Opening times of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
(Photo:Imperial Household Agency)

*In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we kindly ask the visitors to comply with the following:

【Before visiting the East Gardens】

1-Examine your temperature before coming to the Gardens, if possible.

2-If it is found to be over 37.5°C, and/or feel unwell, and/or have symptoms of sore throat and cough, please refrain from visiting.

3-Baggage inspection is conducted at the entrance. Bring minimum personal effects. Leaving your baggage in a local locker at a train station or at a hotel is recommended.

4-We may suspend the entry when crowded.

【Upon entry and inside the East Gardens】

1-Wearing a mask is important measure to prevent infection. Please wear a mask if you should talk with someone in close quarters: less than 2 meters apart, or at indoor facilities.

2-Practice proper handwashing and sanitization.

3-Avoid crowded places and close contact.

4-Refrain from long stays at indoor facilities. Entrance restrictions may apply to avoid congestion.

5-Take precautions against heat exhaustion and dehydration. Removing your mask outdoors is recommended only if you can stay 2 or more meters apart from others.

  • 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.