The Imperial Palace

Koukiyogaien (Imperial Palace Plaza) can go in and out freely; Imperial Palace East Garden is no charge for admission, too. Except these, a reservation procedure is necessary beforehand. The person of the staff of Imperial Household Agency guides you on the day. After being included from bellflower Mon, and having looked at the video in lounge 'Soumeikan building', you go around Fujimi oar, the palace east garden and you cross Niju-bashi Bridge and come back. You walk approximately 2.2km. Necessary approximately one hour 15 minutes. Other events at the Imperial Palace are ...
 A general congratulatory visit: Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, the royalties receive the celebration from the nation in the palace east garden of the Imperial Palace on December 23 on the Emperor's Birthday on January 2 in the New Year. The signature by public in front of the Imperial Household Agency is performed in the afternoon on the Emperor's Birthday, too.
 A fall gagaku concert: A concert of the gagaku is held every year in the department of musical matters in the Imperial Palace for three days of the beginning of November from the middle of October. The others on the date for concert, a performance program, the application point are announced in about the beginning of July. The application is a double postal card. Free of charge.

Another name for Niju-bashi Bridge "an arch bridge." It is a popular place of the taking a ceremonial photograph.

[ Access ]
It is a 10-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station.
It is a 5-minute walk from the Exit 2 of Toei Shinjuku Line Kudanshita Station
[ Hours ]
The visit application reserves the visit date and time on a telephone or the Internet and files by a direct window or mail. The reservation over the telephone is accepted from 1st one month before the visit hope day. (http: //
[ Fees ]
Free of charge
[ Closed ]
(1) Sunday, Saturday and national holiday, holiday 
(2) The afternoons from July 21 to August 31 
(3) From December 28 to January 4 
(4) Days of other events
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