National Diet Building 国会議事堂
Where the politics and policies of Japan take shape
The Diet is the center of political activity in Japan, and the National Diet Building is appropriately grand. The impressive building located in central Tokyo is made up of the House of Representatives, the House of Councillors.
Tours of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors take place daily
How to Get There
The National Diet Building is accessible by train and taxi.
If you plan on joining a tour of the National Diet Building, the most convenient station is Kokkaigijido-mae Station on the Marunouchi and Chiyoda lines, and Nagatacho Station on the Yurakucho, Hanzomon or Namboku lines. The National Diet Building is about a five-minute walk from these stations.
A symbol of power and might
No expense was spared in the design and decor of the National Diet Building, which was completed in 1936 after 17 long years of construction. The Central Hall features extensive murals that depict the four seasons and elegant stained-glass windows.
Touring the Diet Building—The House of Representatives
The House of Representatives provides tours of the National Diet in English for non-Japanese visitors. Please consider this tour as one of your options during your stay in Japan. Day and time: Mondays (2:00 p.m.); Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (3:00 p.m.) Find out more about tours of the National Diet, House of Representatives , in English.
Touring the Diet Building—The House of Councillors
Small groups can visit the House of Councillors building without advance reservations on all weekdays (Not available in English, this is a Japanese tour only). Find out more about a tour of the Diet Building, House of Councillors .