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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)

1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3213-1111
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These beautiful gardens are located outside of the Imperial Palace. Access to the gardens is open to the public although the palace itself is off limits.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dec-2017 It was a beautiful early winter day. Crowd was not as bad as I thought. Security checks were swift. It was a special opening of Sakashita Gate to Inui Gate road. Foliage was not as beautiful but the serenity of the surrounding, and colours...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

December2 through 10, 2017 , a road in the impaerial palace was opened to public, free for people to appreciate autum leaves. This is the first time after two years so the schedule varies year to year and not necessarily held every year.At 9.a.m. when...More

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautifully tended gardens that belongs to the emperor of Japan. Download a free app on the east gardens which works offline explaining what and why was the gardens came about. The gardens are huge so allow at least 4-5hrs and don’t forget the ponds with...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the gardens with the Free Walking Tour originating at Tokyo Station. I had tried to visit previously but they were not open; you need to check beforehand about which days they are open. The route into the gardens is extremely impressive winding through...More

Thank pfmdallas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By sheer luck our trip occurred during November in time for the autumn leaves. We went on a Sunday and it was not crowded. The park is quite large and we did not see all of it. The variety of trees and included deep to...More

Thank Sandi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Tokyo for the first time, you are suggested to spend an hour to tour around the peaceful East Gardens of the current Imperial Palace that are open to the public. You can see the historic moats, stone structure surrounding walls, guardhouses...More

Thank qqview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After days of rushing around rmto different sightseeing spots and activities, we just want a sense of peace. This garden offers just that. It is a massive garden with the remains of the Edo castle. You learn about the history of the Edo era, but...More

Thank Kelvin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The epitome of a Japanese garden with rare specimens. Worth the effort. Any season is beautiful. Plan a 2 hour stroll. My favorite area is the pond. I have attached a photo.

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park which surrounds the Imperial Palace is not hard to find. There are a couple guard houses, a gift shop, and some signs which explain the walls. There is a theater in the park as well. Other than that, it is a peaceful nice...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this garden in autumn, which is located just next to the Imperial Palace. The garden itself is incredibly vast, with different sections and remnants from the Edo period. Took me almost two hours to cover the entire garden. Unlike the Imperial Palace that needs...More

Thank dori_lukey
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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Vinna S
4 February 2017|
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Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
10 October 2016|
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Response from niagarariverfatman | Reviewed this property |
The east gardens are free and you do not need to take a tour to get in. I think there is a small entrance fee. And the gardens are not open every day. Check with your hotel. I am sure they can tell you what days the... More
7 August 2016|
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Response from cigarron | Reviewed this property |
I would think that a trek through the palace grounds would be a rather nice and relaxing break from the concrete jungles you'll encounter elsewhere in the city. There's plenty of nice buildings to go through right across... More