Imperial Palace

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El Palacio Imperial alguna vez se llamó el Castillo de Edo. Ha sido la residencia del Emperador desde la Era Meiji. Se encuentra en el centro de Tokio, pero hay una tranquilidad dentro de los terrenos del palacio.
Días de Semana ( 9:0 AM ~ 6:0 AM )

The Imperial Palace tour is scheduled twice a day at 10a.m. and 1:30p.m. with each tour lasting up to 90 minutes. The Imperial Palace Outer Gardens and the East Gardens can be seen freely. [close] Below are the fixed holidays (1) Weekends and national holidays (2) Afternoons from July 21st to August 31st (3) New Year’s holidays (December 28th-January 4th) (4) Any days which are necessary for holding events and similar functions
Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(03) 3213-1111

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From Tokyo Station, take the Marunouchi Exit. You will see the Imperial Palace directly in front of you.

From Shinjuku Station to Tokyo Station:
Take the Chuo Line direct to Tokyo Station (13 minutes, ¥200)

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2 years ago
Feel the calm right by the Seat of Power
Located right in the center of Tokyo. Come here to stroll through the palace grounds. Spend some time in The Imperial Palace East Gardens where you can see the remains of Edo Castle. If you have time, bring your trainer shoes and visit run station nearby, enjoy jogging around Imperial Palace. (total is around 5Km)
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2 years ago
An oasis in a busy city
My friends and I wanted to visit the imperial palace, however it seems that you can only visit the outside garden since if you wanna go inside the palace doors' gardens you will have to reserve tickets in advance which we did not know. Evens, the outside garden where huge and quite magnificent, it is a really nice and tranquil place to walk around. Overall this day had been a nice change from my other days spent in Tokyo.
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4 years ago
Nice view from the outside, inside is a different story
Inside the Imperial Palace grounds there are more security guards than visitors. I wander past some overgrown trees and toward the Imperial Household Building. Outside, a small marquee has been erected. At the marquee, I am given the opportunity to write my name, nationality, and a nice message for His Imperial Majesty the Emperor. I write ‘Happy Birthday, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor’, for today is His Imperial Majesty the Emporer's 81st birthday. I take care to write it down neatly and deliberately. A sign hanging above tells me that my message of ‘Happy Birthday, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor’, will be duly forwarded to its highest destination as the expression of my warm congratulations. After signing, I continue along a one-way system. The grass here is completely overgrown and is in desperate need of a gardener. The Japanese tax payer covers the cost of outer garden maintenance, which boasts neatly trimmed grass cut on a daily basis. It feels like a waste of money to me. Inside it is a very different story. Perhaps the tax money doesn’t quite make it into the ‘inner sanctum’, or maybe His Imperial Majesty the Emperor is required to cut the grass here by himself. I am not sure, but regardless, the grass inside the Imperial Palace grounds is an overgrown shambles. I walk idly along, somewhat unimpressed. I head up a slope before passing through the remains of Chujakumon Gate, and into the public gardens. These gardens are somewhat more remarkable than the rest of the Imperial Palace grounds; the grass here is cut really short. Before me stands an orchard. His Imperial Majesty the Emperor personally planted three of these cultivars in 2008. The Sanbokan Grapefruit, a sour orange; the Tangor, a cross between a tangerine and an orange; and the Cherry Orange, a variety of Mandarin orange. The orchard was created on the site of the Castle of Edo based on His Imperial Majesty the Emperor’s idea that visitors would be able to enjoy the popular fruits of the Edo era.
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