Tokyo Imperial PalaceCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 81-332131111
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Garden, Waterfall, Historical Site, Palace, Performance, Family And Kids
Tokyo Imperial Palace - Review
The sprawling three kilometer campus of the Imperial palace is at the heart of this old capital. With the resident royal family of Japan, the Tokyo Imperial palace is a piece of living history in Japan. The Eastern gardens are free to visit and have flowers blooming at all times of the year. This was the original location of the Edo castle but it was destroyed during World War II. It also has The Tokyo Budoukan – one of the largest indoor event halls that regularly holds events and performances. The Ninomaru garden has a pleasing waterfall feature and will bring peace and calm to your mind. The Sannomaru Shozokan is a museum of art and sculpture from the imperial collection. If you happen to be in Japan in March, the Imperial Palace is one of the best places to get a view of cherry blossoms in full bloom.
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Tokyo Imperial Palace Information
- Plan ahead for your visit and register your visit on the website to ensure entry. Entry is only by reservation.
- The guided tour is only in Japanese.
- Entry only by reservation so not applicable.
- The tour is approx. 3km long and is quite hilly, so do wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
How To reach Tokyo Imperial Palace by Public Transport
- Tokyo Imperial Palace (BUS)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tokyo Imperial Palace
72.65% of people who visit Tokyo include Tokyo Imperial Palace in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
40% of people start their Tokyo Imperial Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tokyo Imperial Palace
94.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tokyo Imperial Palace
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Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Reviews
Nice place to spend an evening or morning. Entry is free. But you can only see the ancient building from far outside. But the garden and the grounds are very well maintained. Walking through them is real fun. But be prepared to have a long, very long, walk through the are and avoid sunny afternoon. Have comfortable pair of shoes and cloths to really enjoy your walk through journey through this palace.
Definitely download the audio tour app. Even if they offer the English tour that day, it was easier to listen to the app on my own while walking with the group. Overall a nice view at the imperial grounds, the tour did not take you inside any buildings, just a walking tour around the outside on the west side of the grounds. Informative though.
Amazing place... really beautiful green place in the midst of the busy city. A place every visitor and also all locals have to see. What stunned me the most is that the place was not crowded at all. At some places there are descriptions in english that explain what a building was used as, which is very interesting!
It is a big disappointment! It was expected to see very historical places BUT It is not. Things remained from ancient time are only watching/guard buildings which are closed. Entrance to those old buildings are not allowed you can see only outside. That's all! Others are modern era building and the oldest one is may be 80-100years old only. What history???? Before you go there you expect to see at least 300-400years old things but it is not like that.
A very cool stop to go on while visiting Japan. While you aren't allowed to get very close to any of the actual buildings, the grounds around the imperial palace give a nice break from the dense city of Tokyo and look really cool. The building itself is steeped in culture And history so it's cool to learn About as well!