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“Oasis in a big city”

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)
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$1,450.00*
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Multi-Day Essential Tokyo and Seoul Tour
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$301.74*
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Tokyo City Private Tour by Subway
Ranked #6 of 300 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.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

You can remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. The gardens are lush in a historical setting. It is difficult to take in the historical buildings (no access) and they underplay the history of the location. Still a good place to get out and walk. I suspect spring or fall would be better than hot/humid summer.

Thank Ross C
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We thought there is something special but there was really nothing very interesting to see, just green bushes everywhere. The nearest stop is Otemachi station. Wear comfortable shoes and bring along water bottle. You might need mosquitoes repellent too.

1  Thank Jiajiabinks
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

It was a nice place to take a walk and take a few pictures. it was free to get in. Not really much to see. We were there in the summer so it was very hot and humid and very little shade. It was very clean and not crowded (maybe because of the hear).
It was in the central part of Tokyo and close to the subway.
What I found neat about it was that it was in the middle of the city.
We walked to the park from our hotel with all the people hurrying to the subways and trains.

Thank Laurie Z
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Overall, there is nothing there to do bit walk and enjoy the garden if that is your thing then you will enjoy it. It was free to get in in July because they are renovating many of the gardens. You cannot go up in the tower to see mt Fuji either.

Thank Albert N
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is the most wonderful example of Japanese gardens and architecture. If you are a student of any discipline which requires an understanding of perspective and public space, come here. Every direction you look, you gain new understanding of the aesthetics do space, color, balance and so much more.

1  Thank _iJane_
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