As in any country, you may see a heated policy debate among many parliamentarians in the National Diet Building on television and in newspapers. The National Diet Building in Japan is open to the public, and it is possible to tour the interior, although there are tour times and some rules. Seeing a place that determines Japanese politics is a valuable experience. Why do not you experience the course of about 1 hour required time?
Parliament building which is the center of Japan’s politics in Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. The House of Councilors and the House of Representatives including the Cabinet are deliberating and debating daily at this Parliament House. The Diet Building is open to the public, it is possible to visit, it is a spot full of highlights, with many visitors on the tour.
Constructed in 1936, the Diet Building is built of a reinforced concrete consisting of a 4-story central tower and a symmetrical three-storey building. As a place to govern Japan’s politics centering on the Cabinet, the symmetrical buildings are the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors, where the main meeting place, which is the most important sight in the center, is located.
There are several members of the House of Representatives and the House of Representatives in the vicinity of the Parliament House of Nagatacho. Furthermore, in addition to the prime minister’s official residence, buildings of ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport are lined up in Kasumigaseki. The Supreme Court, the National Theater and the National Diet Library are also located in the Hayabusacho area, and the important facilities of the country are accumulated in the surrounding area.
Although you can visit only the exterior of the National Assembly building, you can take a free visit to both the inner and the opposite houses. You can enter at any time on weekdays, but be careful as there are cases where visits can not be done on weekends or public holidays, but there are restrictions even if observation is possible.
Introducing access to the National Diet Building. It takes about 6 minutes on foot from “Exit 1” of “Kokkaigijido-Mae Station” on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and Chiyoda Line. Also, from “Nagatacho Station” on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Hanzomon Line and Namboku Line, it will take about 3 minutes on foot from “Exit 1”. The main gate of the National Diet Building is closed at all times, so you are free to see the building and take photos from outside the gate. If you want to visit the National Diet Building, please go to the visitor entrance behind the main gate, not the main gate. There is no private parking lot in the surrounding area, so it is recommended that you access by train.
Do you know that anyone can observe the center “Diet Building” of the politics in Japan freely?
The gorgeous and beautiful inside of the hall of the “Diet Building” is a wonderful facility which is worth visiting in order to see the building.
The Diet Building is the institution took time of 16 years, and was completed in 1936.
In a building, toward the front, left-hand side serves as the House of Representatives, and right-hand side serves as the House of Councilors.
For the oldness of the building, you may feel the appearance to be very new when you look at the building closely. That is because large-scale repair was performed from 2008 to 2009.
Although the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors are located in Parliament, both can be observed for free. However, to observe both, an application is required each time. In addition, attention is necessary because the day when you can observe it varies.
The observe method of the Diet Building is easy. You visit the reception desk of that you want to observe and fill in a matter necessary for an application and only hand it toward the person in charge.
The time required of the visit is around 50 minutes to 60 minutes. Because there is the climbing up and down of stairs, clothes and shoes comfortable as possible to walk in are recommended.
You can see the center of the politics, and even an adult can enjoy the visit of the Diet building. Please visit it, when you go by sightseeing to Tokyo.
|Name:||The Diet Building|
|Address:||Nagatacho 1-7-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Marunouchi-sen Line “Kokkaigijido-mae-eki Station” (8 minutes walk)|