The home of the Emperor of Japan is found at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace which is a large complex that contains large areas of greenery and numerous buildings one of which is a large private palace for the Imperial family, others include museums and administrative buildings. These buildings are surrounded by large moats and walls. Many of the buildings in the complex are fairly new due to most of the older buildings being destroyed during the Second World War. The whole complex is very well kept and provides a place away from the city where people can relax and explore the picturesque surroundings. The Imperial residence in the complex is restricted but there is still much more to enjoy unrestricted, which include the outer gardens such as ‘Kitanomaru Park‘ and the museum buildings.
The Imperial Palace complex is situated a 5-minute walk away from Tokyo’s main transport hub ‘Tokyo Station’.
Opening Times and Admission
The complex is open six days of the week, 9am-5pm with Fridays being the weekly day of closure. You can enter the outer grounds for free but some of the buildings may charge for entry and operate at different times.