Kokyo, Imperial Palace 皇居

  • Published on : 07/10/2020
  • by : Japan Experience

The Imperial Palace, or Kokyo, is centrally located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, very near Tokyo Station. Kokyo is home to the Emperor of Japan and his family, and is where Edo Castle once stood.

Kokyogaien National Gardens

Kokyogaien National Gardens comprise the areas around the Imperial Palace that are permanently open to the public: the south-eastern Garden Plaza, the northern Kitanaomaru Garden, and the several moats throughout the grounds. Kokyo Gaien National Gardens do not include the East Garden, which has restricted access in the form of daily hours and days off.

Pond in Imperial Palace gardens with skyscrapers in the background

Grounds at Imperial Palace

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