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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This scenic stroll garden is right in the middle of Tokyo and best of all, it's free. Buy a tasty bento from the Daimaru department store in Tokyo station, and you have a perfect picnic spot. Beautiful Tsutsuji (azaleas) and gorgeous long fin hybrid koi.

Thank CoffeMeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, in central Tokyo, occupy a large area and include the remains of some of the old palace buildings, all enclosed by massive stone walls and moats.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views, huge park, japanese historical constructions, all make you feel back in the Edo period, absolutely lovely for a sunny day walk!

Thank NataliaAyres
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing gardens. It a perfect example of Japanese beauty and peacefulness. Breathtaking and overwhelming. A must!

Thank Riccardo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking along the outside following part of the moat, we finally found a gate to enter the gardens. The gardens were peaceful considering they are in the middle of a huge city. Our time was limited so we only spent about one hour in...More

Thank RBN11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take time to walk this gem of the city. It is large and features multiple structures that require walking up elevation. However, the history on display and the tremendous and breathtaking beauty of the grounds is worth every moment. There are guided tours, but one...More

Thank Sholas007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The imperial palace gardens offered a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo's Ginza district. We arrived early, as the place fills up as the day progresses. Lots of beautiful flowers and photo opportunities! There is also a museum showcasing silk art, which...More

Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The start of many divine Japanese gardens that we visited. So serene, and colourful with all the lovely azalias, fishponds and and rockeries.. A pleasure to visit..

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was nice to stroll in the garden and appreciate the nature in the middle of busy Tokyo. We spent about two hours there and visited many beautiful gardens. There are a few entrances to the garden and we decided to exit at another entrance...More

Thank alexauslee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right now only afrw roses and irisis are flowering which makes this park like just another park. It's a place to stroll and reflect more than enjoy the beauty of a garden. However, unlike other city parks, you don't run inside but outside the garden!!

Thank MsOzz
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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Vinna S
Hi, i'm planning to go to Tokyo in september 2017. i am well aware that it is rainy season, so is it worth visiting this landmark? thanks.
4 February 2017|
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Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
Hi, I'm visiting Tokyo in November and would like to visit the Imperial Palace. But the agency's for the Imperial Palace is not so...friendly or secured. How else can I visit the Palace without making any booking or joining any tour? I just wanna take some nice photographs and enjoy the serenity of the garden.
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
Hi all...I am planning a trip to Japan in January 2017. Was interested to see The Imperial Palace and the gardens but after reading some Trip Advisor reviews , I am not sure if it is worth my time since you don't get to go into any buildings and not sure what it will be like during winter time . Any suggestions or advise would be appreciated. Thanks all in advance.
7 August 2016|
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Response from Mypace | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to tell what it would be like in January. We toured the grounds by ourselves and it was bang in the prime of cherry blossom. The gardens, grounds, waterway and exhibits in a small hall were all definitely worth... More