As the name suggests, the Imperial Palace is the residence of the Japanese Emperor. In addition to this, it is open to the general public as a Museum and administrative center. The old castle once stood on the very grounds of the where the palace was constructed. The forts were destroyed in wars and fires, and the palace architecture was designed to honor the castle designs and construction. Traditional Japanese gardens surround the palace grounds.
Location: Japan, 100-8111 Tokyo, Chiyoda, 1−1
Known for: As the name suggests the Imperial Palace is the residence of the Japanese Emperor. In addition to this, it is open to the general public as a Museum and administrative center.
How to reach: The Palace is a walking distance from both Otemachi train station and Tokyo train station.
Cost: Entry Free
Operating hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Camera, water bottle, and appropriate weather clothing