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

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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These beautiful gardens are located outside of the Imperial Palace. Access...

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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Nice place for a walk

We had a 9 hour layover at NRT and decided to head into Tokyo. This was our first stop after walking over from the train station. Admission was free and we no wait (we were here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a 9 hour layover at NRT and decided to head into Tokyo. This was our first stop after walking over from the train station. Admission was free and we no wait (we were here on a Thursday late morning). The gardens are beautiful and I enjoyed reading about the different stone formation and buildings. It appeared to have... More 

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Camberwell, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cherry Blossum trees were in full bloom whilst we were in Tokyo and this add greatly to the joy of a Japanese Garden. The people of Tokyo are very proud of the garden area

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our guide took us to the lovely gardens and we were so lucky to still have a few of the cherry blossom trees blooming.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the beautiful gardens. Hilly, but doable walk. Lovely city views at the top. Trees galore...spend hours here.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a nice place to stroll around for an hour walk. There are many places within the garden you can go for. We went for Imperial Museum, Shiomizaka Slope and Teshudau Donjan Base.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The East Gardens are huge! I didn't get a chance to explore more than a fraction of the gardens, but had an excellent time seeing the various trees - the cherry blossom trees here are simply stunning. (After a week of seeing cherry blossoms everywhere and getting a bit jaded, these trees were something else.) The old palace gates are... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually took the Tokyo Free Walking Tour through the Gardens, highly recommend that. The Gardens themselves are very well kept and beautiful. Was lucky to be there while Cherry Blossoms were still in bloom which just adds to the whole image. When you add in the historical grounds, moat & buildings some of which housed Samurai or Ninjas!, it... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with hubby as part of a Titan" Essence of Japan" tour. Unfortunately the day we visited we were not able to enter the gardens but good to get a feel of the city and see the perfectly cut pine tress looking like large bonsai! We were fortunate to see what we assumed where royal horses being exercised in the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely garden almost anytime of the year. It includes water features and a heavily wooded walk. I would allow more than the hour we spent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, are an absolute delight. Although the Cherry Blossom season had just finish when I visited the gardens were/are a delight of colour... with so many different aspects of the gardens to explore I spent many hours just walking round taking it all in.. Plus admission is free

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