Imperial Palace, Tokyo
The “Imperial Palace” which is ruins of the Edo-jo Castle is one of the popular tourist attractions.
As well as palace or Imperial Household Agency Government building, you can see a feature of Edo-jo Castle here and there.
Some facilities are open to the general public, such as Kokyo Higashi Gyoen (the East Garden of the Imperial Palace), Kitanomaru-koen Park, Kokyo-gaien (the outer garden of the Imperial Palace). Since a walk can be enjoyed freely, it is proud of deep-rooted popularity by a runner and a walker.
Kokyo-gaien refers to the circumference of Imperial Palace, Kokyo Higashi Gyoen, and Kitanomaru-koen Park. It is circled all around in the moat, and the road is maintained neatly.
As a highlight of Kokyo-gaien, there are the “Niju-bashi Bridge” (Double bridges of the Main Gate), “the statue of Masashige KUSUNOKI”, “Sakurada-mon Gate”, etc.
The bridge which appears to the front is the “Stone Bridge of the Main Gate”, and the bridge built over the back is the “Iron Bridge of the Main Gate.” These two bridges are generically called “Niju-bashi Bridge.” Usually, the common people cannot cross this bridge.
“Sakurada-mon Gate” is the vestiges of Edo castle and is designated as the important cultural property of the country in 1961.
It has broken once by Great Kanto Earthquake, but it’s possible to see repaired one even now.
The building of a royal palace, where the Imperial Household’s ceremony and event, and His Majesty the Emperor does public duties, becomes main Imperial-Palace tour. The royal palace consists of several buildings.
There is a lot of charm around it with the Imperial Palace such as the scenery to which the color is changed by a season and a structure with history. With the beautiful building, the rich nature which grows thick in vivid green could be enjoyed in early summer.
|Address:||Chiyoda 1-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8111 Japan|
|Access:||JR Yamanote-sen Line “Tokyo-eki Station” (15 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-3213-1111 (Imperial Household Agency)|
*Possible limited zone admission