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 vacation route planner to arrange your visit to National Diet Building and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If you've ever watched the fights break out in the Japanese parliament on TV, then you'll be happy to know that you can actually visit the place where it all happens. ^^ Since the building is in use, ...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    There is no air conditioning summer tours are tough. Parliament opens in the summer I think Parliament's environmental problems have not thought and political schedule for. Not know until the relative position and the Prime Minister's Office was adjacent to the Capitol. More distance is the distance the image was different. From about the middle of the Meiji era architecture, for the first time finished 0/1936 and took a long period of time is also reduced the budget for the year to cover the cost of construction of the huge government spending into perennial seems relevant. Only buildings to symbolize a nation's prestige put costs and for how long, is magnificent. Did not come up to visit Parliament. However, things end up looking and strong feelings for the people of Meiji Japan National travels through Parliament.
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  • July 27, 2017
    First went into the Interior. Belongings, is strictly identical to the airport. On this day around the House of representatives. Is approximately one hour, but come one after the other groups. Party room and Committee room and things around while walking down the hallway. Sitting in the gallery in the main Conference Hall, will be explained. Parliamentary recess so notice, such as "Prime Minister's seat", "nurse Murasaki" big poster everywhere in the Conference Hall. Taking a meeting place outside is prohibited. And finally left in front of the Parliament building. It is of course free.
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  • March 14, 2017
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    Beautiful building and free english tours! Great experience
  • April 15, 2017
    This is the national political assembly of Japan and its called national Diet building. Prominent architecture and can be visible from the road.
  • June 23, 2016
    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.
  • March 22, 2016
    It's beautiful I seen all paid my dream is watching it

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