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Imperial Palace, Chiyoda

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#7 of 523 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Government Building Historic Walking Area
Home of the imperial family, Imperial Palace and its expansive grounds stand among the city's most popular attractions for foreign visitors. Badly damaged during World War II, the palace underwent a massive reconstruction project in the 1960s. Today, visitors tour the complex at the heart of the city to see the living and working quarters of the imperial family, as well as an array of historic landmarks that include lush gardens and a famous stone bridge. Keep in mind that you must book a tour by phone or via the palace website in order to join a guided tour on the day of your visit. Tour spots fill up fast, so reserve yours early to avoid disappointment upon arrival. Plan your visit to Imperial Palace and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tokyo itinerary builder.
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  • Meeting point where General visit the Imperial Palace only on weekdays is done two times (morning and afternoon), reservation is free, but with no reservations (Kikyo-Mon gate near) can participate in the visit should bring identification, make sure that the ticket prior to departure. By chance, attended the meeting place before so know this, 1:30 PM joined the group visit. Set time set location presents ticket and passport, please visit Bill, waiting was admitted from the Bellflower gate. About 100 people, including many foreign tourists to go to the toilet first ushered me into the shelter, buy memorabilia visit routes, notes, and so forth. Guide to the top zorozoro and taking pictures and video. Visitation is from just outside the building. It's many security guards. First building's ruins of Edo Castle in the fujimi-Yagura and shone over the high stone wall stucco 3-tier Tower (rebuilt in 1659). Following the Imperial Hall (1935, construction) front, temporary three-仮宮 Palace was. Palace comes Majesty started the Emperor in the Palace East Garden is Gatsby, arrived at the main railway bridge (aka double bridge) for hearing in front of the same Palace (Palace completed in 1968), and a short walk. Hideyoshi Fushimi-Yagura, built on a stone in his right hand and referred to was moved from Fushimi Castle, died (the was moved from Fushimi castle there are here and there). Down through the imperial household Agency building back across the bridge through the u-turn, the Palace East Garden, 通nuke between the Palace and the Imperial Hall, there were a lot of birds, Yamashita Street out in front of the Imperial Office once again, visit ends. Back came their way. To watch and saw the wall as compared to the Kyoto Imperial Palace visit, thought things went to the Imperial Palace with Emperor Empress your bottom line is. Concern: front stone is usually shown in the picture of the Palace bridge aka double bridge (main bridge) most of it and things invisible. Whys and wherefores of nijubashi bridge is from long ago, under the main bridge was a wooden bridge so, looks still supported the bridge on both sides of the bridge over the front of the building (see photo of front bridge).
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  • Beautiful resort with lots of plants. The rest is great and you can walk around quite easy... Otherwise, there is nothing special in Asia.
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  • The visit to the Imperial Palace is a must. It's a very beautiful and with a great historical importance. Admission is free and we were fortunate to arrive early for a visit. It is necessary to show the passport and watch a video before the tour to the main points.
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  • Huge open space... lots of walking from one corner to the next. You can't actually go into the palace... it's limited and you have to get tickets in advance. So you'll have to hang out on the front. Take a pic near the famous bridge ... you can kinda see the palace. It's a huge space, so kind of cool to hang out for a bit.
  • I so love this place. The air is so fresh, relaxing and you can stay for quite some time to enjoy the scenery and the people of different race walk. Though, due to its wide area, you need to take your feet some rest because you might get exhausted walking.
  • Amazing must to visit place! To get on the property grounds you can make reservation online preferably 1month in advance at The Imperial Household Agency website. To have Audio in English you need to download app: Imperial Place Guide.
  • A pleasant flat open space away from the hustle and bustle, however not much more. The imperial ground are completely private and you are unable to see anything of the palaces. Was expecting more of a Buckingham experience. However that was not to be found.
  • One of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo. No entrance fee. A good place to enjoy big garden, with a lot of flowers.

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