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Kyoto Geihinkan [Kyoto State Guest House]

Kyoto Geihinkan, the Kyoto State Guest House, which has been used as a national reception facility to provide foreign dignitaries with a warm hospitality since 2005.
It is a Japanese-style architecture built with the greatest techniques and materials gathered from around the country to promote better understanding of Japanese culture and friendship between Japan and foreign countries.
 
We open to the public year round when it is not used for foreign dignitaries, and an English guided tour is offered once a day from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (gathering time:11:30 a.m.) On this tour, a Kyoto City-certified guide introduces the hidden details about the building, a well-designed garden and the works made with fine techniques by Living National Treasures and master craftsmen.
Join us and enjoy the each work which artisans devoted a great amount of time and effort to, through an out of the ordinary atmosphere.
 
For further information about opening to the public and making a reservation for an English guided tour, please visit our web site below.

Historic Sites

Kyoto Geihinkan [Kyoto State Guest House]

Kyoto Geihinkan, the Kyoto State Guest House, which has been used as a national reception facility to provide foreign dignitaries with a warm hospitality since 2005.
It is a Japanese-style architecture built with the greatest techniques and materials gathered from around the country to promote better understanding of Japanese culture and friendship between Japan and foreign countries.
 
We open to the public year round when it is not used for foreign dignitaries, and an English guided tour is offered once a day from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (gathering time:11:30 a.m.) On this tour, a Kyoto City-certified guide introduces the hidden details about the building, a well-designed garden and the works made with fine techniques by Living National Treasures and master craftsmen.
Join us and enjoy the each work which artisans devoted a great amount of time and effort to, through an out of the ordinary atmosphere.
 
For further information about opening to the public and making a reservation for an English guided tour, please visit our web site below.
Address
23 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City
Open
10:00 - 17:00 (no admission after 16:30)
Closed
Wednesdays and New Year holidays
Access: 7-min. walk from City Bus Stop Kyoto Prefectural Univ. of Medicine
15-min. walk from Imadegawa Station on the subway Karasuma line

Admission fee: with an English-speaking guide / Self-guided tour with multi-language earphone guides
such as English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean
Adults: 2,000yen / 1,500yen
College students: 1,500yen / 1,000yen
Junior & high school students: 700yen / 500yen

Time Required: 90 minutes (from meeting time to the end of Guided-tours)

Cautions:
- No admittance for those under 12 years old.
- Self-guided tour is offered irregularly, and it is not required to apply in advance.