The royal Imperial Palace in Tokyo is the residence of their majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Nestled amidst lush greenery and surrounded by a number of serene water-moats and walls, the palace area stretches on for over 3 square kilometers and includes an enormous park area, a museum, the private residences of the imperial family as well as a number of other buildings, in addition to the main palace. The park area is especially scenic during the cherry blossom season and visitors flock to the gardens to admire the sight of these beautiful pink flowers in full bloom. First time visitors to the palace area are usually amazed at the sheer natural splendor of the surroundings found in the heart of one of the busiest cities in the world.
Though prior reservations are required in order to visit the inner gardens and the palace itself, the outer park area is open to the public free of charge.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, except on Mondays and Fridays.
1 - 2 hours
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
Imperial Palace East Gardens
Designated prayer room facilities at the Imperial Palace might not be available. However, mosques and a few Halal-friendly hotels that offer prayer room facilities are located within walking distance of the palace.
Halal food in Tokyo is available at a number of halal restaurants that offer a variety of International and Japanese cuisine. Most restaurants are a short distance away from the Imperial Palace.