Opening times of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
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Notice of temporary closing of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Please be advised that the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace will be temporary closed further than scheduled reopen date of January 13 in perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Open: calendar
    • From March 1 to April 14
      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (entry up to 4:30 p.m.)
    • From April 15 to August 31
      9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (entry up to 5:30 p.m.)
    • From September 1 to the end of September
      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (entry up to 4:30 p.m.)
    • From October 1 to the end of October
      9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (entry up to 4:00 p.m.)
    • From November 1 to the end of February
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (entry up to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Closed:

    The Garden is closed on the following days and occasions.

    • Every Monday and Friday (open on National Holiday except the Emperor's Birthday, February 23)
    • In the event that a National Holiday falls on a Monday, the Garden will be closed on the Tuesday immediately following the National Holiday.
    • From December 28 to January 3
    • In circumstances where it is deemed necessary to close the Garden due to Imperial Court functions or other occasions.
  • Entrance and exit gates: (Free of charge)
    • Ote-mon Gate, Hirakawa-mon Gate and Kitahanebashi-mon Gate.
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