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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.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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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 yesterday via mobile

I got up the Gardens the first day since it was so close to my hotel. The area is large and well designed but unfortunately nothing was quite in bloom yet. However, the place was still moderately full with people wondering about. I'm sure when...More

Thank speedracer211
Reviewed yesterday

The gardens are stunning, and very peaceful. We enjoyed our visit and spent the afternoon wandering through the gardens. There was also a small art exhibit showcasing beautiful Japanese paintings. While I would recommend visiting, they are just gardens, so families with small children may...More

Thank Christina I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a morning tour of the gardens. Summertime so it was hot and humid. Lots of walking but very pretty. Tour guide extremely helpful in explaining the site.

Thank joannebooboolove
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here during cherry blossom season..... OMG!!! The garden is full of flowers, so gorgeous!!! The pictures are just like "postcard". Japanese really know how to take care their gardens, very well maintained. This garden is located in a busy city, surrounded by high-rise buildings....More

Thank travelercass
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had wanted to see this on our visit. It was July and very hot and himid and we had been walking around, so maybe that is why I didn't enjoy as much as i'd hoped. It was easy to find from Tokyo station, signposted....More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I expected that the gardens would be beautiful but were in fact ordinary. Well kept but not worth the trouble.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During the summer , better be prepared to endure the heat and the long walks around the park. You will see a lot of greenery but not so many flowers. You can cool off in several rest houses along the route.

Thank combat66
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have a couple of hours. You may wish to visit those gardens. It is a very nice and quite place in the heart of Tokyo. This will give you a peaceful break in the city visit. It is free of charge so nothing...More

Thank Jlsouchi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tokyo like any other mega city has its traffic problems. The city offers the traveller many varid attractions from which you need to choose carefully if you are on a brief visit only. The attactions to visit are a matter of pesonal taste, but to...More

Thank Wufang
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is very relaxing, a nice afternoon stay under the tree, a good long walk, beautiful Japanese garden. Its a must in the city!

Thank blackmartini
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
4 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 Mypace | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to tell what it would be like in January. We toured the grounds by ourselves and it was bang in the prime of cherry blossom. The gardens, grounds, waterway and exhibits in a small hall were all definitely worth... More