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Imperial Palace

Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3213-1111
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The current palace was constructed in the same spot where Edo Castle...

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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Palace is in a park-like setting

Went to Imperial Palace as part of bike tour on a Saturday morning and the Palace ground are very popular with runners. The grounds cover a large area and is surrounded by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Howard S
Albany, New York

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Imperial Palace as part of bike tour on a Saturday morning and the Palace ground are very popular with runners. The grounds cover a large area and is surrounded by beautiful moats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i was really like free walking tour at Tokyo station brought me to imperial palace. lol mock waterfall lol beautiful garden such in the jungle but it is in the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked from the Tokyo Central Railway Station, a little bit of a trek and to our minds not really worth it. The grounds and gardens are nice and if you go online ahead of time then you can book a visit to the gardens only. You are taken in on a tour of part of the gardens. However, for... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately we had time to visit the palace gardens twice during our stay in Tokyo, because the first time we failed to find the right entrance. Fortunately a lovely lady from the local tourist information centre offered to give us a guided tour the second time we visited. Only a short walk from Tokyo Station, it's just incredible to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sprawling garden complex, good place to get some fresh air right in the heart of Tokyo about a 20 minute walk from the rail station. We did'nt find the signage that easy to follow, but enjoyed the walk, lovely grounds with many trees well labelled with their botanical names. We came here prior to catching a 10 hour overnight flight... More 

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Okatie, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much of the site is barricaded with no public access. A couple of photo ops. Gardens may be nice in the spring but very dull in November. Close to center of Tokyo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a huge garden with surrounded tons of high buildings in the center of tokyo. The imperial palace where people can see passed by the huge & great garden. However, people is not permitted to tour inside the palace. Its a very quiet place even though its one of the giant cities in the world.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes the Emperor and his family still live here but unfortunately you can only look in from the outside at the beauty of what may lay inside..beautiful gardens however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places I've been too. Lots of history. Manage to find corridor that started the whole 47 ronin legend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very nice to walk around and see the Palace from the outside...it is a shame that you can't go inside!

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