We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3213-1111
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Multi-Day Essential Tokyo and Seoul Tour
More Info
and up
Tokyo City Private Tour by Subway
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“imperial palace” (159 reviews)
“edo castle” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
Write a Review
Reviews (1,455)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

211 - 220 of 793 reviews

Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The beautiful garden from Imperial Palace where you can see several trees, flowers, buildings and if you are looking you can see samurais from the palace training.

Thank Cristina N
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Can miss some in this big place, but don't miss the tower base (that of the main tower which was destroyed by fire in the 17th century; and yes that "base" can still be gone up to enjoy some views of the Garden below &...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Very lovely part of town where you can enjoy some serenity in Tokyo. We visited in July so the trees hadn't turned yet, but I can imagine the sheer beauty of this place in Autumn.

Thank Mealzybug
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The place is superb. Gardens are taken care of and it's free and guided if you need to. It's amazing to see how much trees and life are planted.

Thank lforest
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We visited the gardens years ago in the spring when everything was blooming. This August visit was a disappointment. It was too hot and humid to be walking around the large garden area. The stone walls are impressive and worth a short visit, but other...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We toured the gardens early in the morning. They were peaceful and pleasant, don't get me wrong. But we expected something a little more grand for the Imperial Palace. I realize Japanese gardens are pretty minimalistic, but we've seen other gardens in Japan (Kanazawa, for...More

Thank snelson0929
Reviewed September 11, 2016

It's beautiful and it's free, great to do on a sunny day! Make sure to see everything and learn a thing or two about Japanese History on your way around! A great find and you feel so peaceful here...a go and do it now!

Thank Mattw2012
Reviewed September 6, 2016

A lovely little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The gardens are beautifully set out and a stroll around is definitely recommended. The fact that it is free is even better!

Thank LondonTravelLady
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Enjoyed a morning walk through the nearby Imperial gardens. The grounds were beautiful--and it was interesting to see such a large green space in the middle of ametropolitan city. Slightly reminiscent of Central Park in NYC.

Thank Denver5555
Reviewed August 29, 2016

The garden is free to visit. You will enjoy it even in hot summer. Have fun and try to pass all the routs in the map.

Thank Encieh E
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
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Grand Kitchen
135 reviews
.14 miles away
The Palace Lounge
65 reviews
.11 miles away
Amber Palace
49 reviews
.17 miles away
Sushi Kanesaka
38 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Tokyo Central Railway Station
2,962 reviews
.43 miles away
The National Museum of Modern Art
209 reviews
.41 miles away
Kokyo Gaien National Garden
264 reviews
.20 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Vinna S
February 4, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
October 9, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
August 6, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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