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

2 Hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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".


Feel free to personalize this offer with Katie.

  • Niju-bashi

  • Sakurada-tatsumi Guard Tower

  • Ote-mon Gate

  • Fujimi Guard Tower

  • Maine Castle Tower Trace

  • Sakashita Gate

  • Wadakura Bridge

  • Stone Bridge

  • Guard Houses

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Marunouchi-Chuo Exit of JR Tokyo Sta.
Ending Point At Marunouchi-Chuo Exit of JR Tokyo Sta.

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


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

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

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. read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
4.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Shannon Shannon United States
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Tokyo City Tour ”

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


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 !

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