East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Tour Report on November 4, 2017 (Sat)

East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Thank you all the guests who joined Tokyo Free Walking Tour in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace!!  We welcomed 51 guests from 17 countries all over the world.

A comfortable sunny weekend finally came back – after four consecutive rainy saturdays.  Many people were enjoying the first nice saturday in a long while in the gardens.

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Due to the scheduled visit of U.S. president Mr. Trump in the following day, the security around the Imperial Palace was tight and people were making up a long queue for their baggage checks at the entrance.  We later heard that his daughter Ivanka had also been at the Imperial Palace in the morning.

At the ending point of the tour, we were welcomed by a large spread of national flags of countries all over the world lined up on the front of a building.  The display was to celebrate 1,000 days to the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The countdown has started!


The street leading from Tokyo Station to the Imperial Palace was beautifully lined with ginkgo trees that have turned vivid yellow.  Maple trees in the Imperial Gardens will soon turn red.

You see the “autumnal color front” is gradually coming down to Tokyo.  The best season is expected to be mid-November to early December.


Wishing to immerse yourself in the beauty of the fall season in Tokyo?  Don’t forget to plan your visit to Tokyo Free Walking Tour!

(posted by Keiko T.)