Not a single leaf out of place, the sprawling palace garden is spread over 1.3 square miles and painstakingly maintained. Attractions here include several cherry blossom viewing spots, art galleries, historical ruins and beautiful gardens. A massive moat and stone walls run around the palace which is connected via an Eyeglass shaped stone bridge to the mainland.
Inner palace grounds are not open to public except if you happen to be in Tokyo on on January 2 which is New Year's Greeting day or on Emperor's Birthday, 23rd December. Visitors can enter the inner palace grounds and see the members of the Imperial Family.
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