Their Majesties were received by the Crown Prince Naruhito at the palace entrance.
His Majesty was then presented a guard of honour.
Hundreds of Japanese students greeted Their Majesties waving the national flags of the two nations.
After the ceremony, His Majesty granted an audience to the Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito in the empress palace. Later at the Akasaka palace, His Majesty met with Empress Michiko.The president of the house of councilors and the speaker of the house of representative co-hosted a lunch for their Majesties the King and the Queen.
Senior members of the Japan Bhutan Parliamentary Friendship Association were also present at the lunch.