This is one of Japanese traditional places where Japanese Emperor’s family live and most Japanese people know. It is located in the center of urban area of Tokyo and a moat is surround the park. There are some facilities in the park.
It takes 10-15 minutes from JR Otemachi Station or Tokyo Stasiton by walk. Please look at below website if you want to know some information in detail.
Pick up sightseeing
There is the stone monument of Matsuno-o-roka Corridor in the park. It is the beginning place of the Japanese famous history based on the samurai sprit, “Chushingura”. The content of the story is below URL.
Chidori-ga-fuchi Park is located in the west side of IMPERIAL PALACE. The cherry blossom will bloom between late March and early April in spring. It’s short period.
Yasukuni Shrine(Jinja) is the northwestern place of IMPERIAL PALACE. This place is to pray Japanese historical famous people to help Japan to prosper, being neither good nor bad. SAKURA also bloom here too. You can see Festivals and Rituals if you are lucky.
Yasukuni Shrine : http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/
Festivals and Rituals : http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/festivals.html
Jimbocho is the northeastern place of IMPERIAL PALACE. There are a lots of bookstores and cafe. Because of this town that students come to college. You can find out some historical Japanese book, “Furu-hon”.
Restaurant & Shopping
There are lots of restaurants and shops in undergound street of Tokyo station, such as “Ramen”, “Soba”, “Udon”, “Yakitori”, “Takoyaki” and so on. You can also buy a lots of souvenirs too. https://www.yaechika.com/english/index.html
There are a lots of high-grade fasshion shops in Ginza. Ginza is located the south side of Tokyo station. There are also some theaters and restaurants, such as Japanese traditional performance theater, “Kabukiza” and high-grade Sushi restaurant, “Kyubei”. Shopping is so expensive in this town. You must have enough money.
In Jimbocho, there are a lots of cheap junk-food restaurants. Sorry, I can’t find out English website pages of Jimbocho town.