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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 good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“imperial palace” (151 reviews)
“edo castle” (30 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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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is a peace and calm place, and close to nature. Recommended for those who likes to have long walk along the greenery of this huge garden....

Thank FerdyMAD
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Liove to see this garden in springtime. Iy must be a picture with fliwering cherry, azalia hedges, it is niw late summer, so nit to mant flowers but still beautiful and well worth a look.

Thank FredaB187
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Even though it was raining today going to see the east garden was a sight to see. I enjoyed seeing it and the trees are spectacular.

Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Spent couple of hours at this park, not enough to visit it decently but enough to get a good glance.

Thank GLSI
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The best garden, if you are a gardenista, in Tokyo is the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Bunkyo, north of the imperial palace gardens, with real history and style. Clearly there are better times to visit the Imperial palace Gardens than August but it is free,...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Gardens are right down the street from Tokyo Central Train Station, so are easy to find-and they are lovely. Quite large, the gardens offer a wide variety of relaxing areas in which to take a break from your vacation-or business-hustle.

Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

These gardens make for a lovely afternoon in the city and are a nice charge of pace from the cramped, over-stimulating atmosphere of the deep city. If your brain is exhausted from rushing around the city, simply sitting in the wide-open promenade of the garden...More

Thank Marissa B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had just missed the height of the cherry blossoms and not quite at the iris or rose seasons. We hot the Gardens at a kind of in between season but some cherry blossoms remained and there were other flowering plants. Also our visit was...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The gardens were closed on Friday (also Monday) so check before you go. Lovely pond, bridges and paths... Fruit trees and spaces to sit and enjoy the serenity!

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

So, it a big garden, well preserved and all. But in the summer there is not much to see there. I saw the guard houses and greenery everywhere. It is pretty, but not impressive. I guess it is best to visit during autumn or spring,...More

Thank Sara_Tae
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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
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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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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
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