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Departure time: Departs at 1 p.m.
Duration of the tour: About 3 hours
Cost: 1,000 yen (breakdown: 200 yen per participant + 800 yen for accompanying guide for two people)
Although they are located right in the center of the metropolis, the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace still have vast green areas. It is fair to say that they are a place of recreation and relaxation for Tokyo, an overcrowded city which continues to move with massive energy. Plenty of historic buildings remain in the gardens, so you can appreciate Japanese trees, plants, flowers, and the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture and gardens.
Note: The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace are closed on Mondays and Fridays.
Entry into some parts of the gardens is restricted until February 2020 (date to be confirmed).
Tokyo Tourist Information Center at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal → Shinjuku Station → Tokyo Station → Kokyogaien National Gardens → East Gardens of the Imperial Place (Closed on Mondays and Fridays) → Otemachi Station or Tokyo Station (end)
This guide service is provided by volunteers, and transportation is mainly by public transport or walking.
The participants for the guide service are up to 5 people.
It will be accompanied by 2 tour guides.
Participants are required to pay the costs for 2 tour guides.
The fees shown here are for 1 participant. The price changes depending on the number of participants. We will notify you of the actual fee by email.
The fee for guide services should be paid with Japanese Yen.
Among the participants, there must be at least 1 person over 20 years old.
Some facilities may be closed depending on the day of the week.
The time and date of departure changes depending on the route, so please check the details for each route.
The fee is the amount required for transport and attraction admission fees. (Including the fees for 2 guides). It also includes the amount required for the guides to return to Shinjuku after the guidance finishes. The guidance itself is free of charge.
1) To apply for a tour, click the “Apply here” button.
2) We require you to inform us of your first and second preference for route and time/date. Please understand that we may be unable to offer guidance on your preferred date depending on volunteer schedules.
3) Bookings are required from 1 month to 3 days prior to your preferred guidance date.
4) After submitting your booking, we will send a response within a week. For bookings made from 1 week to 3 days before, we will respond the day before your preferred date at the latest. Be sure to include your contact details in Japan. 5) To cancel a booking, please contact us at least 1 day prior.