Imperial Palace

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The Imperial Palace is both literally and figuratively a hub of the Japanese capital. Located in central Tokyo, the palace grounds were once home to Edo Castle, the seat of government of the Tokugawa shogunate and the center around which the country is almost three Spun for centuries.

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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-8111 (Directions)

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Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu (Happy New Year)! Celebrate the New Year by receiving a New Year Greeting from Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, and other members of the Imperial Family. Every year on January 2nd the Imperial Palace opens to the public. Join hundreds of locals and foreigners alike on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for your New Year Greeting this year.

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Tokyo Run: The Imperial Palace Loop

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The Imperial Place running loop is a very enjoyable 5km route that runs alongside the palace moat in Tokyo. During springtime the flowers are bright and blooming. Along the way you are also rewarded with views of swans, bridges, the palace buildings, Tokyo Tower and the National Diet building. Exercise and sightseeing all in one!

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The Imperial Palace Running Route

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If you have time for only one run in Tokyo, you must do the Imperial Palace course. Home to the most famous family in Japan, the palace lies at the heart of the capital. The 5km circuit around the palace is extremely popular among runners, and many races have been held there over the years.

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Tokyo Imperial Palace

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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace - Tokyo

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The cherry blossoms at Tokyo's Imperial Palace bloom from late March to early April. Strolling through the grounds of the former Edo Castle, the 21 hectares of palace's East Gardens are as if another world. The hanami cherry blossom season attracts many visitors.

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The Imperial Palace's Inui-mon Street

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