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The Kyoto State Guest House is a modern Japanese architecture.

This Japanese-style graceful building was built in Kyoto in 2005 as the next state guest house after the State Guest House Akasaka Palace in Tokyo.  In order to deepen the understanding of Japanese history and culture by inviting foreign guests of honor to Kyoto, which had been the capital of Japan for longer than 1,000 years, the Kyoto State Guest House was built.  This site, where the houses of court nobles used to stand, is an adjacent area of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.  Different from Tokyo’s state guest house, this is designed in a modern Japanese-style architecture with gardens being suitable for Kyoto.  The inside of the architecture is divided into two parts, for state affair and private accommodations.  The facilities for the state affairs such as conference rooms and banquet halls are open to the public.  The first photo shows one of the banquet halls named Kiri-no-Ma, whose seating capacity is 24.  The second and third ones are Japanese gardens.  The Japanese-style rowing boat is used for pleasure.

Licensed tour guide, travel consultant,

Masahisa Takaki

全国通訳案内士 高木聖久。


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