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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 good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“east gardens” (87 reviews)
“imperial palace” (163 reviews)
“edo castle” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3213-1111
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Perhaps we expected too much! Vast areas of lawn a few old buildings but the gardens themselves lacked planting and colour. For Imperial gardens we were very disappointed.

Thank Brucie32
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is the closest you can get to the imperial palace and you can get a nice walk around. Free visit, early closing time, security reinforced

Thank tronkus
Reviewed 22 October 2016

These are rather grand gardens that form part of the greater Palace area. While they cover a huge area and are very centrally located, we were somewhat surprised by the poor condition of some of the large areas, with extensive weed infestations, vines protruding through...More

Thank jrandsk
Reviewed 21 October 2016

When in Tokyo you should take time to visit the East harden of the Imperial Palace. Check the opening times as it does not open every day. It is a short walk from the Tokyo station and a very well maintained garden with some historical...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Gardens are nice, peaceful indeed, and representative of the culture but I did not find it impressive. Unless you have time to spare in Tokyo, other sites are much more interesting.

Thank MarieTips
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good walking tour with 3 guides for 10 people group. Guides English language was not the best but understandable. Nice touch in the end of the photos in kimono for men and women. East gardens are beautiful. Definitely recommending to visit.

Thank LinaWorldTraveler
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Free beautiful Gardens with great view and a small calligraphy museum. There is even a rose garden and a bamboo garden. This visit was a true plus. By 17:00 it closes.

Thank Aladji A
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Beautiful garden with lush lawns, lots of trees and everywhere seemingly green. Very peaceful and tranquil but there isn't much to do... Lots of people followed the loop, including us and venture up a small hill which turned out to be nothing much to see....More

Thank NV_KYL
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a pleasant walk in the extensive gardens full of trees and a very few flowers in Septmber. There were many fish and Japanese bamboo and a small tea plantation. We recommend it,

Thank Maria1481943
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a lovely space with well tended garden, history and some lovely spots to sit and relax and escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. We left it a bit late in the day as it closes at 4.15 but it really interesting.

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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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
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
7 August 2016|
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Response from cigarron | Reviewed this property |
I would think that a trek through the palace grounds would be a rather nice and relaxing break from the concrete jungles you'll encounter elsewhere in the city. There's plenty of nice buildings to go through right across... More