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)

Resumption of the public opening of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

As from Tuesday, June 2, we have decided to resume the public opening of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace which has been closed since March 28, taking the following measures against the spread of COVID-19.

*We kindly ask the visitors to comply with the following:
1-Examine your temperature before coming to the garden, if possible.
2-If it is found to be over 37.5°C, 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-Avoid crowds and close contact in an orderly manner.

*In an effort to prevent the spread of virus, we kindly ask participants to cooperate with the following matters:
1-Wear a mask, practice proper handwashing and sanitization.
2-Avoid crowded places and close contact.
3-Refrain from long stays at indoor facilities. We may limit entry when it is crowded.
4-To prevent heatstroke, keep yourself hydrated, take off your mask outdoors while keeping at least 2-meter distance from others and take a proper rest.


  • 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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