National Diet Building, Chiyoda

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Take a tour of the lawmaking corridors of power in National Diet Building, the center of Japan’s politics. Completed in 1936, this spacious parliamentary building features a 65.45 m (215 ft) tall pyramid-like tower in its center. You will see the central hall, with a million-piece marble mosaic and the famous four seasons mural, as well as the emperor’s room, from which he makes an opening address to the parliament at the beginning of each session. Sign up for a free one-hour tour at the visitors’ reception behind the building when the parliament is not in session. The Diet is a three-minute walk from Nagata-cho station, or five minutes by foot from Kokkai-gijidomae station. Use our Tokyo day trip planner to arrange your visit to National Diet Building and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • The first time I went (House of Councillors) but the inside than it is on TV and pictures look has been dignified. The wooden planks of the House of Lords were the first space I felt history. While dependency will induce flows audio guide in Hall. Both brochures and audio guides is all basic stuff, but it unexpectedly know is motorcycles. I study now.
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  • On Saturday visited the House of representatives in the group. In the description of the person so, we heard interesting. Old American posts, pillars embedded in, such as it is used now and to post here so be on Parliament.  My thought was bring a postcard addressed to.  I hope because it is gathered, no rule of the time during the week, but on weekends has been decided time recognized by HP. Interior photos can take only the main Conference Hall. Since the end of the tour is the front of the House of Parliament back to take a picture.
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  • Participated in a tour of House of councilors. Was last-minute start time is allowed reception. Put large luggage. It has security checks. Guide for more information and explanation, so very instructive and interesting. Glowing eyes 2-year son was watching.
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  • The national diet building was built in 1936. There are many policemen around this building. I watched them carefully. They look so young, in their twenties. When a severe trouble occurs, maybe, they are victims on the trouble. I felt little blue when I passed by them.
  • Beautiful building and free english tours! Great experience
  • This is the national political assembly of Japan and its called national Diet building. Prominent architecture and can be visible from the road.
  • They currently offer a one hour tour which takes you through the House Councillours and the central hall. The tour is Japanese only and an English brochure is provided for Foreigners at sign up. Architecture is very interesting and worth checking out.
  • It's beautiful I seen all paid my dream is watching it

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