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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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“imperial palace” (179 reviews)
“edo castle” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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+81 3-3213-1111
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"imperial palace"
in 179 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 21 reviews
"edo castle"
in 32 reviews
"east garden"
in 39 reviews
"free entry"
in 16 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 28 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 45 reviews
"otemachi station"
in 10 reviews
"stone walls"
in 11 reviews
"busy city"
in 17 reviews
"sunny day"
in 13 reviews
"nice walk"
in 22 reviews
"open to the public"
in 22 reviews
"small museum"
in 10 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 9 reviews
"the hustle and bustle"
in 13 reviews
"few hours"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty gardens to explore and enjoy. Really perfect during cherry blossom season. If the weather is nice it’s worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has some color at all times of year. It is great to get out of the noisy, busy crowded city and relax a bit.

Thank CB1020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: - Great scenic view in a bustling city. - Rent a row boat especially during sakura season Negatives: - The crowd during sakura season

Thank 88sh8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth of seeing. A nice place to walk around and admire the Japan style of gardening. You can take a good look on the walls surrounding the palace.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace and gardens take up over 20 acres and are a relaxing place to visit.Only the east garden can be visited but is spectacular when cherry blossoms are in full bloom, as they were during our visit.It is still the residence of the Imperial...More

Thank M V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after a trip to the fish market. Was nice to potter round and see the flowers and massive walls. Entrance is free and no reservations needed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was so cold in the morning but we want to see even a part of the Imperial Palace. Entrance was free. It snowed the day before in tokyo. It was a long walk but the kids had fun. We brought onigiri and bread and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a boat for 30 minuets around the river and enjoyed the cherry blossoms atmosphere with a romantic view.

Thank marmarii
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of visitors but, that doesn't detract from the experience or, ability to relax and enjoy. Depending on the season there are some spectacular sights. Lots of places to sit and, take it all in. Perfect for a visit on a sunny day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were in the heart of the gardens it was hard to come to terms with the fact that the palace is in the middle of Toyko as you'll be surrounded by vegetation and well maintained historical buildings. It was very busy while we...More

Thank Jesse V
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Miche056
8 April 2018|
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Response from Harris14 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don’t know. We saw people touring but in Japanese. We just walked the area. There is an app for Tokyo & it may have information.
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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
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lindatutuko
9 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
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