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Imperial Palace, Tokyo

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Government Building · Historic Walking Area
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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. PutImperial Palace into our Tokyo holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful area. The gardens and overall scale of the place is amazing. Well worth visiting for a variety of reasons. Worthwhile 
    Beautiful area. The gardens and overall scale of the place is amazing. Well worth visiting for a variety of reasons. Worthwhile  more »
  • We booked the 'Guided Tour of the Imperial Palace' tickets about two weeks in advance. With reservation, security check was very smooth. Make sure to purchase reasonably priced and high quality... 
    We booked the 'Guided Tour of the Imperial Palace' tickets about two weeks in advance. With reservation, security check was very smooth. Make sure to purchase reasonably priced and high quality...  more »
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  • Awesome area to go in Tokyo. Great views of the city and the palace. So many cool things to walk around and see in this area. A great place to go for a walk or run to get away from the city hustle and bustle for a bit. Parking available in many locations but you will have to walk a bit since this area is so big. I recommend making a day trip out of it and walk around the entire area it is very cool.
  • Imperial Palace is another major tourist spot in Tokyo, Japan. Imperial Palace is pretty huge to wander around and need to walk a lot to see the places around palace. Good to carry water bottle and snacks in hand for quick sip and bite. Pretty amazing historical place and neatly maintained by the officials and peoples as well.

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