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.