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

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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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1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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All reviews imperial palace edo castle gardens are beautiful east garden cherry blossoms otemachi station free entry japanese garden sunny day busy tokyo nice walk stone walls bustling city open to the public the hustle and bustle small museum few hours
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Reviewed today

The East Gardens were very serene, making for a lovely morning stroll. When we visited, it was more crowded than I expected. I think this may be a spot that tour groups frequent. However, the crowds did not mar our visit. At the entrance they...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well laid out gardens that are popular with tourists. Interesting buildings to look at and the walls are huge. Large Koi pond is especially worth a look

Thank Partick H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We accessed the gardens from Tokyo station from where it was a short walk to the entrance. Everything is clearly labelled and a map in English, which we found very useful, was provided. The Imperial Palace app was very helpful and made our visit even...More

Thank Piglet47
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place provides a respite from Tokyo's busy city. The gardens have smaller, specialised sections and is free to visit. It's a great way to spend an hour or so.

Thank BangkokAndy1976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was just average. Well manicured and some interesting spots, but does not hold a candle tip the Shinjuku Gyoen gardens. Entry is free.

Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teenagers loved the walk around the gardens .. you may not be able to get up close and personal with the palace but remember it’s still someone’s home and the gardens are simply beautiful. Japan really does have beautiful green spaces and it was lovely...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked around the gardens and noticed the huge stones originally used to support structures and original gates and security accommodation and offices remain.The 100 year old (not in use) Tea House features near a pond. Overall the East Gardens was satisfactory but appeared unkept.

Thank Noel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are well maintained and very pretty with some unusual trees and plants. Nice and clean, worth seeing.

Thank traveller77722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth visiting these gardens. Just don't expect to see sights of the palace. The gardens are nice and there is a fair bit to see. Would have been nice to see just a little bit of the palace to complete the visit.

Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really serene place to visit in tokyo,well kept gardens,no sign of litter,as in the rest of japan,not to many visitors spent a good 2 hours walking around ,well worth a visit,highly recommended l

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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
Vinna S
5 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