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Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan

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Distance from city center: 1.3mi
Sayuri87's pictureby Sayuri87 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 27th of September, 2010
Home to the imperial family, the palace is not accessible to the public, only the East Gardens, and not every day either.

The Imperial Palace was built on the same spot where many years ago the Edo castle stood. It had suffered bombardment in the Second World War but it was eventually rebuilt in traditional Japanese style. It is a beautiful sight, and if you would really like to see more of it, you have to book a tour way in advance.

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For tours booked in advance, contact them on their website.

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