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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and tranquil garden with rich history! Well maintained and there are English translations. Spent a good few hours there. There are resting points for you to rest and admire the scenary. Go earlier in the morning to avoid crowds.

Thank springautumn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful spot to visit, the gardens are well maintained and full of colour. Lots of tourists on the day we visited but there's room for everyone, you can find your own place and explore at your own pace.

Thank Seyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too cold for old woman like me. But my grand child was happy to coming back again to this place . I will back on spring

Thank MariaLaurence65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an oasis of tranquility and expansive natural looking gardens. We spent a few hous strolling in the gardens and viewing the wonderful variety of trees, shrubs and garden features.

Thank 49sheldine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There used to be a huge number of the buildings. Edo jo castle was there. However, most of the buildings are lost and now we can enjoy the beautiful garden there for free. You will find the explanations in English. 江戸城本丸跡です 庭はよく手入れされており高層ビルとのギャップも楽しめます 手荷物検査はありますが無料で楽しめます ここが建物でいっぱいだったとは驚きですね 建物を想像しても楽しいし庭の美しさ自体も楽しいです

Thank Hiroaki K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a pleasure to walk in these gardens. It was a public holiday so there were many visitors. Certainly recommend it,

Thank Alejandro Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for an afternoon stroll. Unfortunately, you cannot view the palace from the East Gardens. Also the rose garden seems to have disappeared.

Thank GAIL J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty gardens but nowhere near as pretty as some of the others we saw. You can't get close to the palace itself so it is just a garden and although the pond area is stunning, we preferred Shinjuku Gyoen.

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some time to kill while in Tokyo and since Tokyo Station Hotel was near the Imperial Palace, the hotel recommended us to visit the East Garden nearby. We took the free Marounochi bus service, alighted at the Nikkei Building and crossed the road...More

Thank linnman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a leisurely stroll in this garden enjoying the cool, sunny weather and the many beautiful flowers and trees in this very spacious garden. We enjoyed the different types of roses and bamboos but we missed the cherry blossoms as it is the end...More

Thank 1john316
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Vinna S
Hi, i'm planning to go to Tokyo in september 2017. i am well aware that it is rainy season, so is it worth visiting this landmark? thanks.
4 February 2017|
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Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
Hi, I'm visiting Tokyo in November and would like to visit the Imperial Palace. But the agency's for the Imperial Palace is not so...friendly or secured. How else can I visit the Palace without making any booking or joining any tour? I just wanna take some nice photographs and enjoy the serenity of the garden.
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
Hi all...I am planning a trip to Japan in January 2017. Was interested to see The Imperial Palace and the gardens but after reading some Trip Advisor reviews , I am not sure if it is worth my time since you don't get to go into any buildings and not sure what it will be like during winter time . Any suggestions or advise would be appreciated. Thanks all in advance.
6 August 2016|
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Response from Mypace | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to tell what it would be like in January. We toured the grounds by ourselves and it was bang in the prime of cherry blossom. The gardens, grounds, waterway and exhibits in a small hall were all definitely worth... More