"Best Part for History People" Imperial Palace(Kokyo Gaien National Garden) Tip by Breen

  Imperial Palace
by Breen

I knew I had to go here when I got into Tokyo. Although its a big tourist area you can largely find time to yourself in this area and not to many people around due the size of the area. Be sure to obey the customs in some of the buildings, which they will ask you to remove your shoes. The prices at the shops here are reasonable too for a tourist location.

More importantly though is the history of the place, the buildings and the gardens were great to see, with information spread throughout the grounds explaining the area in English and Japanease. This can also be a good walk for those who are looking for some exercise, with many hills and bridges around the area and even some hidden paths to explore with some nice clear ponds and flowers everywhere to see. Although I'm not usually someone to into landscape and gardening I spent hours here and really enjoyed myself!

Address: Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku
Phone: 81 (0)3 3213 1111
Website: http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/eindex.html

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  • Written Jun 15, 2004
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