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State Guest-House Akasaka Palace

The State Guest-House (迎賓館 Geihinkan?) is a facility in which the government of Japan accommodates visiting state dignitaries. Located in the Moto Akasaka area of Tokyo, the guest house took on its present function in 1974, having previously been a detached palace (Akasaka Palace). The architect Katayama Tokuma designed the Neo-baroque structure as a residence for the Crown Prince. The building has 15,000 m² of floor space, and together with a smaller structure in the Japanese style, occupies a 117,000 m² site. Akasaka can refer to: Akasaka Palace and State Guest House Akasaka, Tokyo, a district of Minato, Tokyo Akasaka, Okayama, a town in the Akaiwa District, Okayama A district of Otowa, Aichi, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the capital and one of the forty-seven prefectures of Japan. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The foyer of the Paris Opera, built by Charles Garnier Neo-baroque is a term used to describe artistic creations which display important aspects of Baroque style, but are not from the Baroque period proper. ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ...


A new facility in Kyoto opened on April 17, 2005. The Kyoto version features Japanese architecture. It measures about 16,000 m² on the ground floor and basement. The 20,000 m² site is in Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. Kyōto ) (lit. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kamigyo (上京区, -ku) is one of the 11 wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ...


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