Went out to the Emperor’s Palace and were a bit early so went across the street for rice and meat bowls at Matsuya which is kind of like Japanese fast food. The Imperial Palaca walking tour is really neat, but very hard to get reservations. You must make reservations far in advance and we were not able to get one of the English speaking tours. Also is was pouring rain but it was still fun. We had a few laughs about how bad the rain was and being completely soaking wet.
Went back to bamboo forest and got in this time, but still no monkeys to be seen.
For Imperial Palace tours in any major Japanese city visit the official website http://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english/index.html