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Online appointments to visit the Taipei Guest House are not compulsory and walk-in visits during the regular opening hours are welcome.

Visitor Information

The Taipei Guest House September 2023 Open House

The Taipei Guest House will be open to visitors on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.). 

Built in 1901, the Taipei Guest House served as the official residence of the Japanese governor-general of Taiwan. Following the end of World War II, the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) took charge of the building, briefly turning it into the official residence of the Taiwan provincial governor. The building was named the Taipei Guest House in 1950 and has since served as a venue for receiving guests and holding state banquets. It was designated as a national historic building in 1998 by the Ministry of the Interior. The Taipei Guest House has borne testimony to Taiwan’s progress over more than a century. Under careful preservation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its furnishings and decorations remain as beautiful and exquisite as ever, while its Western-style front garden and Japanese-style water garden have withstood the passage of time. Visitors are welcome to tour this classic example of architecture built during the Japanese rule of Taiwan.

To help protect our heritage and ensure tour quality, visitors are asked to observe the Guidelines for Visiting the Taipei Guest House. Photography is permitted inside the building—as long it does not damage the site or interfere with the flow of visitors—but flash photography and tripods are not allowed. To protect this national historic monument, touching the artifacts is also prohibited.