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Thank you for visiting the Denver Consulate’s website.

It is now seven months since I arrived in Colorado as the new Consul-General.

As you know, this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II. The U.S. and Japan have a true friendship in that it is stronger than ever but still continues to be further strengthened.

Colorado, as well as Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming have steadily developed their relations with Japan by conducting a wide range of economic, academic and cultural exchanges.

This past summer, Special Advisor to the Minister of the Cabinet Office in charge local area revitalization, Mr. Ito visited Colorado and met with Governor Hickenlooper, state and city economic development officials and start-up company representatives. A delegation from Yamagata (Colorado’s sister prefecture), a mayoral delegation from Takayama (Denver’s sister city), and municipal and student delegations from Fujiyoshida, Ueda and Chino also visited here Colorado. In addition, there have been a several cultural events held regionally to introduce Japanese culture to the local community. Some examples include Japanese kite flying and workshop by a visiting Japanese kite expert, a modern Noh performance and workshop, Japanese language education seminar, and Japanese festivals.

In October, Ambassador and Mrs. Sasae paid a visit to Colorado and gave a commemorative lecture on U.S.-Japan relations at the Japanese America Society of Colorado (JASC) Annual Banquet in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. He also met with local economic, political, and cultural leaders, representatives from Japanese companies, and prominent Colorado Japanese-Americans.

From the Rocky Mountain region, Governor Hickenlooper visited Japan with an economic delegation bringing Japan and Colorado closer together. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead led an economic mission around the same time, and Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver is also scheduled to visit Japan in November.

In the wake of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, I am confident efforts to tighten the bond between Japan and the U.S. will only increase in the future, and so I kindly ask for your continued support and cooperation toward the Denver Consulate and its mission to better relations between Japan and the Rocky Mountain region.

Makoto Ito
Consul General of Japan in Denver

November, 2015


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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) )

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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


2016 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