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Nijubashi Bridge

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Nijubashi Bridge

Want to Visit Nijubashi Bridge? It is the most iconic structure of the Imperial Palace. Also known as the Double Bridge, the bridge has two spectacular arches. The bridge was originally built with wood in 1614, but it was later rebuilt with steel in 1964 after the Meiji Revolution. Connecting the Koyo Gaien and the main palace, the bridge is about 84 feet in length. Along with Seimon Tetsubashi, the Nijubashi Bridge is one of the two major bridges to the Imperial Palace. With the double arches reflect on the clear waterbody, the Nijubashi Bridge is one of the prettiest parts of the Imperial Palace and is the most famous bridge in the country.

What to See in the Nijubashi Bridge
The Nijubashi Bridge, along with the notable castle on the background, is portrayed as one of the many symbols of the country on postcards and photos. However, this well known bridge is generally not open to public. One a regular day, tourists can only take pictures of this magnificent landmark on the side at the Koyo Gaien, the front palace. Like the inner ground of the imperial palace, visitors only have access to the bridge on New Year and the Emperor's birthday for special ceremonies.

How to Get to the Nijubashi Bridge
Opening Hours: Whole day
Entrance Ticket: Free
Address: Tokyo
Duration: 1 hour


Nijubashi Bridge Tours

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Nijubashi Bridge located?
    Nijubashi Bridge is located by the front gate of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. It is not only recognized as the iconic landmark, but also the best place for pictures in Tokyo.
  • How many bridges are by the front gate of the Tokyo Imperial Palace?
    There are actually two separate bridges in front of the palace. The correct name for bridge in the foreground is "Stone Bridge of the Main Gate" and the bridge in the background is called "Steel Bridge of the Main Gate". The well-known "Nijubashi" usually indicates this "Steel Bridge of the Main Gate".
  • Why this bridge is named Double Bridge?
    The name "Nijubashi" derives from the fact that in the olden days, this Steel Bridge was made of wood and was further reinforced with wooden beams, thus creating a so-called double bridge. This is why people began to call the bridge the "Double Bridge"(Nijubashi).
  • Can visitors enter into the palace through the Nijubashi Bridge?
    The Nijubashi Bridge is only open to the public during New Year and Emperor’s birthday, when people enter to the palace to greet the royal family.
  • When can I visit the Nijubashi Bridge?
    Visitors can stay around and take picture near the bridge. However, visitors can only walk through the bridge on New Year and Emperor’s birthday.
  • How to get to Nijubashi Bridge with public transportation?
    Take a JR line such as the Marunouchi line, get off at the Tokyo station and destination will be in a 15 min walk. Metro line is also an option. Take a metro line to Otemachi Station and get off by the C13A exit, you will reach the bridge in a 5 minute walk. Or take the Chiyoda Line and get off at the Nijubashi-Mae Station by Exit 6, destination will be in a 10 minute walk.
  • How much does a private transfer service cost from Yokohama port to Nijubushi Bridge?
    If you are a party of 4, please refer to the price for a Toyota Alphard from Yokohama Port to Tokyo city center listed on our website. Additionally, please inform our representative the cruise name.
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