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How to Access to the JPO and How to Enter the Building

Map around the JPO

map main entrance

Location

3-4-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 100-8915
Tel: +81-3-3581-1101 (switchboards; Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 18:15 JST)

  • The Trial and Appeal Department is located in the annex building of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the JT building.

How to Access to the JPO

From Kasumigaseki Station (Marunouchi, Hibiya, or Chiyoda Line): 7-minute walk from Exit A13

After getting out to the ground from Exit A-13, please go straight and cross the street at the first signal after passing by the building of the Ministry of Finance (MOF). Please keep walking along the Sotobori Street afterwards, passing by the building of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Kasumigaseki Building. Please cross the road at the first signal right after passing by the Tokyo Club Building. Continue to walk until you will see the main entrance of the JPO building on your right hand, right before you will hit the intersection “Tokkyocho” (which means Japan Patent Office in Japanese).

From Kokkaigijidomae Station (Marunouchi or Chiyoda Line): 5-minute walk from Exit 3

After getting out to the ground from Exit 3, please walk to the left and turn to the left when you hit the intersection named “Prime Minister’s Office.” (It is a long down slope.)

After passing by the Cabinet Office Building and crossing the intersection “Naikakufu shita” (which means down the Cabinet Office Building), please continue to walk straight (There are steps to go down on the way.)

Then, when you will hit the intersection “Tokkyocho,” you will see the main entrance of the JPO on your left hand.

From Toranomon Station (Ginza Line): 4-minute walk from Exit 5

After getting out to the ground from Exit 5, please go straight along with the Sotobori Street, passing by the building of the MEXT, and cross the road at the first signal right after passing by the Tokyo Club Building. Continue to walk until you will see the main entrance of the JPO building on your right hand, right before you will hit the intersection “Tokkyocho.”

From Tameikesanno Station (Nanboku or Ginza Line): 5-minute walk from Exit 8)

After getting out to the ground from Exit 8, please go straight and cross a large intersection, called the “Tameike.”

Keep walking along with the Sotobori Street, and cross the street at the intersection “Tokkyocho.” Then, you will see the main entrance of the JPO on your left hand.

Ofiice Hours

Monday - Friday

  • National Holidays and New Year’s holidays (29 December to 3 January) are excluded.

1st Floor

  • 09:00 - 17:00
    Reception of filing national applications, requesting for certificates or inspection of application documents, etc. and filing international applications
  • 09:00 - 17:30
    Reception of requesting for information disclosure

2nd Floor (National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT) (Pease use the steps in the lobby)

  • 09:00 - 17:45 (final admission should be by 17:30)
    Consultations on Industrial Property
  • 09:00 - 17:45
    Reading Room for Gazettes

The JPO Building

The JPO building is gray-colored with 16 stories.

The JPO building

Building Access Procedures

There is a security area at the entrance for the purpose of enhancing security measures. Before you enter the building, you need to register at the reception counter at the main entrance (the South Entrance on the Sotobori Street) to receive a temporary visitor card. Please note that you need extra time to complete such procedures before you enter the building.

For pre-registration

Request form for the entry

You have to fill out a request for entry before entering the building, but you can fill out the form in advance by clicking below, which could help save your time.

Request form (Word: 43KB)  Request form (PDF: 70KB)

For Pre-registered visitors

  1. At the Reception Counter
    • Confirming visitor’s pre-registration
    • Confirming visitor’s identification with his/her ID
    • Issuing a temporary visitor card
  2. Passing through the gate with a temporary IC-equipped visitor card
    Passing through the gate(For Pre-registered visitors)

For non-pre-registered visitors

  1. Filling out the request form for entry
  2. Inspecting baggage
  3. At the Reception Counter
    • Confirming visitor’s identification with his/her ID
    • Issuing a temporary visitor card
  4. Passing through the gate with a temporary IC-equipped visitor card
    Passing through the gate(For non-pre-registered visitors)

Leaving Procedure

  1. Please go to the security gate which has the green pocket for discarding the visitor card.
    the security gate which has the green pocket
  2. Please discard your temporary visitor card here.
    discard your temporary visitor card
  3. Please walk through the gate and leave the building.

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