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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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All reviews open to the public east garden off limits nice walk nijubashi bridge free tour pine trees main gate edo castle tokyo station cherry blossoms walk around beautiful garden take photos emperor residence perimeter
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a place you must visit when you travel to Tokyo, you need to see by yourself... RECOMMEND, there are many things to see, both historical and the Beaty of nature

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anuratm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The English guided tours that permit public visit to the actual palace grounds are a bit infrequent but it is still well worth a walk around the moats and walls just to get a sense of what an imposing fortress this was for the old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fred200099
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely area to walk on a lovely day. The grounds are impeccable and the landscape beautiful. It is an out door walking tour and not the palace - that you can see at the hilltop. Its a sweeping area - have good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaddyLibby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, with only a small view to the actual palace. I think as a tourist you would expect more - However I find it beautiful just as it is.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarieMuLangballe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see except the grounds. You won’t see a palace. Only a mote and guard house. Ridiculous waste of time with so much more to see and do in Tokyo. Don’t go unless you have time to burn. My pic will save you a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank cdaworld13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely experience though nothing much to see. The surrounding parks and gardens are beautiful. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SundarDelhi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst there is not much to see there, it's definitely worth a visit just to see it. Especially if you are wanting a memory of a lifetime.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrGolec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting hour-long tour through the Palace grounds. The palace itself is not very beautiful or exciting (looks like a conference centre), but the gardens are pretty and commentary from the English speaking guide well done.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gasp4062
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the palace is not the most impressive by Japan standards, the Parks and Gardens around it are worth some time to walk around and admire. Especially during Sakura cherry blossom season. Highly recommended. And if you are a runner, running around the palace is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ericlO4648VZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped on a bicycle tour of Japan at this picture perfect aspect of the Imperial Palace. All we could see was a watch tower but it was all so serene and majestic.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank faysie2015
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Cecilia M
2 September 2018|
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Response from Kaje924 | Reviewed this property |
I think its every day open.i dont know whats the exact time they open.
30 July 2018|
Response from LynD827 |
You can go to the imperial website and apply from there. Chances are slim. They do have about 300 on-the-day tickets you can try. Tours are at 10:15 and 1:15. Be at the Kikyomon Gate early to avoid disappointment.
10 July 2018|
Response from LynD827 |
They do have about 300 on-the-day tickets you can try. Tours are at 10:15 and 1:15. Be at the Kikyomon Gate early to avoid disappointment.