From Tuesday, 15 November 2016 Fujimi-tamon Defence House in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is opened to the public. The closing time of the House’s entrance is 45 minutes earlier than the closing time of the Gardens. (Opening times of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace)
From the same day a new walking area around Fujimi-yagura is opened.
Fujimi-tamon Defence House, possibly built in the mid-17th century, is the sole surviving example of defence houses which, in the period of the Tokugawa Shogunate, together with towers and walls， circled Honmaru (the main compound) of the Tokugawa Shogunate’s Edo Castle.
Fujimi-yagura, built in 1659 is the last remaining three story tower of the Tokugawa Shogunate’s Edo Castle.