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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 good44%
  • 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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"imperial palace"
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"edo castle"
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"gardens are beautiful"
in 21 reviews
"east garden"
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"free entry"
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"japanese garden"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"stone walls"
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"otemachi station"
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"sunny day"
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"nice walk"
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"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 2 days ago

Hard to imagine the scene back when the samurai protected the palace, but what a strong historical place to visit. Be advised that the crowds can be a bit overwhelming!

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has beautiful gardens and old structures, the walk around the grounds was delightful with all the flowers out. Well worth a look.

Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Coming to Tokyo, it is of course a must to see the Imperial Gardens (the park) and to see as much of the palace as is can be seen by the public. The park provides for a nice walk and a green oasis in the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We never actually went into the palace itself (I think you need to reserve that far in advance) but we strolled around the gardens which were beautiful. Very relaxing day, a great place to visit in good weather/

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the East Gardens with two volunteers from Go Tokyo. Having the two guides to explain about the buildings and the gardens and outlining the historical context was fascinating. The area is an oasis of calm and the grounds are attractive. I would probably...More

Thank Traveller376
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s nice to walk around the Gardens and check out the different locations of the park. However I think you will get more value if you hire a guide or have an audio guide explaining the history to better appreciate these gardens. Access to the...More

Thank gary w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open to public and is part of the inner palace area. Visit the Japanese style gardens here. The landscape is beautiful and peaceful. You can also enjoy a picnic or break at the open field.

Thank Shi Chuan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first stop on our tour of Tokyo (and Japan). Immediately after we walked in the gate the atmosphere became less harried and more peaceful. To me tt was clear that the gardeners design, plan and work for the long term. For example,...More

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are found right in the middle of the city with all the skyscrapers surrounding them, but it's still so peaceful within them. They're so beautiful, I could've wandered around them for hours! The landscaping was beautifully done, and somehow the old and the...More

Thank GayleGates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around this garden you feel the might of the emperor staring at you. The grounds are immaculate and abut intimidating. I enjoyed the pond view but I found the park too austere for my taste

Thank 134jamalh
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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
5 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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