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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The air is very fresh here. Hot on sunny day. Apply a lot of sunscreen to avoid sun burn as it is fully out door here. You may spent hours exploring inside.

Thank JeaNcyee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Remember your photo ID - passport etc to get one of the 300 tickets for guided yours on certain days. Get a quick interesting insight behind the walls of the palace where the Edo Castle once stood.

Thank glennharrold
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Understand the significance of the palace and who lives there but as a point of interest there is so little to see. We could go in the palace which I understand but we also couldn’t see it either. All we saw was a bit of...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Imperial Palace is the home of the current Emperor and as such most of the buildings are out of bounds. There are still quite a few areas open for the public to view. There are free tours from around 9.30 and places can be...More

Thank Teegeekay
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gorgeous place. A must visit if in Tokyo. I would try to go before 3:00 in the afternoon because the traffic around the Palace is significant later in the day.

1  Thank markhogan81
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Imperial Palace grounds but not inside the Palace. The grounds are very beautiful though there is quite a bit of climbing due to the layout that was intended to make it more difficult for intruders trying to take the palace.

Thank CA H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unnecessary visit. We went because our guide took us there. You can’t see anything at all but a bridge!! It’s a Waste of time!

1  Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Save your trip as Not allowed to see , tried my best .was told that cannot take pictures due to security reasons. The gardens next door are good.

Thank 3gautamk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the places my host decided to do for us is to bring us here. Very very nice of him. The palace is very old and have a lot of history. I can not write a lot to explain. Just come and see.

Thank Sarmad K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the grounds of the Imperial Palace. It was definitely one of the highlights of our visit. Since the weather was very rainy, and not particularly nice that day it meant that the destination was very quiet and easy to...More

2  Thank mbetowler
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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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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.