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Imperial Palace

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Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3213-1111
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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I walked for over two hours following the train line to the imperial garden and I met a mother and son from Perth and allowed me to join them. When we finally reached the garden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked for over two hours following the train line to the imperial garden and I met a mother and son from Perth and allowed me to join them. When we finally reached the garden we were kind of disappointed the garden is not what we thought it would like a typical Japanese garden. We found that there's not much... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is spectacular, and when the weather permits the gardens are a cool break in a busy city to hang around. Unfortunately most of it cannot be visited, and the accessible part is not as spectacular as what one can see in Kyoto. Definitely not the most interesting palace in Japan, so you can skip it without regrets if... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The palace was built on the historic site of the Edo Castle. After the fall of the Shogun era, Emperor Meiji left his Kyoto Palace and took residence in the Edo Castle. His new palace was built on this site. The sad We could not tour inside the palace which is off limits to tourists. Basically you can stroll around... More 

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tokyo Imperial Palace is located on the present old Edo Castle, an ancient castle. Imperial Palace is located in a large park, surrounded by the moat around and the walls are made of stone, in the heart of Tokyo, closed to Tokyo station. It also was the residence of the present Japanese royal . Edo Castle was built in the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very tranquil space but don't expect to be able to go inside, it is pretty much all gardens in the ruins of previous palaces.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not overly impressed with this tour. By the time we arrived to the waiting room there were no English translation audio sets left. The whole tour was spoken in Japanese, therefore the majority of the non Japanese tourists were left to fend for themselves as to guessing which particular part of the Palace was being described

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go if visiting in summer! It's so hot and humid to walk up to the gate and barely get a glimpse of one side of the palace (take a look of my closest picture). If you go during cherry blossom season, at least you can enjoy the flower blooms while you walk up to the gate. During this time,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here today in the rain and saw the gardens and he outskirts of the Palace. It was a lovely garden and not or be missed.

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Panjim, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its the residence of the emperor of japan.cant enter the palace,surroundings are nice,u can spend some time around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice park in the middle of the city. Sorta reminds me of Central Park in that respect. However, it's not much of a cultural experience. You can't go through the castle and I wasn't that impressed with the gardens--there are better elsewhere in Japan. So, if you need a break from standard busyness of Tokyo and you're looking for a... More 

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