If you are planning to visit the Imperial palace, there are some temples near by to stop.
The best way to go around the palace and the temples around will be bicycles.
Bicycles are allowed to ride inside the palace and inside the palace you will see many parking areas for bicycles.
The first spot I would like to introduce is, Goo-shrine
Goo-Shrine will appear on the west side of the palace. This shrine is famous among football players and track&field players because the shrine worships the god of foot.
Also it is said to be good for elderly people who has week legs. They pray so that their legs recover and become strong again.
Address:602-8011 kamigyou-ku, karasuma-douri, shimochoujya-machi, kudaru, oukakuenn-chou
At the opposite side of the Goo-shrine, east side of the palace there is a temple called Rozanji.
This place was used to be the Murasaki-shikibu's house. Who is Murasakishikibu?
Murasaki-shikibu (Lady Murasaki) was a novelist who was also a lady in writing at imperial court during the Heian period.
She is also the author of "Genji-Monogatari"(The tale of Genji).
Murasaki-shikibu (Lady Murasaki)
Fee: Adult 500yen, Child 400yen