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The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is the official residence of the Emperor of Japan, built on the site of the former Edo Castle. Surrounded by a series of moats and high stone walls, the inner palace gardens and buildings are closed to the general public, while the Imperial Household Agency and the East Gardens (Kōkyo Higashi Gyoen) are accessible. The Museum of the Imperial Collections Sannomaru-Shōzōkan on the grounds of the East Garden presents rotating exhibitions of items from the imperial household treasures. The iron Nijū-bashi bridge and the stone Megane-bashi bridge can be seen from the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace.

Guided tours are conducted only in Japanese, but English electronic audio guides are available for foreign visitors free of charge.

About Imperial Palace

 Japan, 〒100-8111 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Chiyoda, 1−1

 Nearest Transit: Takebashi (Line: (T))

 +81 3-3213-1111

Imperial Palace and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
21_21 Design Sight

21_21 Design Sight(2.9 km)
Changing exhibitions devoted to the latest and greatest in Japanese design.

Tokyo City View

Tokyo City View(3.2 km)
Located on the 52nd floor of the 238 metre tall Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo City View offers panoramic views over the entire metropolis.

Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine(2.3 km)
This shrine has a history dating back to the 8th century and had been highly regarded under the Edo shogunate.

Yushukan War Memorial Museum

Yushukan War Memorial Museum(1.3 km)
The Yushukan War Memorial Museum, attached to the Yasukuni Shrine, displays a collection of military artifacts and paraphernalia from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War.

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market(2.6 km)
Officially known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market is worth a visit for its 1600 stalls of exotic and delicious marine animals, including large blue fin tuna, live shell fish, deep sea crabs, eels, and salmon.

Bunkyo-ku Civic Center

Bunkyo-ku Civic Center(2.5 km)
The lavish government building for the Bunkyo ward of Tokyo, once described in the Japan Times as 'a colossal Pez candy dispenser.

Koishikawa Kōrakuen

Koishikawa Kōrakuen(2.2 km)
Laid out in the 17th century, this splendid traditional garden boasts a large collection of trees and flowering plants that provide touches of beauty all year round.

Hama-rikyu Gardens

Hama-rikyu Gardens(2.6 km)
Originally built by 17th century daimyo Matsudaira Tsunashige as a private residence and duck hunting grounds at the mouth of the Sumida River, Hama-rikyu is now a public walking garden with an all-season range of flowers and flowering trees.

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