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)

Due to enhanced security measures in place for the state funeral of former prime minister Abe, the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, September 27.

*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.
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