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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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Rainy Day in the Gardens

We took the subway to the Tokyo station and walked to the gardens about 1Km. its free and quite large. We were there for the cherry blossom blooming and it was not crowded as it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the subway to the Tokyo station and walked to the gardens about 1Km. its free and quite large. We were there for the cherry blossom blooming and it was not crowded as it was a rainy cold day in April.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful and beautiful gardens in the centre of Tokyo and they blend in seamlessly with the surrounding Castle Edo ruins. When we were there, the gardens were mainly trees and shrubbery but were still very beautiful. Easy to get to on the Metro and at the time was free entry.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is rare treat with free entry! we took a leisurely stroll around the gardens. Fascinating to see all the workers cleaning up the leaves and flower beds.

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Pasig, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place on the east side of the imperial palace is nice. Lots of cherry blossom, relaxing area, bike areas, and a lot of picture taking.

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Thank albertoaquinok
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent several hours walking around this old site - the birthplace of modern Tokyo. One can still imagine the greatness of this area and the fortress that was the center of Tokyo in the 167th century

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gardens of the Imperial Palace are just one of many gardens to visit in the city of Tokyo. What makes this spot special is a lot of the accompanying history. There are old tower bases which can be climbed, a guardhouse to explore, along with many other historical buildings and ruins on the premises. Keep in mind if you're... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserve in advance this all-in-Japanese tour. The gardens are scrupulously manicured and exquisite. A delightful sunny day activity.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful place to walk and enjoy the greenery. Well manicured lawns, striking architecture and beautifully laid out garden. I visited during Sakura season (when the cherry blossom was out) and it was quite delightful with local people and tourists taking pictures of the trees. It was not overwhelmingly crowded, which I understand is a problem for some of the... More 

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The royal palace, home of the emperor, is off limits, but the imperial gardens are open to the public. Well manicured grounds bounded by giant stone walls and in early spring cherry trees in bloom.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there the weekend that the Blossoms were to be out, but were a little early. It's still an impressive garden and worth walking through. Very serene. Would be great when in full bloom!

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