Meaning 'northern drawbridge gate' this was the principal entrance to the north side of Edo-jō and now provides access to the Imperial Palace East Garden. The drawbridge is now fixed to the ground.

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1. Tenshudai

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Near the north exit of the Imperial Palace East Garden, all that remains of the main keep (donjon) of Edo-jō is its sloping stone base, which you can…

2. Tōkagakudō Concert Hall

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Built in 1966 for the 60th birthday of Empress Kojun, this concert hall inside the Imperial Palace East Garden has a petal-shaped roof and outer scalloped…

3. National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAT)

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Regularly changing displays from the museum's superb collection of more than 12,000 works are shown over floors 2 to 4; special exhibitions are mounted on…

4. Science Museum, Tokyo


Featuring a wide selection of exhibits aimed primarily at children and teenagers, the Science Museum has little in the way of English explanations, but…

5. Crafts Gallery

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This red-brick building, an annex of MOMAT, stages excellent changing exhibitions of mingei (folk crafts): ceramics, lacquerware, bamboo, textiles, dolls…

6. Imperial Palace East Garden

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Crafted from part of the original castle compound, these lovely free gardens allow you to get close-up views of the massive stones used to build the…

7. Hirakawa-mon

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This side gate to the San-no-maru (third compound) of the castle was used mainly by maidservants.

8. Kitanomaru-kōen

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This large park north of the Imperial Palace is home to noteworthy museums as well as the Nippon Budōkan concert hall. The gate at the park’s northern end…