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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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How is this even a tourist attraction? We arrived at 11am, to find out there are only two tour times - 9:30am and 1pm. You need to be in line 30 minutes before to get a “first come, first served” ticket of 300 allocations. I...More
We tried to book online prior arriving to Japan. The slots are available one month in advance yet chances of obtaining a ticket is very slim. You’ll need to pre-register at the Imperial Palace’s Agency website and apply from there.
Alternatively, they have about 300...More
This is one of the best places to visit in Tokyo. Architecture looks pretty historical, and the palace is surrounded by beautiful high walls next to a water area. If you stay at a hotel nearby, you can go jogging here in summer.
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Wherever yugo , it is repeated in the same way every day, if Japan people, I will quit Tai '! Please think...More
We didn't do any tour inside which would require planning and more time.
From the outside unless you have good camera equipment you really can't take stunning photos of the Palace.
So it was just a brief visit. Lots of tours.
It is only possible to visit the palace on the birthday of the emperor or the new year. Otherwise the palace and the bridge worth the visit.
The east park garden are very nice, good spot for photos. The overall visit is good and we...More
What a let down... after parking in a far off lot- we walked over to the palace entrance- and really there is nothing to see- 2 bridges- some water and that’s it.. really- only 2 days a year is this place open to view- so...More
You can only see the palace from the outside but the views from the bridge are impressive. This is a nice area with some nice walks around the walls of the palace. Unfortunately the gardens were shut the day ( a Monday) I visited.
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
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.