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Consul-General's Greeting

It has now been three months since I arrived to begin my assignment as Consul General here in Denver. During that time, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to meet many wonderful people here in Rocky Mountain region, including several governors and mayors in the states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Also, I have been lucky enough to have several meaningful chances to listen to stories from local Japanese people, as well as those of people from the cultural, economical, business communities here. What has been especially impressive, that I have felt in my heart, is the number of these voices indicating a sincere willingness to pursue deeper relationships with Japan in areas such as business and culture.

During the summer, more and more people will be travelling between this Rocky Mountain region and Japan for vacations, business trips, sister city exchanges, school trips, and other activities. I am sure that this kind of direct interaction by so many people can only help strengthen the bonds between us.

I look forward to meeting many more good people that I have not yet met in coming months, and pledge to make my best efforts as Consul General of Japan in Denver to help further greater mutual understanding toward a deeper relationship between Japan and this beautiful Rocky Mountain region.



Makoto Ito
Consul General

July, 2015




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