The northern gate to Kitanomaru-kōen is designated as a national important cultural asset.
National Shōwa Memorial Museum
This museum of WWII-era Tokyo gives a sense of everyday life for the common people: how they ate, slept, dressed, studied, prepared for...
Kitanomaru-kōen (Kitanomaru Park)
This large park north of the Imperial Palace grounds is home to noteworthy museums as well as the Nippon Budōkan concert hall. The gate...
2-3 Kitanomaru-kōen · interesting places nearby
Nippon Budōkan information
The 14,000-plus-seat Budōkan, a legendary concert hall for big acts from the Beatles to Beck, was originally built for the martial-arts championships (judō, karate, kendō, aikidō) of the 1964 Olympics (budō means 'martial arts') and will be pressed into service again for the 2020 event.
Martial-arts contests are still held here along with a variety of other events.