Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda

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#34 of 1,334 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Encircled by a picturesque moat and home to many renowned sites, the historic Kitanomaru Park makes a great location for a quiet stroll or a peaceful picnic in the sunshine. With relics of the famous Edo Castle dotted around the park--including the moat and castle gates--contrasted against the science and modern art museum now standing at the park, you can get a sense of the past melded with the future. Consider hiring a boat for a lazy row on the water, drifting beneath towering sukura trees. If you choose to visit around mid-May, be prepared to compete for space with other tourists here to admire the blossoming trees. Birdwatchers might want to bring along their binoculars, as the park houses many interesting avian species. Make Kitanomaru Park a centerpiece of your Tokyo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tokyo attractions planning site .
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  • Location field trip when I was a kid. Flowers are really beautiful. No condition so nothing to worry about and the children go.
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  • Yasukuni Shrine and chidorigafuchi moat and Sakura along one of the city's attractions. Keep the Imperial Palace Gardens and the sense of unity, cinnamomum camphora, castanopsis cuspidata var. sieboldii, successional planting are evening flowing lawns and ponds are arranged, in the autumn and the autumn.
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  • And the view from here is green, very nice I think. Also, I think here the atmosphere is very good!
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  • This park was accidentally discovered during last year’s visit to Chidorigafuchi, during cherry blossom 🌸 season. Well maintained park with free entry. Great place to spend a relaxing picnic with families and friends. Visited during late November to enjoy the beautiful autumn sun and 🍂 colors, during a wonderful sunny day. Highly recommended!!!
  • Less popular park but it is indeed a very nice place to chill out. The grass is so thin and smooth. Please keep it clean after your meal. The toilet is enough and not too dirty. Easy walk from Kudanshita station.
  • Free entry, clean, good spot for hanami. One complaint though: lack of vending machines if you feel thirsty. Walking distance to other attractions such as the palace garden
  • This location we accidentally found when we were leaving the Arts and Crafts Museum. It was our favorite park in all of Tokyo! So do not miss it. Now large but makes up for its size by the quality of the vegetation and serenity of the location. We were there in early August and the vegetation was at its height of a rich green color. All shades of green are here at this time and prepare your eyes for them by looking at the different locations and how the green color changes as you move from open field to shaded woods. The paths are well places for this exercise. Very relaxing location and perfect for you family. Now allot walking as this park is really small but we felt is was a perfect size for an hour visit.
  • My friend lives somewhere over here so that must mean its pretty cool! I approve, I like.
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