National Diet Building 国会議事堂

National Diet Building
National Diet Building

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.

Quick Facts

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 Nanboku 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 in English. House of Representatives

Touring the Diet Building—The House of Councillors

Small groups can visit the House of Councillors building without advance reservations on most weekdays (Not available in English, Japanese tour only). Find out more about a tour of the Diet Building. House of Councillors

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