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Chiyoda
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Chiyoda

Imperial, political and religious landmarks, peaceful gardens, superb art exhibitions, live music venues and theaters beckon visitors to Tokyo’s central district.

Chiyoda (also called Chiyoda City) is one of the 23 special wards functioning as individual cities in the Tokyo Metropolis. It’s the home of the Japanese monarchy and the headquarters of the nation’s political activity. Chiyoda’s varied attractions range from art galleries and concert halls to ancient shrines, stunning gardens and shopping districts.

Surrounded by a moat and gardens, the Imperial Palace dominates the center of the ward. Join a guided tour to glimpse the life of the imperial family. Stroll around landscaped gardens, ponds and Edo-era castle ruins in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and browse a royal art collection at Sannomaru Shozokan. Appreciate great views of the palace at Kokyogaien National Garden.

Travel to the National Diet Building for a guided tour of legislative rooms and observation of a plenary session. Admire the vermilion and gold appearance of the 1,300-year-old Kanda Shrine. This is the venue for the biennial Kanda Matsuri, one of Tokyo’s most important festivals. The Yasukuni Shrine honors fallen Japanese soldiers.

Art lovers rejoice in exhibitions of Japanese works from the late 19th-century Meiji period onward at the National Museum of Modern Art. Have fun with hands-on exhibits at the Science Museum. See Asian, contemporary and European art at Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo Station Gallery and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum.

For live entertainment, go to Nippon Budokan for martial arts events and big-name concerts. Watch bunraku puppetry, kabuki dance and other traditional Japanese performing arts at the National Theatre.

Shop for electronics, anime, manga and video game goods in lively Akihabara Electric Town. The Marunouchi Building combines dining and shopping inside a 37-story skyscraper. Browse high-end fashion outlets, dine at streetside stalls and mingle with locals at lively izakaya pubs in the Yurakucho district.

Chiyoda is bordered by the Bunkyo, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku and Taito wards. The JR Yamanote train line completes almost a full circle around the neighborhood. Travel around easily by using the trains and subway.


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The OneFive Tokyo Kanda
The OneFive Tokyo Kanda
2.5 out of 5
3-chome-1-6 Uchikanda, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is CA $25 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Akihabara Electric Town and Marunouchi Building. Tokyo International Forum and Tokyo Imperial Palace ...
4/5Very Good! (81 reviews)
"The bathroom was really good"

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2021

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APA Hotel Akihabaraeki Denkigaiguchi
APA Hotel Akihabaraeki Denkigaiguchi
3 out of 5
3-11-4, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is CA $40 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kanda Shrine and Ueno Onshi Park. Tokyo Dome and Tokyo Imperial Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km). ...
4.4/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
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"Perfect english and 11:00 AM checkout. Loved it"

Reviewed on Jul. 15, 2020

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The Peninsula Tokyo
The Peninsula Tokyo
5 out of 5
1-8-1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $371 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Yurakucho, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Tokyo Imperial Palace and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Tokyo Tower. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (767 reviews)
"It was amazing stay in all aspects. The most I liked is the room is spacious and has huge windows allowing us to enjoy time during in the room. And also the customer service was excellent."

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2021

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First Cabin Akihabara Showa-dori
First Cabin Akihabara Showa-dori
2.5 out of 5
3-38, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
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Located in Chiyoda, this capsule hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Akihabara Electric Town and Ameya-Yokochō. Ueno Onshi Park and Ryogoku Kokugikan are also ...
1/5 (1 review)
"I booked this place through Expedia, and when I got there they told me that it was fully booked and only women’s rooms were available. An absolutely rubbish experience from both Expedia and first cabin!!! They still haven’t yet corrected the booking form, don’t make the same mistake, just cross this ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2019

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Reyado Hotel Kudan
Reyado Hotel Kudan
3 out of 5
2-4-10, Kudan Minami, Tokyo, Tokyo
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Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Imperial Palace, and Ueno Onshi Park. Tokyo Tower and Shibuya Crossing are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Spacious rooms
"The room was very spacious. We had 6 people (3 couples) and we were all able to fit in the room with 3 queen beds. We also really liked the powder room in the hallway - made it easy for us to get ready. Only downside is that the lobby smells like sewage but the room itself has no issues."

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2019

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The Tokyo Station Hotel
The Tokyo Station Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
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The price is CA $435 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Located in Marunouchi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marunouchi Building and Tokyo International Forum. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Imperial ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (976 reviews)
"Great location and hospitality!"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

The Tokyo Station Hotel
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