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Exploring Edo Castle (East Garden of the Imperial Palace)


Licensed Guide

3 Hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

The area of the current imperial palace used to be called “Edo Castle”, the residence of "Shogun", the leader of Samurai.
In this tour, I aim not only just a tourist guide but to give the deep insight of the Japanese history by answering the questions like “the differences between Shogun and Emperor”.
Let’s explore the most important area of Japan and its history!

Use the coupon code FIRST_GUEST to get 10% off with this guide


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kenta.

  • Special handout of the history of Samurai and Edo Castle will be provided

  • Understanding deep knowledge about Samurai history

  • Enjoying beautiful contrast modern Japanese buildings with traditional ones

  • Shooting photogenic Samurai castle buildings

  • Understanding the structure of Samurai castles

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Departure & Return

Starting time 12:30 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At “Marunouchi Central Exit”, Tokyo Station
Ending Point At Otemachi Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Transportation fee for guide, Entrance fee for East Garden of the Imperial Palace (Admission Free)

What‘s not included

Your transportation fee, Hotel pick up fee


- In case of bad weather, tour will be cancelled, In such a case, the guide will inform you of cancellation by 18:00 of the day before the tour scheduled.
- Participants are expected to walk around 3-4 km, so wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended.
- Participants are recommended to bring water bottles and towels. (It’s mandatory in the summer season!)
- No entrance fee for the east garden of the imperial palace.
- Due to the new emperor’s enthronement ceremony, some area of the garden are currently not accessible. It will not affect the contents of the tour, but please be advised and noted.
- Smoking is strongly prohibited in the garden. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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