The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Chiyoda

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To escape the hustle of urban life in Tokyo, duck into The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and appreciate the serenity of this expansive public space. Once part of a Tokugawa shogun's palace grounds, the gardens are surrounded by a moat and contain carefully maintained Japanese maples and other plants, as well as several peaceful ponds and trails. Prepare to do a lot of walking, and seek out the original palace walls, which still stand within the gardens. With our custom trip planner, Tokyo attractions like The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was a gorgeous place to relax knowing that Tokyo was bustling around you. The gardens are extensive with plenty of things to see. You can relax sitting on the grass (something you can't do in a l...  more »
  • Started walking in a sunny morning around 9 before shops open. Although it's not the best season, and bloom of iris is almost over , the pond area was great. Btw, this garden is a good spot for pokemo...  more »
  • well worth the effort - a warm day when we were there, but easy walk and beautiful gardens and lawns, with significant history all around - impressive indeed  more »
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  • Great park with many gardens to escape the busy city. Some very historic areas, and ruins. Free to visit. Also there is a free landscape painting museum inside. Definitely worth a wander around
  • The gardens are beautiful (I was there in April), and the entry is free. It is definitely a good option. The area around the gardens is very nice and it feels like a nice escape inside the giant city.
  • Admission free. Big park. Have picnic with your family. Since it is a part of a castle, don't expect kids playing garden.
  • Difficult to find entrance. Good as garden than as palace. Well maintained area.
  • Very nice for a walk, from one place you can even spot the area of the Imperial Palace (which is not accessible to public).