Top Choice Palace in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace occupies the site of the original Edo-jō, the Tokugawa shogunate's castle. In its heyday this was the largest fortress in the world, though little remains of it today apart from the moat and ston…
Palace in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

State Guest House, Akasaka Palace

Check online for the opening schedule and somewhat complex admission details for this imperial palace and garden. Outside it's a dead ringer for London's Buckingham Palace. Inside, the tour route passes through four…
Castle in Marunouchi & Nihombashi


This keep, constructed in 1559, once stood on the grounds of Kyoto's since-destroyed Fushimi Castle. It was dismantled and reassembled at Edo-jō by Iemitsu, the third Tokugawa shogun. It's one of only three remainin…