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Imperial Palace (former Edo Castle) - Let's get to know about "samurai" world in Edo !

Katie T.

4.00(1) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

The Imperial Palace used to be the Edo Castle where "Shogun" lived and the center of the govenment during the Edo Period.

The Castle has been destroyed several times by big fires, big earthquakes and the WWⅡ. But still you can see some buildings, bridges and stone walls.

Visiting these remains, let's get to know about "samurai world".


Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At Marunouchi-Chuo Exit of JR Tokyo Sta.


Sakurada-tatsumi Guard Tower

Ote-mon Gate

Fujimi Guard Tower

Maine Castle Tower Trace

Sakashita Gate

Wadakura Bridge

Stone Bridge

Guard Houses

Ending Point

At Marunouchi-Chuo Exit of JR Tokyo Sta.

What to Expect

This is one of the precious places that you can experience and feel the Edo Period atmosphere.

Visiting each remain, I'll tell you about samurai and Shogun who was the leader of samurai.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

guide transportation fee (home-JR Tokyo Sta. return)

* the East Gardens : free of charge

What‘s not included

transportation fee for you

Important Information

not 2 days in a row less than 4 hours daytime only (till around 3pm)

This tour will be held on the days the East Gardens is open.

Niju-bashi, Stone Bride, Sakashita Gate and Sakurada-tatsumi Gate are located in the Palace Plaza so that you can visit them any time.

Other remains like the Main Castel Tower Trace or Fujimi Guard Tower are in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace which are closed on Mondays and Fridays.(Open on National holidays except the Emperor's birthday. In the case that Monday is a National Holiday, following Tuesday is closed. Closed from 28 Dec. to 3 Jan. Please check it out on the Imperial Household Agency website.)

This tour will be held on the days the East Gardens are open.

I'll show you the East Gardens and the Palace Plaza which are located outside of the Imperial Palace.

If you'd like to see inside of the Imperial Palace, you can take the tour by the Imperial Household Agency. Please visit its website.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time



Shannon L.

Nov 10, 2018

Tokyo City Tour

Katie is fantastic! Thank you for showing us your home city. We enjoyed our time With you??

Katie T.

Thank you for your review, Shannon. I enjoyed being your guide. Now leaves in Mt. Arashi-yama in Kyoto are turning to red and yellow. I hope all of you have a great time during the rest of your trip. Bon Voyage !

$78/ per group

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