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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)
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$289.52*
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Tokyo City Private Tour by Subway
Ranked #5 of 273 things to do in Chiyoda
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The stone walls were amazing and how they were built, with the stones fitting together with no gaps is amazing.
Well groomed garden, and the ponds with carp clean and the water was clear. Tranquil!

Visited October 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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“Very nice - Ninomaru a must see”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The gardens are very nice, but for me, Ninomaru Garden is the best part. A lovely formal Japanese garden that you could sit in for hours and just relax and take everything in. We went on a Sunday, so it was getting fairly busy by the time we left at 11am. The rest of the gardens are nice, but Ninomaru is definitely worth making your way to.

If interested in gardens and you are this close, also take a look at Hibiya Garden which is also a nice place to visit.

Visited October 2012
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Northaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Parks.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

If you like parks, its a nice enough park, obviously where the locals go on a Sunday afternoon. The Yasukuni Shrine is very close so its easy to do the two together.

Visited October 2012
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Hong Kong
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“Nice walking around the whole palacet”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Too bad that I could not get into the East Garden as it was closed today for a "Concert". However, just by walking one full round of palace for just over 1 hour of around 6 km was a wonderful experience.

Visited October 2012
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Sussex
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“Free walking tour 1 - 3pm every Saturday”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I discovered that you can join an English speaking tour ( leaflet in TIC shop near Tokyo station) you meet in Central Entrance of new Tokyo station - look for someone holding up sign. It starts at 1pm in the station and then makes it way via the fountain garden ( between two moats) and on into the gardens - you get lots of interesting local and historical information all the way on this tour, but you can duck out at any point if running short on time. The gardens are an oasis in the centre of Tokyo and beautifully maintained and very calming. The japanese garden is particularly calming and peaceful. NB the gardens are closed on Monday and Fridays. Taking the free walking tour - with qualified English speaking guides adds to the experience but I would go back on my own too even if just to sit in the gardens and have some quiet time.

Visited October 2012
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