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Ninomaru Garden, Tokyo

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Garden · Nature / Park
A peaceful oasis in the midst of downtown Tokyo, Ninomaru Garden offers a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Created in 1968, the garden has a historic significance as well. Walk the narrow, winding paths searching for the remains of castle walls, moats, and gates, while enjoying the sights and scents of seasonal flowers--azaleas in spring, irises in summer, and camellias in winter. The pond with slowly-swimming long-finned koi fish attracts photography enthusiasts, especially during Sakura (cherry blossom) season. If you get thirsty, stop by the tea house. Plan to visit Ninomaru Garden and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo planning website.
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  • This is a big place! This visit was in July, so it was HOT, but there were lots of places to get out of the sun. I enjoyed walking around and seeing the manicured trees and shrubs.  more »
  • This Japanese landscape garden it inside the bigger Imperial Palace East Gardens. It's beautiful and has some good shady spots to sit if it's a hot day. A nice garden, but not a standout compared to.....  more »
  • If you go to the East Gardens, you can find this beautiful garden within. Nice to take a walk and look around.  more »
  • An amazing garden! It is incredible how you can find such a tranquil and peaceful spot in the middle of Tokyo. You can come for a walk or stay for half a day, this garden is amazing with the pond, fish, walking paths, trees and different colors. There are also toilets and rest areas nearby
  • Green and quiet walk to escape for a short time the business of the city
  • This whole area is a very nice place to spend the day. There is also a huge open area for you to chill, appreciate and soak in the surrounding beauty. The imperial palace is just next to it so it is very easy to just spend 1 whole day around this part of tokyo. Tip: There will be alot of tourguide in this garden, therefore, just discretely tag along to get detailed history and explanation of the area.
  • Admission is free, and the gardens are very nice. I particularly liked the contrast of seeing the traditional buildings with the skyscrapers outside as a backdrop. We visited on a monday in May, before lunch. While there were a fair number of people inside the gardens, there wasn't a long line to enter. Like most places in Japan, there is a security check to go through before entering, but it was very quick.
  • Very well maintained and big garden. Every tree or plant from Japan is placed and named in the park.

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