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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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  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went there on the 2nd of January to see the appearance of the Royal family. They gave out their flags and we were wondering why and thought it was a tourist thing. Turns out when the Royal family came out onto their balcony, everyone...More

Thank whjJean
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

As many have mentioned - you'll need some advanced planning to visit behind the walls. We decided not to wait for the interior tours and basically went to the same western spot that everyone goes to. It was a rainy wintery day, which only added...More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Not much to see in winter at the gardens since most gardens are dead. The garden was mostly visited by foreigners. Not a must do on my Tokyo visit list.

1  Thank mikaelabull
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The Emperor makes an appearance twice a year, and the palace is opened to the public. 50k+ people for new year greeting!

Thank frenchpugbostonian
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This has to be one of the most massive temple areas I've visited. You could go on for hours here without having explored everything. Some ruins, some plants, huge open areas and a bunch of temples to gaze at in almost every corner of the...More

Thank Joachim V
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Tips : - Closed on Friday and other big days in Japan - The Magnificent park is inside - There are some photo spot near the main entrace bridge - There nothing to do if you're outside the wall

3  Thank Aiken K
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I think compared to what I saw in China this was less impressive. Not much to see even on the grounds and you cannot enter so I was a little disappointed in this attraction.

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you are in Tokyo over New Year do not miss the Ippan Sanga... its a truly astonishing event. On this day hundreds of thousands of Japanese converge on the Imperial Palace to wish the Imperial Family well for the New Year. This is only...More

1  Thank DAVID V
Reviewed 1 January 2017

You can't actually visit the Imperial Palace itself but you can wander around the grounds and visit the gardens. It is a huge place, and I managed to get there early in the morning which was nice and quiet before the tour groups showed up....More

1  Thank Gingerbug2013
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The palace is situated right in the centre close to Ginza. There's not actually a great deal of things to see inside but there are some gardens and a couple of fields. The walk around inside and the surrounding walls are a good way to...More

Thank Danrzr
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 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
Sam G
17 April 2017|
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Response from Salaamdubai | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice a dress code requirement