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Kokyogaien, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda 100-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

The gate marks the entrance to the imperial palace area It is a beautiful place and must see for visitors to Tokyo inside the gate is the starting point for many runners around the imperial palace which is approximately 5 km

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed March 1, 2019

There are actually two gates here with a large courtyard between the gates. The outside gate is called Korai and the inner gate is called watariyagura. Worth a visit when you are visiting the gardens.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Almost everyone that visits the East Garden somehow gets a picture here of themselves or friends. At this point you are leaving a busy city to enter a tranquil garden.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A popular place for walkers, runners and cyclists as it forms part of a great route around the very impressive imperial palace grounds

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Went through if gate was I was walking the 5k Imperial Loop Trail. Tips: Closer to the Imperial Palace then the Imperial Gardens.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lasvegasfreeway
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Historical place. IF you come out from this gate, you can see Capitol on your right. if you turn left, you will be approaching Ginza area. If you come in cherry blossom time, it is very beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 21is
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Soto Sakuradamon Gate is on the south side of the palace grounds and remains open all the time. It allows joggers and bike riding around the south east side of the palace and provides access to the east side where the primary tourist entry...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KND2014
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Soto Sakuradamon Gate is very close to the entrance of the Eastern Imperial Gardens. The gate itself is very impressive and shows some of the fascinating history that is still present in downtown Tokyo!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 601RyanG
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is one of a number of impressive gates into the outer area of the Imperial Palace and is quite impressive and if you are visiting then it is a good exercise to ealk around the Palace and enter this gate..

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Sakuradamon, beautiful in its own right, is a nice starting point for a walk (or run) counter-clockwise around the Imperial Palace, a total of 5 kilometers. This will take you past all the gorgeous spots of the Palace, including the East Garden and Nijuubashi (Bridge)....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank warrenD190
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