Kokyo Gaien area is a large lawn square with Kuromatsu pine trees and has a majestic atmosphere with historic buildings such as castle gates and moats. It has been Japan's leading tourist attractions. The Kitanomaru area is connected to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and Kokyo Gaien area where are open to the public and popular spot for walking and nature observation.
About the Imperial Palace
About the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is a 21-hectare garden located on the east side of the Imperial Palace. During the Edo period, there were the central parts of the Edo Shogunate, including the Honmaru, Ninomaru, and Sannomaru. It has been open to the public since October 1968. Many of the historical heritages are preserved and you can enjoy harmony of old buildings and the new garden.
Closed days are Mondays and Fridays. Please note that closed days and opening times are subject to change depending on the situation.
About the nature in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, where you can still see the nature of Musashino, is a nice place to have a relaxing time while enjoying watching seasonal plants and creatures.Click here for Nature and Creatures at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace on the website of Imperial Household Agency
Congratulatory visit to the Imperial Palace
Congratulatory visit is an annual event that represents the Imperial Palace and takes place on February 23rd of the Emperor ’s birthday and January 2nd of the New Year. Many people from Japan and overseas participate in this visit every year to get the honorable chance to see the emperor and royal families.Click here for the congratulatory visit on the website of Imperial Household Agency
Visit to the Imperial Palace
The visit to the Imperial Palace takes you around the areas where you can't usually see. It takes 1 hour and 15 min.. Booking for the visit can be made in advance or on the day. Please check the details for application on our site.About the visit application on the website of Imperial Household Agency