|Above, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
For those visiting Tokyo, the Imperial Household Agency announced that a same-day registration for tours of certain areas of the Imperial Palace has been implemented.
According to Japan Today:
TOKYO —The Imperial Household Agency on Saturday introduced a same-day registration system for guided tours of parts of the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo to enable visitors to see the place without prior reservation.
The measure was taken in line with the government’s strategy to boost tourism as Japan aims to increase the annual number of overseas visitors to 40 million by 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Games.The tour generally takes about 75 minutes and the number of people per tour will be increased from 300 to 500 persons.
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