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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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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"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"edo castle"
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"east garden"
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"free entry"
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"japanese garden"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"otemachi station"
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"stone walls"
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"busy city"
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"sunny day"
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"nice walk"
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"open to the public"
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"small museum"
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"peaceful place"
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"the hustle and bustle"
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Reviewed yesterday

Other than some azaleas, there was little blooming in the East Gardens. Pretty much disappointing. We have been to Japan and these gardens previously when more flowers were blooming, but not this time.

Thank C2J4H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this garden 7 years ago and it was well maintained, this time I was very disappointed. There were so many overgrown weeds it took away from the beauty of the gardens. There were still a lot of people visiting though.

1  Thank Jelly_au
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were unable to arrange the Imperial Palace tour, so this was as close as we could get to seeing it. The East Gardens are an expansive green space in the center of Tokyo. You don't hear the traffic here. The grounds are well kept...More

Thank FlyAtNIght
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There certainly are more beautiful and iconic gardens in Japan but this one is worth visiting because it is associated with Edo Castle and the Imperial Palace. You should make this part of your visit of the Imperial Palace and it is free of charge...More

Thank Ko E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Tokyo for a couple of days and part of our plan was to visit the imperial palace gardens, what a peaceful expanse of gardens amongst all the tower blocks of busy Tokyo. We spent about three hours here walking the grounds and...More

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into these gardens, separating yourself from the busy city, is like finding an Island of peace and beauty. So well kept, so clean and SO silent, they are just what one needs after visiting the hectic spots of the city.I would advise everyone to...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pleasure to be able to walk around the grounds of the gardens and it is beautiful. Actually had a slight view from our hotel room. Highly recommend you take the time if you are in Tokyo.

Thank gread2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spacious garden, free to walk around and get a glimpse of the gate of Imperial Palace. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mama2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive gardens worth a (free) walk around, especially due to ruins and moat with its incredible stone work. Pretty spot. Azaleas in full flower very pretty.

Thank LMCM111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ざわついた街から逃れられる都会のオアシス。兎に角、人が少なくて、ゆっくりゆったり憩える場所。外国人観光客の方が日本人より多いくらい。日本人にとっては、知る人ぞ知る場所みたい。 園内は素晴らしい日本庭園があり、大きな芝生の公園があり、小さな武蔵野の雑木林がある。天気が良いとお弁当を持って、好きな本を持って芝生に寝転ぶ。これ至福。ただ、アルコールは持ち込み禁止です。ジョギングもダメ。 It is the Oasis in the center of Tokyo. Very few Japanese people because it is not well known place as scenic place yet. Many of them are elders. But many of the visitors are from overseas. Beautiful garden with lots of local...More

Thank ISHIGAKISANGO
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Miche056
8 April 2018|
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Response from M V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but we went on an organized tour all around Japan and so a guide was included
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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
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
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