Imperial Palace now accepting visits without reservations

The Imperial Household Agency has made changes and now it is possible for visitors to participate in the tour of the palace without prior arrangements.


Tours will be held twice a day, at 10am and 1:30pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays, and visitors should turn up at Kikyomon Gate at least 30 minutes before the time and have a passport as ID.


See the details on their website:


Also a newspaper piece on the new system: