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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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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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+81 3-3213-1111
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"imperial palace"
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"edo castle"
in 35 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 21 reviews
"east garden"
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"cherry blossoms"
in 48 reviews
"free entry"
in 16 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 28 reviews
"otemachi station"
in 11 reviews
"stone walls"
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"sunny day"
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"busy city"
in 19 reviews
"nice walk"
in 24 reviews
"open to the public"
in 22 reviews
"small museum"
in 10 reviews
"the hustle and bustle"
in 13 reviews
"few hours"
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"japanese history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is in the middle of the city, so expectations need to be tempered - it is not going to look like some kind of nature reserve. That said, I enjoyed my short visit to the place. Had just visited the Tokyo train station, and...More

Thank MelvinLin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens are lovely and have a lot of museum-style exhibits dotted around so that you can see/enter historical artefacts and buildings.

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Like I said impressive but unfortunately you can only see from a distance unless u book a tour with your passport at scheduled times not a rock up and see a lot type of place

Thank mason_fairbrother
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely large park grounds with water and lots of trees. We came to Japan for the Cherry Blossoms and they did not disappoint!

Thank Sus C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst having giant walls and being the site of the Imperial Palace, I expected a lot more. Walking round in the heat to look at a tiny bamboo garden, a tiny orchard and other small sections I felt very underwhelmed. Yes this attraction is free,...More

Thank Cquinn1981
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Closed Fri & Monday so go any other day. Free guided tours by volunteers, but we walked around ourselves. Coffee & souvenir shop. Easy walk. Traditional buildings .(good photos) Free entry.

Thank NihonBaba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive gardens not far from Ginza, easy walking distance. The gardens are so green, many old huge trees, lots of paths and tracks to wander through, old guard houses and look out points including the Eco castle ruins. Plenty to see so allow a few...More

Thank Nunngo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I greatly enjoyed our morning at the Imperial Palace East Gardens. Each building you come across has a plaque outside offering information on the historical use of the structure - although be sure to download the imperial palace app beforehand for a...More

Thank simoneadamiuk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens itself is basically a park inside the inner walls of the place complex. There is a lot of beauty in the trees and flowers and I'm sure it is much better in the autumn with the fall foliage or spring with cherry blossoms....More

Thank CodyDC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No complaints to spend a sunny afternoon walking around the Imperial gardens. Recommend downloading their app, putting your earbuds in to listen to the remarks and history as you walk around the area. Worth trekking through all the walking tours pints. Especially the main garden...More

Thank LindaGld
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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
4 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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