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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's not worth the visit if you have to expressly go to the area to visit the place. You cannot visit the Palace (reasonable, considering that the royal family leaves there), but the garden is not impressive, maybe because our visit has been in August...More

Thank DOLPHINAAR
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds are quite vast so comfortable footwear is recommended. Area near the ponds is especially picturesque although fairly busy with tourists.

Thank yeemai
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are large and well looked after but not as advertised artistic as many others I have seen in Japan. Still worth a visit as part of history.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we tried to visit the Imperial Gardens surrounding the ruins of the Imperial Palace on a Monday. Because they were closed, we were only able to peek through the gates to get a glimpse of what looked like a beautiful garden, We did take...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance is free but subject to tight security check. Good place to view sakura in full blooms. Large open space for 'hanami' during sakura seasons. The sakura trees are not so closely-packed, unlike the Shinjuku Gyoen gardens. Alight at Otemachi station and walk about 7...More

Thank tham2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strolling through these gardens one cannot help but think of the hundreds of years of history contained within these structures. From the rebuilt defense house, One can imagine archers fending off invaders. The signage of the flora and historical markers makes deepens the experience. Well...More

Thank VIRme
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is in the middle of the city, so expectations need to be tempered - it is not going to look like some kind of nature reserve. That said, I enjoyed my short visit to the place. Had just visited the Tokyo train station, and...More

1  Thank MelvinLin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are lovely and have a lot of museum-style exhibits dotted around so that you can see/enter historical artefacts and buildings.

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like I said impressive but unfortunately you can only see from a distance unless u book a tour with your passport at scheduled times not a rock up and see a lot type of place

Thank mason_fairbrother
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely large park grounds with water and lots of trees. We came to Japan for the Cherry Blossoms and they did not disappoint!

Thank Sus C
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Miche056
April 8, 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
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
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lindatutuko
October 9, 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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