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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice place to visit, jogging during winter cold season is a must. Palace is available to public for some Sections. You may enjoy how stone palace was made since years ago.

Thank LCC8585
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gardens surrounding the palace are nice but you can’t access the palace or see anything particularly interesting. If its on your way, have a look but don’t make an effort to get there otherwise.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing I'd read indicated that you could not enter the Imperial Palace, but reality, certainly the day we visited, was that you couldn't even get near the place. There were many guards and comings and goings, but sadly we were not privy to what was...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Like birds nestled in the tree tops, landscapers lovingly bonsai ancient pines around the gardens of the Imperial Palace. After visiting the Tsukiji fish market we headed to the palace falsely thinking it would be open on weekdays. Despite it being closed on Sunday’s and...More

Thank ZenDark30
Reviewed 1 week ago

Palace grounds are guarded and on New Year’s Day, the Emmperoro must have hosted all the ambassadors for a lunch as dwhen we visited there was a string of diplomatic cars which were exiting the palace grounds. Guards and police were also setting up for...More

Thank WayILikeIt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds of the Imperial Palace are beautiful and provides many walking paths for exercise & for jogging. Unfortunately, there is not much else to see; a good place to take outdoor photos. There is a guard gate, but we did not see any type...More

Thank TravelTea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on the 2nd of January for the new year greeting. It was packed, as expected. We arrived at 11am and got into the palace grounds at 1pm for the 1:30pm greeting. The palace grounds are beautiful. Because there were so many people...More

Thank Bryanna L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't much to do or see except the gardens. Worth a visit but keep expectations low. Located in a good area.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cool and calm place to r3lax and enjoy the beauty of the place. Public allowed only on certain days and that too within a small area. But worth the visit

Thank Nouzab F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a Japanese tradition the Emperor & his wife address his people several times on this day. There must have been 500,000 plus people who patiently queued to walk to the place where the address occurs. As I’m small I had to peer through people’s...More

Thank elainej465
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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Cheryl J
18 December 2017|
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Response from _judysnaith | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so, visiting is limited and its well guarded.
Senthamarai T
21 August 2017|
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Response from Marcos M | Reviewed this property |
Hello! You cannot get inside, just outside view. Its free!
18 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