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“Nice relaxing park in heart of Tokyo - but you need some time if you want to explore the whole inner gardens”

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)
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US$1 450,00*
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9-Day Tokyo and Seoul Highlights from Tokyo
Ranked #7 of 378 things to do in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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. There is the Edo Castle ruins as well as old barracks and guard houses scattered within the gardens. I would recommend only if you have the time to explore, if you are on a short tight schedule may want to skip and just take the photo opps near the Nijubashi Bridge close the Imperial Palace entrance a short walk from the Imperial Gardens.

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 area. I'm sure during Cherry Blossom season the place is beyond beautiful. Was their in June and it was still lovely.

Thank LindaGld
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably nice walk, but nothing special to see versus other parks/sites. Can't see the palace at any point. If you nearby, it's an ok place to spend time, but I wouldn't recommend going out of your way.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw what you were permitted to see at this site and it was very interesting. The Imperial Palace was our first 'tourist' site on our trip to Tokyo and it was all that I expected.

Thank Wxgirl2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came at Winter. Super cold but really worth visiting. This place was spellbinding with its nature. This also a great place to take a picture & have a picnic (not recommended during winter though, you might as well freeze to death). This garden will be super crowded during Spring season, especially during Hanami (picnic to see blooming Sakura).

Thank Priscilla H- R
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