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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)
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$304.10*
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Tokyo City Private Tour by Subway
Ranked #6 of 397 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 11, 2018

It's not worth the visit if you have to expressly go to the area to visit the place. You cannot visit the Palace (reasonable, considering that the royal family leaves there), but the garden is not impressive, maybe because our visit has been in August and apparently it is nicer in Spring time. The entrance is free though

Thank DOLPHINAAR
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are quite vast so comfortable footwear is recommended. Area near the ponds is especially picturesque although fairly busy with tourists.

Thank yeemai
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The gardens are large and well looked after but not as advertised artistic as many others I have seen in Japan. Still worth a visit as part of history.

Thank John G
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Unfortunately we tried to visit the Imperial Gardens surrounding the ruins of the Imperial Palace on a Monday. Because they were closed, we were only able to peek through the gates to get a glimpse of what looked like a beautiful garden, We did take pictures of the remains of the fortress wall, the buildings, and the moat from the outside. Hopefully next time we can visit on another day!

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Entrance is free but subject to tight security check. Good place to view sakura in full blooms. Large open space for 'hanami' during sakura seasons. The sakura trees are not so closely-packed, unlike the Shinjuku Gyoen gardens. Alight at Otemachi station and walk about 7 min to this palace garden. The Nijubashi Bridge outside the palace is a good place to take photo of the palace.

Thank tham2015
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