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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.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to far more impressive gardens in Tokyo and were a little disappointed here. It is a pleasant distraction from busy Tokyo, but would not go out of my way to go there again.

Thank debrariedel
Reviewed 3 days ago

The East Garden of the Imperial Palace is serene and a good place to stroll and just relax. Located in the middle of the bustling Tokyo Metro, it is amazing that such a historic site exist in the middle of modern city.

Thank phalanxye
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sunday, the city centre around the East Garden is closed to traffic. Free bicycle rental for rides. Wonderful and romantic activity. The tandem bicycle is free and can have great fun for family and couples.

Thank crypegcry13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a chance to go inside accidentally. It was a 1-1/2 hour walk with interpretation and descriptions and it was fantastic!!!

Thank Agampodi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Maronouchi area, this place is huge quite area, when entering the gardens there is lots of green areas. Impression is many locals go there to relax, area is very quite and relaxing so good place to go to escape Tokyo hazzle and buzzle....More

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired a guide to show us the sights of Tokyo and we spent around 90 minutes just walking through the vast expanse of the gardens. It was so quiet it was hard to believe we were in the centre of Tokyo. Unfortunately due to...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful but be careful to check the opening times. Right in the middle of the city, Lots of people but it is free.

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is probably not the best place to be on a hot day, as there are wide areas with little or no shade. As far as "historical interest" there are old guard shacks, the Edo Castle ruins, parts of...More

Thank Arvilla F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't get inside the gates but you still should at least see the grounds. I have strolled here on a previous trip. It is something that every visitor to the city needs to experience.

Thank nanatravels2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Tokyo we took the opportunity to see the famous palace. From Tokyo station it took about 15 minutes brisk walking to the palace. Imperial Palace in Tokyo is located in the central region of the city, the Chiyoda area, and is the main...More

Thank nourqamaara
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
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
4 February 2017|
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Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
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
7 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