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Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Quick facts about Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace is situated on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area in the center of Tokyo, surrounded by moats and massive stone walls, a short walk from Tokyo Station. It is Japan’s Imperial Family’s home. Edo Castle was once the residence of the shogun of Tokugawa who ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867. The shogunate was overthrown in 1868, transferring the capital of the nation and Imperial Residence from Kyoto to Tokyo. Building a new Imperial Palace was completed in 1888. Throughout World War Two, the palace was once demolished and then restored in the same style.

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The Westin Tokyo

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The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

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Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

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Interesting facts about Tokyo Imperial Palace

  • The Palace is an official residence of the Royal Family of Japan
  • Most of the inner grounds of the palace are open only on two special dates, 2nd January and 23rd December.
  • Most of the palace was renovated, but some original parts are almost 500 yers old.
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