Iron gate of the front entrance State Guest House, Akasaka Palace Fountain
- The Guest House is Japan's only neo-Baroque palace building and has long been welcoming dignitaries and conferences from around the world.
- Built in 1909 on the site of the Kishu Tokugawa clan’s spare residence, when the Crown Prince (later, Emperor Taisho) was married, it later was used as the National Diet Library and Ministry of Justice after WW2. It became the State Guest House in 1974. A 220-meter walkway from the iron gate of the front entrance leads to the structure itself and its fountain (all three are National Treasures), with aesthetically pleasing gardens on both sides planted in Japanese black pine. As the Guest House receives various distinguished guests, public access dates may change, so confirm the schedule before visiting.