Japan National DietFree: All time

The Japanese Imperial Diet was first convened in 1889 as a result of adopting the Meiji Constitution. Today, the Diet is housed in a landmark pyramid-domed building. Visitors can tour the House of Councilors on weekdays when no governmental meeting is in session. A Diet guard escorts visitors to the Public Gallery, the Emperor’s Room, the Imperial Family’s Room, the Central Hall, the Front Courtyard and other parts of the establishment. The tour runs on the hour and each lasts about 60 minutes. No reservation necessary.

Address: Nagatacho 1-7-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm; Closed Saturdays & Sundays
Direction: Subway Yurakucho, Hanzomon and Namboku Lines to Nagatacho Station, exit 1; Marunouchi and Chiyoda Lines to Kokkai Gijidomae Station, exit 1
Phone: +81 03-5521-7445
Website: www.sangiin.go.jp/eng/info/dbt

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