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Consul-General's Greeting


My name is Makoto Ito and I have assumed my post as the new Consul-General of Japan in Denver from the beginning of April,2015

I have never been to Denver before. When I arrived at Denver International Airport by the very useful direct flight from Tokyo, however, I was very impressed since the airport was so great, modernized, and well-equipped.

Spring has come with Easter, which spells the end of the severe long winter for this Rocky Mountain area. Beautiful nature and greens in Denver made me think to myself that I came here at a wonderful time of the year.

To introduce my career within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, I have been posted in Eastern Europe, Central and South America, Canada and Southern Europe, and engaged in issues related to consular service, political and economic affairs, economic assistance, culture and public diplomacy, among others. In Tokyo, I had posts within the bureaus of European Affairs, International Cooperation, and Cultural Affairs. Most recently, I worked in Greece as Deputy Chief of mission, and then as a Special Coordinator in the Personnel Division in Tokyo.

From now on, I will do my best to further the strong relationships between Japan and the states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming in a variety of areas, such as cultural and economic relations, while providing the best of service for Japanese residents in this region. Your kind support will be very much appreciated, and I am hoping that we will together deepen our mutual understanding for each other.


Makoto Ito


Opening Hours

General Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Consular (Visa) Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Address & Directions

1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202
(30th Floor at 17th Street Plaza Building (17th Street x Larimar Street) )

Consulate-General of Japan in Denver Location Map

Parking Information

Parking is available in the 17th Street Plaza lot for $2.00/15 minutes, $16.00 maximum (prices subject to change).
The entrance to the lot is located on 18th Street between Lawrence and Larimer.
Numerous street parking lots are also available in the area at less expensive rates.

For short visits, parking at meters is a convenient solution. Meters are 25¢ for 15 minutes, 2 hours maximum.
Meters are enforced from 8 AM -10 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Contact Information

Phone Number: 303-534-1151
Fax: 303-534-3393
E-mail: (Cultural and PR Section) (Consular Section) (Economics/Politics Section)

Closing Days


2015 Closing Days

January 1st,Thursday New Year's Day
January 2nd, Friday New Year Holiday
January 19th, Monday Martin Luther King Jr.Day
February 16th, Monday President's Day
April 3rd, Friday Good Friday
April 29th, Wednesday Showa Day (JP)
May 25th, Monday Memorial Day
July 3rd, Friday Independence Day
July 20th,Monday Marine Day (JP)
September 7th,, Monday Labor Day
October 12th, Monday Columbus Day (US) / Sports Day (JP)
November 11th,Wednesday Veterans Day
November 26th, Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 27th, Friday Day After Thanksgiving
December 23rd,Wednesday Emperor's Birthday (JP)
December 25th, Friday Christmas Day
December 29th, Tuesday Year End Holiday
December 30th,Wednesday Year End Holiday
December 31st,Thursday Year End Holiday