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

1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3213-1111
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“imperial palace” (189 reviews)
“edo castle” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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+81 3-3213-1111
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"imperial palace"
in 189 reviews
"edo castle"
in 33 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 21 reviews
"east garden"
in 39 reviews
"free entry"
in 16 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 28 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 47 reviews
"stone walls"
in 11 reviews
"otemachi station"
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"sunny day"
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"nice walk"
in 22 reviews
"busy city"
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"open to the public"
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"small museum"
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"peaceful place"
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"the hustle and bustle"
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"an oasis"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The free guided tour (English guide available) lasts about 2.5 hours and you must stay with your guide. However, the garden is part of the Imperial grounds so you must present your passport (no facsimiles) to be cleared to enter.

2  Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ! its beautiful with lots of diffrrent type of trees and flowers. After the walk, can have a rest at the cafe for a nice slice of cake and ice cream too. the environment are so prefect to have few friends sit togather for...More

1  Thank yuonneteoh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Garden with serene and pleasant atmosphere. Great number of Trees and Flowers of different hues. Typical Japanese bonsai trees can be found here. Little man-made ponds abounding with colourful fishes. Camera is a must at this place. Sakura season is best time of the year...More

1  Thank shahanianup
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive main entrance over the Imperial Palace moat set the scene. Fabulous family orientated garden which on the day we visited was well used by tourists & locals alike, nice to see. Even the grass was being used for picnics & workers lunching. Beautifully laid...More

Thank Maurticia51
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a sunny day. Pretty gardens to stroll. It is an oasis in the center of Tokyo. This is a great way to relax in a bustling, fast paced Tokyo.

Thank yannis63
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If visiting Tokyo, this is a must. Breaking news, the irises are just opening and beautiful. Download the app before you go... it takes time to set up. It will give you a light tour of the gardens and an historical explanation of the location....More

1  Thank Reasonable50
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are an easy walk from Tokyo station and there are more paths to roam than we had time for. There are many beautiful flower beds and it's wonderful to be able to escape from the high rise buildings and have a restful time...More

Thank wendya18
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

East Gardens of Imperial Palace sounds like wow, but actually they are very average. Seems they are lacking for money flow to upkeep the place.

Thank Ruben R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other than some azaleas, there was little blooming in the East Gardens. Pretty much disappointing. We have been to Japan and these gardens previously when more flowers were blooming, but not this time.

Thank C2J4H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this garden 7 years ago and it was well maintained, this time I was very disappointed. There were so many overgrown weeds it took away from the beauty of the gardens. There were still a lot of people visiting though.

1  Thank Jelly_au
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Miche056
8 April 2018|
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Response from M V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but we went on an organized tour all around Japan and so a guide was included
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Vinna S
4 February 2017|
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Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
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lindatutuko
10 October 2016|
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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
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