The Imperial Palace is located near the central Tokyo station. It is 10minutes walking distance. A lot of elaborating shape of pine trees come into your eyes. It is said that a pine tree is lucky plant to symbolize the longevity as well as a turtle and a crane bird. The white buildings like a small castle is a watch towers for military security in the Edo period, 17th to 19 century. Seeing The Imperial Palace closely, tourists may be able to feel the long history telling the turbulent era. Here is the iconic place and worth to visit to feel the authentic atmosphere of Japan.
It is interesting to see the sharp contrast between modern business buildings and The Imperial Palace. New things and old are living together. In April you may adrime how beautiful cherry blossom are blooming along the moats.