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Akasaka Geihinkan
赤坂迎賓館

2-1-1 Moto-Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo Japan

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1909
Floor Count2
Basement Floors1
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - government
 - office
 - residential
Structural Types
 - lowrise


Description
This building was originally built as a residence for the crown prince, who eventually became the Taisho Emperor. Since then it served a variety of functions, such as a government meeting hall, National Diet library, and the headquarters of the Tokyo Olympics. In 1974, it underwent major renovations and took up its current function of guest house for foreign dignitaries visiting Tokyo.

Architect: Tokuma Katayama

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