2. The Imperial Plaza

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The Imperial Plaza is right in the centre of Tokyo, and in front of the palace is big open space, which seemed to be the logical place to start exploring Tokyo. You cannot see the actual palace, it is hidden behind by moats and banks. It is possible to see it though, if you apply in advance for a guided tour, which I didn't. (Note, by the way, that also in this picture we someone with a mask.)