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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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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable excursion. The gardens are delightful, so well manicured and even the public toilets were wonderful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace itself was shut on the day we came here, however we could wonder around the gardens and see a bunch of the sites. We spent about 90 mins here and even in winter thought it was well worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matt_nz1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expansive, green and captivating garden. A real breath of fresh air and well worth a visit as a break.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SundarDelhi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved walking through this precinct. The moat, palace and gardens are definitely worth seeing. Tokyo is a very modern city, but every so often you discover glimpses of the past.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to walk through the gardens to Tokyo station. Peaceful and pleasant with lots of information to read about its history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davehoppy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will find a number of gorgeous gardens in this place, as well as ruins of the original Imperial Palace, which burned down. Free entrance. A must-see on a tour of the Imperial Palace. Include with a stroll around the entire palace area, 5kms in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The east garden is magnificent the history behind it is fascinating. The gardens are so lovely and beautiful this place is worth seeing anytime of the year. The fish are amazing 😉. You could spend at least half a day walking around so make sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roving144190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great contrast to the nearby offices and busy city life.We spent a few hours strolling around the gardens. Take your time and enjoy it.These gardens are so well tended and so quiet.It wasn't overly busy and we were able to stop and look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndyMOz
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We were there recently and the garden was beautiful with the trees turned red and gold. There is wide space so it is not crowded though there was the weekend crowd. The best area is the big lawn in the middle where you can sit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ckyy
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Hi found the gardens very interesting. Having said this it will be different and different seasons. I went at the start of December which meant that the Autumn leaves were still falling. The colours are amazing and its such a quite place to be in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liesl V
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Miche056
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
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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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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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