The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Chiyoda
(3.8/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We spent a beautiful sunny morning strolling around these gardens. If I knew what to expect I would have carried some picnic lunch to eat there. These are big gardens with beautiful landscape, and som...  more »
  • A nice walk to be allowed in these gardens, well kept, well worth it. Quiet, peaceful and free, so we recommend it.
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  • The walk around the grounds of the imperial palace will offer you a much better walk. The garden is without interest. The view around is made of skyscrapers. On the other hand all around, you will have the vision of the wall and of life around the Palace. Which is very calm, admittedly. Take rather a tour in Meiji-jingu Park! Stop Harajuku!
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