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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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“imperial palace” (189 reviews)
“edo castle” (33 reviews)
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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"imperial palace"
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"edo castle"
in 33 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 21 reviews
"east garden"
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"free entry"
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"japanese garden"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"stone walls"
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"otemachi station"
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"sunny day"
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"nice walk"
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"busy city"
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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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"an oasis"
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Reviewed today

We came at Winter. Super cold but really worth visiting. This place was spellbinding with its nature. This also a great place to take a picture & have a picnic (not recommended during winter though, you might as well freeze to death). This garden will...More

Thank Priscilla H- R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely gardens lots of history, we had an English-speaking guide help us along As the place is pretty sprawling and you could get lost and we didn’t have a ton of time. The history is fascinating we got some of that from the guide some...More

Thank EzraMildewDesireJr
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and were told the gardens are where the Edo Castle once stood. The whole area was a huge complex dating back to the 15th century. You can stroll through the gardens which are divided into different...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hard to imagine the scene back when the samurai protected the palace, but what a strong historical place to visit. Be advised that the crowds can be a bit overwhelming!

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has beautiful gardens and old structures, the walk around the grounds was delightful with all the flowers out. Well worth a look.

Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Coming to Tokyo, it is of course a must to see the Imperial Gardens (the park) and to see as much of the palace as is can be seen by the public. The park provides for a nice walk and a green oasis in the...More

Thank hbj1973
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We never actually went into the palace itself (I think you need to reserve that far in advance) but we strolled around the gardens which were beautiful. Very relaxing day, a great place to visit in good weather/

Thank TaniaB84
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the East Gardens with two volunteers from Go Tokyo. Having the two guides to explain about the buildings and the gardens and outlining the historical context was fascinating. The area is an oasis of calm and the grounds are attractive. I would probably...More

Thank Traveller376
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s nice to walk around the Gardens and check out the different locations of the park. However I think you will get more value if you hire a guide or have an audio guide explaining the history to better appreciate these gardens. Access to the...More

Thank gary w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open to public and is part of the inner palace area. Visit the Japanese style gardens here. The landscape is beautiful and peaceful. You can also enjoy a picnic or break at the open field.

Thank Shi Chuan L
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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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