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Chiyoda (千代田区, Chiyoda-ku) is a special ward located in central Tokyo, Japan. In English, it is called Chiyoda City. Chiyoda consists of the Imperial Palace and a surrounding radius of about a kilometer. As of May 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 54,462, and a population density of 4,670 people per km², making it by far the least populated of the special wards. The total area is 11.66 km², of which the Imperial Palace, Hibiya Park, National Museum of Modern Art, and Yasukuni Shrine take up approximately 2.6 km², or 22% of the total area. Often called the "political center" of the country, Chiyoda, literally meaning "field of a thousand generations", inherited the name from the Chiyoda Castle (the other name for Edo Castle, today's Imperial Palace). With the seat of the Emperor in the Imperial Palace at the ward's center, many government institutions, such as the National Diet, Prime Minister's Official Residence, and Supreme Court, are also located in Chiyoda, as are Tokyo landmarks such as Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Station, and the Budokan. Akihabara, a district known for being an otaku cultural center and a shopping district for computer goods, is also located in Chiyoda, as are fifteen embassies.
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
a month ago
Historical and with current importance. The place has big gardens with spacious square in front of it to hold big events. This is still the emperor's house and office. It is possible to get in only twice a day in guided tours that requires reservation and with limited places. The visit is free of charge. There is not too much to see. No magnificent architecture or gardens. But historically and politically there is a great meaning. Check the schedules before going. The outside gardens are open and does not require booking.
a month ago
Beautiful place for a walk. Many beautiful trees. Palace seems to be nice but the day we were there it was closed or you can't go further. Quiet place in the middle of Tokyo. There is a little shop on the other side in a park. No where is a trash bin to find. Main crowds are tourists. Easy to get to if you have a Tokyo metro ticket.
21 days ago
The gardens were spectacular. We were there during the cherry blossoming. They were gorgeous. We were unable to view the palace as it was a holiday and it was closed. We did spend a couple hours walking around the gardens and did not see but half of it. I woud love to see more of it on another trip during other blooming seasons.
5 days ago
Although the tour was interesting, I wasn't completely blown away and I wouldn't recommend you put all other plans aside and head to the Imperial Palace tour. Unfortunately it seems that a lot of what would have been beautiful architecture was destroyed in the Second World War, and replaced in the late 60s-70s with a (lack of) style typical of that period. Tours are given in Japanese only, although there is a very handy audio app you can download prior to going. Search "imperial palace tours" in your store and it should come up. The tour lasts just over an hour and can start a little late. You're not allowed to leave the group early once the tour has started, so don't book if you're going to be super tight on time.
22 days ago
We were honoured to be chosen for one of the numbered ticket holders to get in for a 1pm tour of the Imperial Palace on a Saturday- we were in the right place at the right time for the tickets. The grounds are lovely and the historical significance is explained though an English App that we downloaded on our phones. Definitely worth going on the free tour!