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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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We went to this garden before we went to Taylor Swift's Reputation concert at Tokyo Dome. The place is lovely during fall (late November). You can have a relaxing walk and there are several place where you can take good photos. There is also a...More

Thank MonicaMirjana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day when we were there. Nice to walk around the park and see both locals and tourists enjoying themselves. Good place to have a picnic, if the weather permits.

Thank sourcola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot enter buildings but the gardens are pretty and peaceful even in late November. Go at opening time at 9am to avoid the crowds.

Thank shelleyc398
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tranquil place. Nice walk through the gardens and it was fun looking at the huge stones making up the walls and ramparts, but the place was probably even more photogenic from the outside. The irises not blooming till July but it was interesting to see...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a weekend and had a short queue (for security bag checks) and to get a ticket - access is free. A couple of historic buildings remain and it is a pleasant respite from the bustle of Tokyo.

Thank Bouffer9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pleasant place to stroll, and it’s free. You’ll get glimpses of the palace, plus it’s a nice contrast between the park and the surrounding skyscrapers. For us, not a ‘must do’ for Tokyo but still enjoyable.

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens close to CBD . Relaxing and very photographic. Plenty of places to sit. Children can run around on the large grassed area. A few places to buy food and drinks. Plenty of toilet stations. Wheelchair accessible

Thank 3heather
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice wide expanse of ground with numerous trees and paths You can see the modern buildings as a backdrop to the park. There is a lovely little pond with many koi of different colours. The silver and yellow ones were huge Climbing up a little...More

Thank SGC60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the flora exhibit open to the public six days a week and is worth going though any season of the year for it is ever changing from cherry blossoms to bare trees.

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens make for an interesting walk, but compared to other Asian gardens, they are nothing to write home about. There is a small art gallery at the entrance that is included in the price of the ticket and worth a visit, which does not...More

Thank Davo60
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8 April 2018|
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Response from mvine42 | 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