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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
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All reviews open to the public east garden off limits nice walk nijubashi bridge pine trees free tour main gate edo castle tokyo station cherry blossoms walk around beautiful garden take photos emperor residence perimeter
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NobleHP
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LynD827
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Imperial Palace is a nice park - green grass, trimmed trees, and some marvelous stone walls. The inside is not open to the public. (One garden area is open sometimes, but not while we were there.)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fsh4Fn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank salih k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2018.12.4(火)☁☀20℃を超える気温😳これって・冬ッ😲 ポンちゃん☺!も、江戸城🏯乾通り(いぬい・どおり)🎵に、参上しました。🚇大手町(おおて・まち)駅🎵で乗り換えて→二重橋前(にじゅうばし・まえ)駅🎵🚇東京メトロⓂ千代田(ちよだ)線🚇で下車して⇒⚠案内に従って⚠⇒皇居(こうきょ)へ・イザッ☺🚶 坂下門(さかした・モン)🎵入り口⚠→→宮内庁(くない・ちょう)🍁乾通り🍁→→乾門(いぬい・モン)🎵出口⚠🚶 👀ポンちゃん☺!は、ゆっくり🐌💨💨と拝見しながら❔👀いつものように、独り言・ブツブツ言いながら、写真📷を撮りまくり❕⇒✨本物の美しさ・素晴らしさ✨を堪能させて頂きました☺ (で⁉おしまい→→のところが⁉またまた・長文になる事件がッ😡) よく分かりませんが?⇒公開・区域内では👀各所で、各説明を受ける事は出来ても❕⇒パンフレット👀案内図は、配布していなかったような❔⚠日本で、一番❕重要な場所❕⇒お城🏯要塞ッ⚠皇居だモンッ☺→公開している所もありますが😃 約1時間半・観賞⚠乾門を退場して、㊨側・区観光協会・案内所ℹのスタッフ2名💁が、裏・地下鉄案内図🚇→表・皇居周辺MAP 🏯を、心地よい声で🎵呼び寄せるように配布していたので❕→案内地図だけよりと→当日・写真📷掲載中❕→その様子を写真📷に撮ってから⁉ いつものように、丁寧に話し掛けて、案内図を貰おうとしたら😡 「(皇居)ここまで来ても😠やってくれるのか😡サッ」←いつもの😠吐き捨てた❕→見せしめッ😡にする❕→ものの言い方😡←皇居❗場所すら、わきまえられない者を、何故?平気で据えるのか?⇒残念では😠とても、済まされない❔👀日本の恥です←其ほどの事では⁉は、何れ下記の文章に繋がります(自身の事で、他人事ではありません) Or  it  is  peppered  the  sneaky  voice  relentless,  represented  by  the  attitude 😡 Wherever  yugo ,  it  is repeated  in  the  same  way  every  day,  if  Japan  people,  I will  quit  Tai '!  Please  think...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nagoyakumasansanpon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing history and art, although many people comes the place is very comfortable to walk to, amazing atmosphere

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 873shais
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank IVegas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank travelman1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E9706FNpaulo
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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.
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docletran
31 July 2018|
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Response from LynD827 |
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.
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T1952CVjonathanm
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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.
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