Visit of the General Public to the Inui Street in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Photo Description
Visit of the General Public to the Inui Street
in the Imperial Palace
(Photo:Imperial Household Agency)
  • Date:
    • December 1, 2018 - December 9, 2018
  • Hours:
    • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      (Visitors may be required to wait in the queue for a long period of time, so please ensure that you have sufficient time for your visit before 3:00 p.m. It may take close to 30 minutes to walk from the stations in the vicinity to Sakashita-mon Gate.)
      The closing time for visitors leaving from Inui-mon Gate is 3:30 p.m.
      The closing time for visitors leaving from the East Gardens is 4:00 p.m.
  • Entry and Exit:
    • (1) Enter by Sakashita-mon Gate. After crossing in front of the Office Building of the Imperial Household Agency, cross Inui Street, and exit from Inui-mon Gate. Alternatively, visitors may also choose to exit from Ote-mon Gate leading from Nishihanebashi to the East Gardens, Hirakawa-mon Gate, or Kitahane-bashi-mon Gate.
    • (2) The only entry is by Sakashita-mon Gate, and traffic goes in a single direction toward Inui-mon Gate or the East Gardens. Please note that visitors are not allowed to enter via Inui-mon Gate or the East Gardens to Inui Street.
    • *The distance from Sakashita-mon-Gate to Inui-mon Gate is about 750 m.

    Transportation Guide
            Guide Map (Inui Street)(PDF:897KB)

    •     No stopping/parking of vehicles (including tour buses)
      • ●No car parks are available for public use at the Imperial Palace. Please use the public transportation
      • ●Stopping/parking of vehicles is not allowed on the streets around the Imperial Palace, so please refrain from parking on the roadside or boarding/alighting from vehicles along the streets.
  • 1.When Inui Street in the Imperial Palace is open to the public, a large number of people is expected to visit. In anticipation of the crowds, please take note of the following:
    • (1) The closing time for the opening of Inui Street in the Imperial Palace to the public is 3:00 p.m. Please ensure that there is sufficient time for your visit (it may take close to 30 minutes to walk from the stations in the vicinity to Sakashita-mon Gate).
    • (2) A queue will be formed at Sakashita-mon Gate for entry. Please do not come to a standstill in the queue, or take any actions that may break up the queue.
    • (3) On the day of the opening of Inui Street to the public, bags will be inspected and security check will be conducted before visitors enter through Sakashita-mon Gate.
    •      Please minimize the number of bags you are bringing, or keep them in lockers in order to ease the congestion. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
    • (4) Although the road is flat from Sakashita-mon Gate to Inui-mon Gate, it becomes a slope from Nishihanebashi to the East Gardens. Please take note and wear the appropriate footwear. Visitors wearing high-heeled shoes or wooden clogs should take extra care.
    • (5) On the day of the opening of Inui Street to the public, staff of the Imperial Household Agency and the police will assist in coordination and guidance, so as to ensure smooth visiting and safety in the Imperial Palace, the Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and the surrounding areas.
    •      Coordination and guidance will also be carried out corresponding to the closing time of Sakashita-mon Gate. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
  • 2.Entrance is not allowed at the gate to those who:
    • bring an animal with them (except an assistance dog accompanying a physically handicapped person),
      carry dangerous objects,
      carry a flagstaffs, small unmanned aircrafts (drones), large items of luggage that could impede the progress of the event or any other item that could harm or disturb other people;
      behave in any other ways deemed harmful to the management of the event.
  • 3.Visitors who commit any of the following acts in the Imperial Palace Grounds may be asked to leave the site.:
    • (1) Disobeying the instructions of the staff, Disturbing the traffic, or Entering into off-limit zones.
    • (2) Eating, Drinking or Smoking.
    • (3) Using photo tools, such as selfie sticks, tripods, and stepladders, which can disturb other people.
           Taking a photograph or movie for commercial purposes.
    • (4) Wearing extraordinary costumes inappropriate to the occasion.
    • (5) Entering by bicycle or other vehicles. Playing sports.
    • (6) Damaging facilities. Collecting soil or stones.
    • (7) Capturing, Killing or Wounding animals or fish. Picking plants.
    • (8) Selling items. Raising funds. Conducting performances.
    • (9) Posting or Distributing flyers. Holding an assembly. Making demonstrations.
    • (10) Dropping rubbishes. Making a loud noise.
    • (11) Conducting any actions deemed harmful to the event, such as disturbing the order and discipline of the Imperial Palace.
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