Imperial Palace

Top 1% of attractions in Tokyo
8 / 10

5 expert reviews
Frommer's Frommer's
"The Imperial Palace, home of the Imperial family, is the heart and soul of Tokyo." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Located on the former site of the 15th-century Edo Castle, the Imperial Palace is the official residence of Japan's royal family." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"Tokyo's Imperial Palace stands on what was once the site of Edo castle and residence of the Tokugawa shogunate." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"The Emperor, who lives there still, opens it to the public on 23 December and 2 January each year. The rest of the year, visitors can wander among the 250,000 trees of Higashi-gyoen Garden." Full review
Get a glimpse of the monarch's treasures in the Museum of the Imperial Collections.
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"On the emperor’s birthday—December 23—the inner gardens of the Imperial Palace are opened so the populace can come wish the emperor good health and a long life." Full review