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【Autumn leaves】The Imperial Palace was opened to the public / @Imperial Palace


As the autumn foliage peaks, Inui-dori street within the Imperial Palace is opened to the public.
The Imperial Palace is a special place that you can't usually enter, so I want to share it with everyone.

※This article is an English translation of an article posted in December 2018.



Today's autumn leaves

  • About 120% autumn leaves
  • Currently seen colors:Red、Yellow

The peak of the autumn leaves seems to have passed, and the red maple leaves are slightly rounded.

Red maple

Red maple leaves


About congestion

Arrived around 11:30 on weekdays, but it wasn't a long line.

There is a security check in front of Sakashita Gate.


The guards are very polite.
However, they are guided in Japanese, so if you don't understand the language, look for a signboard nearby.

Unlike Japanese, English has many characters, so it may be difficult to see the signboard.


An area open to the public

From the Sakashita-mon Gate to the Inui gate, the Inui-dori street that passes almost straight through is the subject of the exhibition.
When you walk straight from Tokyo Station, Sakashita-mon Gate is a little to the left.
Since this is the emperor's residence, it is an area that ordinary people cannot enter.

The "East Imperial Garden", right next to the Imperial Palace, is a free garden where you can enjoy many types of cherry blossoms in the spring.


Sakashita-mon Gate

Big gate with roof

Sakashita-mon Gate

I enter here, but I feel different from the familiar gate ... This is my first impression.


The inui gate is reminiscent of a gas lamp.

Retro design lamp

Retro design lamp


Fujimi Yagura

Skyscraper and Fujimi Yagera

Fujimi Yagura

From the “East Imperial Garden”, you can see Fujimi-yagura nearer.


Tsubone-mon Gate

Beautiful contrast between large gate and maple

Tsubone-mon Gate

The most beautiful thing this time is the Japanese maple beside the Tsubone-mon Gate.

Did you feel the atmosphere of the Imperial Palace?


If you have a chance in the spring cherry blossoms and autumn leaves season, please go there.


Nearby cafes

Since Tokyo Station is within walking distance, there are many cafes around.

There is also a café where pizza toast originated.

(When the cafe article is complete, paste the link.)


See you at the next picnic!  


Imperial Palace Information

The Imperial Palace

 1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (English)


Tokyo Station (JR Marunouchi South Exit-Sakashita Mon):4 minutes on foot (JR:Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Sobu Line Rapid, Chuo Line, Joban Line, Takasaki Line, etc.)

Otemachi Station (Exit C13a-Sakashitamon):9 minutes on foot (Tokyo Metro:Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line, Marunouchi Line, Tozai Line / Toei Subway:Mita Line / Odakyu Electric Railway:Odakyu Romance Car)