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The State Guest House & Tea Ceremony

Yoko M.

5.00(1) reviews
Tokyo
English
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

We will see main building and main garden of Akasaka Palace which is currently in use. Next you will enjoy strolling along the Japanese garden with more than 400 years history. In a tea ceremony room you will drink Matcha with a Japanese sweet.

Meeting Point

Yotsuya Station : JR【Kojimachi Exit AtreB1】or TokyoMetro【Exit 1】

Akasaka Palace

The Japanese garden at Hotel New Otani Tokyo

Tea ceremony room

Ending Point

Akasaka-mitsuke Station or Nagatacho Station

What to Expect

Akasaka Palace provide accommodation for state and official guests of the Japanese government. We will see main building and main garden. This is a rare chance to see the palace which is currently in use. The building itself is the only neo-Baroque European-style in Japan. But you will see Japanese motifs in its elaborate works. With its splendid appearance, its gorgeous and luxurious interior decorations will make you astonished. In the main garden you can buy original souvenirs and have a rest while viewing the Palace in front.

Next you will enjoy strolling along the Japanese garden with more than 400 years history. In a tea ceremony room you will drink Matcha with a Japanese sweet. Through the experience of tea ceremony you will find the spirit of Zen in it.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Handling charge

State Guest House Admission fee (you and guide)

Green tea and sweets

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch,

Pick-up service is available with additional fee, so feel free to ask.

Important Information

When pick-up service is included in a tour, it is limited to a place within 10 minute walk from a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line. Outside of the area costs extra. Please note that my reply could be late when my calendar says not available. I can also guide you in Kyoto or Shiga, if you pay extra 10000 yen (transportation fee and hotel fee).

This tour is available from Thursday to Saturday.

* This tour is available from Thursday to Saturday.

* The State Guest House isn't opened on Wednesday.

Regarding Akasaka Palace in the event of receiving distinguished guests at short notice, the scheduled public opening may be cancelled. In this case, cancellation fees will be a matter of consideration.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

I am sorry that a wheel chair is not allowed to be used in The State Guest House.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

B

Brian D.

Nov 10, 2018

Great Tour

Yoko is an excellent guide, who demonstrated very good knowledge. She was extremely helpful and attentive to our needs.

Yoko M.

Thank you for your message. It was nice meeting you and I had a good time with you very much. Unfortunately It was a rainy day but you tried to see and know about Japan. It was my pleasure that I could help you. I hope you will enjoy your cruise! Take care yourselves. Yoko

$77/ per person