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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  • At 衛視, we climbed the stairs. Also dominates the House of representatives plenary session place. Press seats in the front row is like theater. Fence of trees placed in the hallway? To find the characters in the House of Lords, was history. Chairs were arranged in the waiting room of the imperial family. In the Emperor's resting place, Office desk and felt the difference of the position. It is internal. Asked what all-cypress this lacquered as an essence of the original architecture and crafts. On the ceiling of the main hall is former dance hall. And now I cannot see the craftsmanship here, sorry. Continue stepping on the red carpet, were finished viewing at any time during the Parliament building in the background taking pictures out. Japan arts and history has been condensed. Also in the building is written using. It is interesting. Without a reservation, around!
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  • Who happens to be a walking around near the Imperial Palace, can be visited for security? Easy sign up and ask, did OK. It was a feeling I get watching on TV around the houses of Parliament. Many explaining how to guide and the last Parliament had time to take back.
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  • I've been there since it's one of the scene in animation movie Your name. The building is very big but there are nothing much to see. don't worry if you cannot go there.  more »
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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.
  • This building is one of my favorites in Tokyo!
  • Beautiful building and free english tours! Great experience
  • nice place.
  • This is the national political assembly of Japan and its called national Diet building. Prominent architecture and can be visible from the road.

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