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Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3213-1111
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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worth to go if you have time in Tokyo

I would like to say it is not the best attraction in Tokyo but very convenient from public transport, Tokyo Metro. It is hard to believe there is such big garden in central, very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I would like to say it is not the best attraction in Tokyo but very convenient from public transport, Tokyo Metro. It is hard to believe there is such big garden in central, very good maintenance. From some of points, you will get a wonderful view of the city. This place is not fully open to the public but it... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

It's like stepping back in time. It look a two months out to book and there was only one time slot left so book early and remember the time difference when booking.

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We loved our visit to the gardens at the Imperial Palace, and wished we had more time. The ponds, and wisteria trellis were beautiful and tranquil. There was a combination of old and new, natural and manicured features. Great photo opportunities here. Well worth a prolonged visit. We will have to go back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I went with my husband in the late afternoon to view the cherry blossoms. The security was tight - bags checked and body pat downs, but this is understandable considering it is a current royal residence. I tried to book a tour before I left, after a friend recommended it, but they were fully booked during the duration of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Excellence in every aspect of the Hospitality service. Extemely Spacious rooms by international standards. Nice Cigar smoking lounge at the lobby bar. Extravagant Breakfast buffet.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I was impressed by how large the outer palace grounds were. Unfortunately, the inner gardens are off limits to the public, but it's still possible the take picturesque photos of the outer area. It's a short walk (about 15 minutes or so) from Otemachi Station, so if you're in the area I'd certainly recommend dropping by. It's very hard to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The imperial palace is truly a wondrous site, the expanse, the way it has been kept up without it losing it look of ancient glory. Sitting right in the middle of the city beautiful to see

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

During the planning of our trip "Imperial Palace" came up as a number one thing to do in Tokyo. I unfortunately beg to differ. getting there was interesting- the taxi drivers clearly didn't know what we meant when we said imperial palace- that should have told us something. Anyway we get there and they give us one English listening device... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the Imperial palace as well as the East Garden, which was open on Sunday.you can walk to the bridge and have a glimpse of the imperial palace ( the residence of the Emperor). The East garden is large and has a small wooden bridge with Koi fish. the cherry blossoms were in bloom, and that made the views... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I tried to go last time I was in Japan but this was shut as it was a Monday. This time however it was open and as I was in the area I thought I would check it out. The first thing that I noticed was the very long cue to get in. As a plus it was constantly moving... More 

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