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Imperial Palace

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Address: 1-1 Chiyada, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3213-1111
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The current palace was constructed in the same spot where Edo Castle used...
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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Wonderful gardens to stroll through

Easily reached by the Tokyo train system. You are best to book a tour in advance if you want to go through the actual palace. We hadn't done that but had a thoroughly enjoyable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is really a beautiful Palace but you have to watch it at a distance. Also the parks and surroundings are very nice but you lack information about the castle and its history.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's rewarding to be standing in front of this historical place; yet, it's just symbolic because you barely see nothing but walls, water, and gravel. I guess a YouTube would give you a better insight. Nonetheless, I am happy I was there. Never thought I would in my lifetime.

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Tangerang Selatan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not really worthnthe long walk in the sun just to see the palace from distant. However, neatly maintained garden along the way can give a soothing relieve

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is Imperial Palace Tokyo, we are here to visit it with respects, wow, Japanese Emperor and family are very low key. The tour guide explained everything in Japanese, not like in Kyoto Imperial Palace (explained in English), only gave us the audio guide. We are not allowed to walk around all the places, only very small area. We can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Imperial Palace has beautiful buildings and scenery. The place is well maintained and has a peaceful atmosphere. While you can only get a glimpse of the actual palace, it is closed to tourists. The rest of the grounds are a beautiful park that have perfectly sculpted trees. It's lovely to wander around. It's rather peaceful place in the middle... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You can only access the gardens - not sure it is worth it... If you have the spare time only.. The palace in Kyoto is far better.

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Pori, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was a struggle to get there since we first thought the palace was located somewhere in the imperial gardens. When we finally found it there was pretty much nothing to see, just a small bridge and a bit of the roof of the palace were visible for tourists. The imperial gardens (east) on the other hand were OK, but... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Easily reached by the Tokyo train system. You are best to book a tour in advance if you want to go through the actual palace. We hadn't done that but had a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours here anyway. You can still wander through a very extensive part of the gardens and see some of the ancient architecture. The gardens... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Loved this palace.. As we were not allowed to go inside the palace we thoroughly enjoyed the architecture and royalty of the palace. Don't miss this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had a ticket for a tour on Monday at 10 AM. The only day of the week that this tour is presented. There were about 100 in our group. The restrooms were closed before, during and after our tour - first strike. The souvenir shop was closed after the tour - second strike. An audio head set in English... More 

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Address: 1-1 Chiyada, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3213-1111
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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 with anyone looking for a night out.
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