The Imperial Palace has served as the residential place of the successive Emperors since 1868.
It contains the Imperial Residence and the Imperial Palace Complex, where His Majesty the Emperor undertakes official duties.
Various ceremonies and public activities are held there too. Other major buildings in the Palace include the building of the Imperial Household Agency and the Palace Sericulture Centre,
where the successive Empresses have raised silkworms following the precedent set in 1871 by Empress Dowager Shoken, Empress and consort of Emperor Meiji.
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace are located on the eastern part of the palace grounds and opened to the public.
The Imperial Palace, Inforamtion of the Facilities
View a map of the Imperial Palace Grounds.
View a map showing how to reach the Imperial Palace from nearby subway and train stations.