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National Diet Building

National Diet Building National Diet Building is the place where the national legislatures are held. In Japanese, it is called "Kokkai-gijidou".
It is located southwest of Kokyo, and is 1.7 km west of JR Yurakucho station.

The National Diet of Japan is bicameral legislature, and is composed of the House of Representatives (a lower house, "Shugiin" in Japanese) and the House of Councillors (an upper house, "Sangiin" in Japanese). The House of Representatives is in your left wing of the building, and the House of Councillors is in your right wing.

This building was built in 1939.
The central tower is about 65 meters high and both wings are about 21 meters high. The width is about 206 meters.

We can tour only the House of Councillors.
On weekday, the one-hour guided tours are held every hour. At the entrance for tour, there is the exhibition about the House of Councillors.

If you don't join the tour, you cannot enter the site.
Of course, you may have a view of it from the public way, all you want.

The House of Representatives official website
The House of Councillors official website

How to get to here

By subway

Nagatacho (Yurakucho, Hanzomon, Nanboku Lines) / Kokkaigijido-mae (Marunouchi, Chiyoda Lines)




National Diet Building
One of the exhibitions at the entrace
Corridor to a chamber A chamber in National Diet Building

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