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

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Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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These beautiful gardens are located outside of the Imperial Palace. Access...

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.

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LOVELY SERENE SPRING GARDENS

I've seen some say the gardens are just okay but you must consider what you expect and the time of year. The gardens are so peaceful and quiet and the fragrances are lovely. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've seen some say the gardens are just okay but you must consider what you expect and the time of year. The gardens are so peaceful and quiet and the fragrances are lovely. The trail leads to serene ponds forming a nice backdrop to the fabulous old trees, shrubs and flowers. The koi are the pretty long tailed variety unlike... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are close to public on Mondays. Lovely gardens with many huge stone wall structures. They close at about 4.30pm. It feels really nice to walk through the gardens watching and reading about the historical structures and then relaxing on the green lawns. You can let your kids play around while you rest. We were there last Sunday afternoon... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Away from the many european and anatolian castles this one has not been built on a top of a hill or a mountain but you can still enjoy the Tokyo view and the park is really great

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is nice but there are not many things to see. You can only see the garden and get relaxed and see some locals.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on our Panoramic Tokyo on a Thursday morning. The Gardens were decent, nothing remarkable. Not worth a stop if you are low on time.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

normal tourist spot. but the garden on top is cool place to have a picnic with a family & friends. green surroundings & you can see the tall buildings around the garden

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not a lot to see here unless you really like trees, shrubs and open spaces to relax. The entrance is quite impressive but as with most Japanese gardens there are few flowers to see. In my opinion some of the grassed areas needed tidying although this is deliberate in some areas to retain the natural look. It is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping, of course, for cherry blossom and although there was some it was past its best, however, these gardens have fabulous Azaleas and Rhododendrons and I think gardeners will enjoy it. It is well laid out, but then this is Japan, and peaceful and colourful. Easy to stroll around. Not at all crowded but it was a weekday.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place to visit. Lots of walking, wear comfortable shoes or runners. Be prepared to spend a few hours as a minimum. The buildings are historic, gardens are beautiful, trees are great & the atmosphere is heavenly. Carry plenty of water. There are washrooms on site. Have fun! We surely did.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a place, an absolute "must see". We were there in "golden week" i.e. a weeks holiday for the Japanese. Admission was free and there was also a free 2 hour guided tour in English. There is also a tour of part of the Imperial palace on certain days but it is limited to the first 300 people. The... More 

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