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Imperial Palace

1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3213-1111
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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with a tour group and were only allowed as far as the outer gates. The only things you can see are the outer watch tower and the bridge. Waste of time.

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice garden, good and relaxing walking around. There is several parts of the garden that offers different views of the Imperial Palace. There are a few guided tours also available.

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked well in advance on the official website but there seemed to be a lot of people who just turned up on the day (10:30 and 13:30). In the end there were about 300 people following a guide who spoke Japanese through a megaphone....More

Thank sugerglider
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only had a short time to visit the Imperial Palace. While it is quite pretty, ir is quite limited in its variety. The remains of the old Palace foundations are still there.

Thank retePPeter
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's hard to put into words or pictures, it's a must place to visit for anyone going to Tokyo ..it's free to get in,we spent around 3 hours walking around,,it is magnificent

Thank raymond p
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for a free tour of the Imperil Palace. Will go through security check and will need an ID like a passport. There are lockers to store your bags and vending machines to purchase drinks. Need to use restroom before tour starts. As you walk...More

Thank rvk1995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the imperial palace gardens and had a pleasant walk around. They don’t really rank among the best we saw in japan but worth a stroll. You can’t get into the imperial palace buildings themselves. The real bonus for me as I’m training for...More

Thank Segaria226
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time to Tokyo, and this was definitely on our agenda. Unfortunately you need to arrange a tour pass for the daily tours to the palace as you cannot go in alone. Wished we had known that before we went. Since we...More

Thank solaris_pete
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't get into the palace itself, which is small and not really worth it. Very limited views of the gardens.

Thank salbrau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are plenty of palaces and gardens in Tokyo. Don't waste your time and patience with this one. Nothing really interesting to see, just to listen to an audio guide with a crowd of people.

Thank Irene P
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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
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Senthamarai T
21 August 2017|
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Response from Marcos M | Reviewed this property |
Hello! You cannot get inside, just outside view. Its free!
17 June 2017|
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Response from Russell R | Reviewed this property |
A guided tour must be set up in advance. you must make an appointment. My advice is to have your travel agent or Hotel you are staying at make the arrangements well in advance of your stay. Tell them you would like... More
Sam G
17 April 2017|
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Response from Salaamdubai | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice a dress code requirement