Tokyo Imperial PalaceCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
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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- 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.
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71.74% 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
Popped our bags in the north end lockers of Tokyo station and ventured out for 90 minutes. Was a great outing while waiting for our train. The palace grounds are massive, stone walls were interesting and saw some out of this world fish in the pond.
It had great gardens and was nice for a leisurely stroll. Probably the most interesting part of the visit was seeing all of the local working people having lunch or a stroll around the park. The cherry trees were also fun to walk around, even if they weren't blooming
Lovely place to visit in Tokyo. Vast lush green grounds with lots of space to walk. A track dedicated to cyclists and runners. The home to the Monarch of Japan. Awesome place.
Excellent palace, you must make a reservation before hand to secure a spot. There are only guided tours, you can't wander on your own in the main section. I recommend it greatly.
I sincerely question the "must-see" status of this place. While it is nice, a quick visit (