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Imperial Palace East Gardens Free Walking Tour

Imperial Palace East Gardens Free Walking Tour

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Tour Overview

During the Free Walking Tour of Imperial Palace, you will get to experience both Old & New Tokyo. The historical place where the Shogun was living, and now the Emperor of Japan. This tour covers all that you need to know about the history of Samurai, and watching the beautiful garden along seasonable flowers.

Note: We are not going inside the Imperial Palace.

Meeting Point:  In front of the Starbucks Coffee Kokyo Gaien Wadakura Fountain Park

Tour End: Entrance of Imperial Palace East Gardens

>> Booking required.

>> Booking available 10-14 days before the tour.

>> Check the tour schedule for tour updates.

Tour Details

Daily: Please check tour schedule

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Price: Tip based tour

Footwear: Comfortable

Language: English

Tour Highlights

Meeting Point

Imperial Palace East Gardens Free Walking Tour

Your Guide will waiting for you in front of the Starbucks Coffee Kokyo Gaien Wadakura Fountain Park.

Have A Question?

Tour FAQ's

How long does the tour last and where does it finish?

Tour will take 2 hours and finish at entrance of East Gardens.

Where does the Free Walking Tour go?

We will walk around Imperials Palace East Gardens Area. The tour ends at near entrance of East Gardens, which is easy to access to the train station and Tokyo metro.

What should I bring?

Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat/cap, water and a lot of questions – we love those! An umbrella or rain coat during the rainy season.

Because Japan is not a tipping culture, is tipping to the guide is rude?

All our local guides working very hard to provide the best experiences to you, and well deserve tips for their work. We appreciate your respect and gratuities to our local guides.

Can I show up without booking?

No. We try to manage group in an ideal size of guests. So please book the tour. Also, in some case, we send you email when we cancel the tour due to the weather condition.

I cannot book the tour. Can I just show up and wait for the cancel?

No. We take bookings including additional slots. But we open the last minutes booking one day before the tour.

Do you offer tours in Spanish, German or French?

All of our tours are 100% in English.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we do private tours from 15 people. please check our Private Group Walking Tours.

Why are there limited spaces for the Free Walking Tour?

We limit the group sizes for the Free Walking Tour for safety and quality reasons. Walking Tokyo with a big group is not a good idea, and our tour guide cannot offer a great service to our guests.

Terms & Conditions


We work very hard to ensure that all tours run as scheduled. We will not be held responsible should we be unable to offer a tour due to earthquakes, extreme weather or any other matter out with our control.

Liability & Responsibility

As in all human endeavors, there is a level of risk. We do our best to keep the risk to a minimum. Tokyo Localized assume no liability or responsibility for any injury, loss, damage or inconvenience sustained by any person using its services, nor to their property.


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