Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tokyo, Japan (Imperial Palace)


I was super excited to visit the Imperial Palace. I haven't read much before our trip to Tokyo so I didn't know really what to expect when we visited. I was thinking finally I will be able to see a real palace/castle (I was disappointed with Osaka Castle and Nagoya Castle was okay). Surprisingly, the Imperial Palace is not open to the public. You will only get to see it from afar. I guess it's because the emperor and empress of Japan are living here? The garden is open to the public though and is free entrance. Worth visiting during other seasons because of the blooms and trees planted but looks ordinary during summer. 

How to Get There:
Get off at Tokyo Station and walk towards JR Keiyo Line which is at the end of the walkway. At the end, to your left will be JR Keiyo entrance and on the right is the Imperial Palace exit. Once on the surface, walk to your left. Just go straight and you will find the Imperial Palace.

Entrance:
The Imperial Palace grounds is not generally open to the public. There are guided tours but conducted in Japanese. Buildings will not be entered. The only times the Imperial Palace is open are during New Year's Greeting (2 January) and the Emperor's birthday (23 December). The East Garden is open to the public and free of charge.

Hours to Visit:
  • Guided tours are every 10AM and 1:30PM only
  • Visiting hours are from 9AM to 5PM



Cropped Top: Cotton On | Corduroy Skirt: gifted | Jacket and Sneakers: Stradivarius
Socks: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: H&M | Bag: from mom
Necklace: American Eagle | Watch: Swatch





Cropped Top: Cotton On | Corduroy Skirt: gifted | Jacket and Sneakers: Stradivarius
Socks: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: H&M | Bag: from mom
Necklace: American Eagle | Watch: Swatch



Cropped Top: Cotton On | Corduroy Skirt: gifted | Jacket and Sneakers: Stradivarius
Socks: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: H&M | Bag: from mom
Necklace: American Eagle | Watch: Swatch









25 comments :

  1. This place look beautiful!!
    I never been to Japan, this place is now on my bucket-list of places to see for when i do finally go.
    Looks like you had a lovely time. Thank you for sharing :)
    xo

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  2. this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing..

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  3. Beautiful pictures !!
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  4. Even if you didn't get into the palace is looks like there was still a lot of nice things to see and enjoy, lovely place to visit :)

    Hope you've had a great weekend :)

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  5. You took stunning photos... Wow !

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  6. I love your post and the photos are really beautiful. *w*
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  7. Great post! Very beautiful photo and place!
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  8. Beautiful pictures! Looks like a beautiful place to visit.
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  9. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit! Love tha you always seem to make the most out of your trips! Have the best week! Xx

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  10. Your pictures look beautiful I'd love to visit :)

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  11. It's a beautiful place to visit. Kisses.

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  12. I went there too! The garden is massive!

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  13. It is! Just wish I saw it in Spring instead of Summer. It would have been beautiful.

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  14. It is! You should come to Japan!

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  15. Thank you! I try to take nice photos. Sometimes editing is the answer. haha!

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  16. Thank you! Yes, I do! That is why my companions are always complaining that they are tired. I try to visit 2-3 places in one day.

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  17. Thank you! Japan surely is beautiful.

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  18. Thank you! Japan is very picturesque. Wherever you go looks something worthy to be photographed.

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  19. Thanks! Japan is really beautiful to begin with so even with mediocre photography skills like I do, everything would turn out well.

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  20. I know. It is sad that we didn't see what is inside. But the outside is beautiful nonetheless.

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  21. Yes! Do visit the Imperial Palace when you go to Japan. Hopefully you go there on the time you can enter the palace grounds.

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