Fri) October
  • In case the application capacity exceeds the fixed number, selection lottery is performed and the “visit-certificate” is sent to the e-mail of the selected candidates determined by lottery. Please show a copy of “visit-certificate” emailed from "@cao.go.jp" or display this certificate on your smart phone or mobile phone.
    *All the applicants will receive result notification on the date of sending visit-certificate.
  • Only one application is valid for each period. More than one application by the same email address in the same period will be treated as invalid.
  • Winning probability for the slots in the morning is expected to be low since many applications tend to pour in.

Start time (7 September - 31 October * Wednesdays Closed)
Hour 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Minute 15 15
45
30
45
15
45
45 45 -

Please arrive at the West Gate of the Kyoto State Guest House 30 minutes prior to each tour.

For Groups (20 up to 34 person)

We do not accept any application for Groups at the moment.

Opening period Period of applications Date of sending visit-certificate Deadline of “a registered form”
19 (Thu) - 24 (Tue) October Closed
6 (Wed) - 11 (Mon) September
14 (Thu) September By noon (*JST) on 11 (Wed) October
26 (Thu) - 31 (Tue) October Closed
13 (Wed) - 18 (Mon) September
21 (Thu) September By noon (*JST) on 18 (Wed) October

*JST= Japan Standard Time

  • In case the application capacity exceeds the fixed number, selection lottery is performed and the “visit-certificate” is sent to the e-mail of the selected candidates determined by lottery. Please show a copy of “visit-certificate” emailed from " @cao.go.jp" or display this certificate on your smart phone or mobile phone.
    *All the applicants will receive result notification on the date of sending visit-certificate.
  • Only one application is valid for each day. In case of more than one application by the same email address in the same day, only the last application will be valid.
  • The telephone number of the responsible person for the Group entry will be asked as the emergency contact on the day of visit.
  • Please fill out and return a Registered form for Group entry to us once received the emailed visit-certificate.
Start time (7 September - 31 October * Wednesdays Closed)
Hour 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Minute - 00
30
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30
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30
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30
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Please arrive at the West Gate of the Kyoto State Guest House 30 minutes prior to each tour.

Same-day registration (Distribution of the Admission Card)
*For Guided tours in Japanese with rental audio guide (English, Chinese, Korean)
*Admission cards for English guided tours distributed subject to availability. Please click here for more details.

Admission cards on the day will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis in front of the West Gate of the Kyoto State Guest House around 10:00.
  • 210 persons per day
  • Maximum 6 tickets can be issued per person.
    *Please note that due to the remaining availability, all tickets may not be issued for the same tour.
  • Timing of distribution depends on the weather and the queuing situation.
Start time (7 September - 31 October * Wednesdays Closed)
Hour 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Minute 30
45
- 15 - 15 15 00

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Public Opening of the Kyoto State Guest House

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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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Tel: +81-3-5253-2111