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Imperial Palace and Government District Travel Guide

Top Reasons to Go

Enjoy a City Oasis: Located in the middle of the city, the Imperial Palace East Garden is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Visit a Controversial Shrine: The Yasukuni Shrine (Shrine of Peace for the Nation), which represents Japan's militaristic past, has long been the source of political tension between Japan, Korea, and China.

See Some of Japan’s Finest Art: The finest collection of Japanese modern art is housed in the National Museum of Modern Art, including works by such renowned painters as Taikan Yokoyama, Gyoshu Hayami, Kokei Kobayashi, and Gyokudo Kawai.

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