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Imperial Palace

1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3213-1111
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The current palace was constructed in the same spot where Edo Castle used to stand. Most of the palace grounds are not open to the public except for the East Gardens, which are accessible on select days.
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  • Poor7%
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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Although closed to the public the palace is visible from the street. Make sure you don't confuse this with the east garden entrance.

1  Thank lforest
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the palace grounds on a hot and humid day. Amazing place surrounded by the impressive palace walls and the water. Do not forget to take the popular photo of the palace gate accross from the bridge. The gardens, at a short walking distance...More

1  Thank Ozgur K
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Gardens at the Palace are nice and a great escape to the hustle of the city - Well worth the trip...

Thank Mi7k
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Don't be confused - you don't actually get to go into the Palace. Its more of a walk around the garden area. There are guard houses, little museums, rest stops, pretty views and thats about it. Its free entry and a lot of the locals...More

3  Thank spumkin
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A 10 minutes' walk from Tokyo station (clearly sign posted) it's a fantastic serene location. The palace itself was closed to the public when we were there but the gardens around it great for a walk/run. Recommend it if you want to get away from...More

Thank varun_mukthi
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I started off today with a walk around the perimeter of the Imperial Palace. The 1.5 hours it took me to make that circuit was an interesting walk with lots of green scenery. Lots of walkers, joggers and cyclists make it a busy path. Walking...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Imperial Palace is accessible by few subway stations but got to walk a distant. The perimeter of its premises is huge surrounded by water bodies. There are numerous jogging tracks for joggers. Its garden was planted with ancient Pine trees which were imported from...More

Thank robertlim
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We took a free walking tour which showed us around the gardens of the Imperial Palace. Unfortunately the main buildings are off limits to visitors. However, visiting the Gardens is also very nice, and a certain must do while in Tokyo. They do give us...More

1  Thank Chaitanya A
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Not a must. Do only if you understand Japanese OR are lucky enough to get an audio guide. --- It's about a 1 hour and 15 minutes of your time. Unless you understand Japanese, or you're one of the lucky FEW to get an audio...More

1  Thank jwong614
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I walked for over two hours following the train line to the imperial garden and I met a mother and son from Perth and allowed me to join them. When we finally reached the garden we were kind of disappointed the garden is not what...More

Thank Roses_travelgram2016
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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Senthamarai T
21 August 2017|
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Response from TravelFun24 | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are free to visit and you can obviously view the palace from the outside. There are free guided tours of the Imperial Palace, however these have to be booked well in advance, as the size & frequency is limited.
17 June 2017|
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Response from Russell R | Reviewed this property |
A guided tour must be set up in advance. you must make an appointment. My advice is to have your travel agent or Hotel you are staying at make the arrangements well in advance of your stay. Tell them you would like... More
Sam G
16 April 2017|
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Response from Salaamdubai | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice a dress code requirement