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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)

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Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3213-1111
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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These beautiful gardens are located outside of the Imperial Palace. Access...

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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Large gardens - worth a visit if you have some spare time

Entry to the gardens is free, you just have to collect a token from the entrance gate and then return it on your way out. There are better gardens in Japan but if you have spare... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free admission. Beautiful and historical place downtown Tokyo. Remember to pay the Imperial Palace a visit after or before the garden walk. This is a must visit place. Lots of selfie spots. 10-15 minutes walk from the nearest metro-underground station.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a pity we could not cover much of the beautiful gardens, having arrived there at around 3pm. It closes at 4pm. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately I was there at the end of November and the plants were already cut back for the winter. Nevertheless this is an excellent spot to stroll. Would love to see it in the Spring or Summer

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry to the gardens is free, you just have to collect a token from the entrance gate and then return it on your way out. There are better gardens in Japan but if you have spare time or will not have the opportunity of visiting any other gardens whilst in Japan, then do visit. You will need to allow at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THis park is on of the large park of Tokyo. You can smell the history of ancient dynasties of emperors. The arrangement of huge stones is amazing and questions the official story of humankind (like Easter Island, Puma pumku and many other sites). Surrounded by modern buildings, this is a site to visit when in Tokyo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Manicured Japanese style (surprise!) gardens are an explosion of fall color interspersed with impressive stone walls and lovely ponds. We could not see the palace at all, but the gardens themselves were a beautiful walk and included free entrance into a rotating exhibit hall, currently featuring hundreds of years of calligraphy. Admission stops about 30 minutes before sunset.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early as it gets crowded. Massive fortifications, several reconstructed guard houses, large area. Walk to the Donjon for good views, but take an umbrella or wear a hat as there is not much shade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to relax and just enjoy the japanese gardens. Our toddler son was so happy running around on the open space and grass. We enjoyed reading about the history but it was really the gardens that caught our hearts. We went in autumn and it was absolutely beautiful. Beautiful place to switch off and just enjoy the serenity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited in November when the Fall colors were at their peak. Tokyo is a very busy loud City and these Gardens offer a delightful respite. No flowers were in bloom when I was there but the changing leaves were beautiful. This is a very formal Garden outside the main walls of the palace but a beautiful place to calm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in the world for morning jog. In all my visits to Tokyo, i always ensure that i do 1-2 rounds of the Imperial Palace every single morning. Please note that its the norm here that you do the circle anti clockwise.

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