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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.
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  • Average17%
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“edo castle” (32 reviews)
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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 14 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky when we visited to have some Japanese Uni Students as our guides. As part of their course they had to practice their English skill on Western tourists. This certainly made the visit very interesting as they could explain some history of the...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We walked slowly through these beautiful gardens on a sunny day in November - well worth a viait. The gardens are expertly laid out - as one might imagine. Persimmon trees were laden with fruit - quite a sight. We decided to view them under...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Well maintained and awesome! As it should be as it is a part of the emperors palace grounds. Beautiful!

Thank Kat562
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Free admission. Beautiful and historical place downtown Tokyo. Remember to pay the Imperial Palace a visit after or before the garden walk. This is a must visit place. Lots of selfie spots. 10-15 minutes walk from the nearest metro-underground station.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It was a pity we could not cover much of the beautiful gardens, having arrived there at around 3pm. It closes at 4pm. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

Thank Normawati S
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Unfortunately I was there at the end of November and the plants were already cut back for the winter. Nevertheless this is an excellent spot to stroll. Would love to see it in the Spring or Summer

Thank Eaglespro
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Entry to the gardens is free, you just have to collect a token from the entrance gate and then return it on your way out. There are better gardens in Japan but if you have spare time or will not have the opportunity of visiting...More

Thank SPS S
Reviewed 26 November 2016

THis park is on of the large park of Tokyo. You can smell the history of ancient dynasties of emperors. The arrangement of huge stones is amazing and questions the official story of humankind (like Easter Island, Puma pumku and many other sites). Surrounded by...More

Thank peter c
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Manicured Japanese style (surprise!) gardens are an explosion of fall color interspersed with impressive stone walls and lovely ponds. We could not see the palace at all, but the gardens themselves were a beautiful walk and included free entrance into a rotating exhibit hall, currently...More

Thank arhie
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Go early as it gets crowded. Massive fortifications, several reconstructed guard houses, large area. Walk to the Donjon for good views, but take an umbrella or wear a hat as there is not much shade.

Thank HolidaygirlBrisbane
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
4 February 2017|
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Response from Encieh E | Reviewed this property |
of course. you should not miss it
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
7 August 2016|
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Response from cigarron | Reviewed this property |
I would think that a trek through the palace grounds would be a rather nice and relaxing break from the concrete jungles you'll encounter elsewhere in the city. There's plenty of nice buildings to go through right across... More