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“Too crowded but really beautiful still”

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)
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$1,450.00*
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9-Day Tokyo and Seoul Highlights from Tokyo
Ranked #7 of 368 things to do in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

For English speakers, this is a great place to visit. One of the places with backgrounds written in English. Really helpful and it's a nice place to see and enjoy.

Thank KahWee T
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Duh, who wouldn’t want to see where the Emperor of Japan lives? Though the Palace itself isn't open to the public for obvious reasons, the gardens and ground surrounding the palace itself is open to tourism. Beautiful, that’s all I can say. The history of each landmark on the palace ground dating back to beyond the 1600s kept me in awed.

Thank TracyN945
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Part of the palace grounds that is open to the public, there is no ' palace ' , just sites of the old guard house , dungeon , some meeting sheds .The garden is hugh though n with beautiful landscape. It would be most fantastic during cherry blossom time , but I was there in late April n the Sakura has ' finished ' Nice view of Tokyo city if you could walk up to any high point within the area. Could not see any swans in the lake .

Thank mohzan
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had missed the cherry blossoms as they had an unseasonably early blooming and then rains right before our arrival. However, the park is well worth visiting The gardens are absolutley beautiful and some wonderful history as well. It is right across from Tokyo Station and an easy walk. The swans int he moat were beautiful--a must to see, although don't expect to see a big imperial palace --not visible or cant get to see it

Thank travelmika
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We went around the gardens from Hibiya Park until our feet ached and we decided to find a place to eat nearby. There are lots of restaurant in Tokyo but we just can't find a place which can accommodate 12 people without prior reservation.

Thank Ofelia P
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