Tokyo | 4.5h
History, Art and Nature at the Imperial Palace

Enjoy a tour in the heart of Edo (one of the former names of Tokyo)

The Imperial Palace has been located in the center of the great metropolice since the Edo (1603-1868) period. You may have seen photos of its exterior; the moat, bridges, stone walls and gates, but did you know that you could go inside, too? In this tour, you will visit the art gallery with displays of Japanese art and craft, the ruins of the Edo Castle and a beautiful park full of greenery, all within the grounds of the palace. You can also enjoy the views of the contrast between the modern Marunouchi office buildings and the traditional and historic grounds of the Imperial Palace.
Learn about the history behind all the locations you visit at the Imperieal Palace and its surrounding area.


・Feel the atmosphere of the Imperial Palace, unchanged since the Edo period.
・Enjoy the cultural side of this tour, including traditional art and modern architecture.
・The contrast between the numerous modern office buildings and the garden of the Imperial Palace makes for an unusual sight.


・Tokyo Station
・Wadakura Fountain Park
・Museum of the Imperial Collections
・The East Garden of the Imperial Palace
・National Museum of Modern Art
・Kitanomaru Park


・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・Please note that the Museum of the Imperial Collections may be closed depending on the exhibition period.

Expenses Not Included

JPY 300~ per person

Meeting Point

By the Marunouchi Chuo Exit Ticket Gate at the JR line, Tokyo Station

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