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. Put The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tokyo sightseeing planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    These gardens are a great place to stroll around at your leisure. Make sure you take your camera to get some beautiful pictures of the gardens. Its massive moat and walls are impressive along with som...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    What a wonderful place to visit. It was absolutely beautiful, there is an amazing waterfall area. I just wish I could have found the ice cream stand. Can’t wait to go back.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I'm only giving this 3 stars because for me, it was just a nice walk. Don't expect beautiful trees or a a beautiful garden. It was pretty but nothing spectacular. I did like how it was in the middle o...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    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
  • May 4, 2017
    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.
  • May 21, 2017
    Admission free. Big park. Have picnic with your family. Since it is a part of a castle, don't expect kids playing garden.
  • March 14, 2017
    Difficult to find entrance. Good as garden than as palace. Well maintained area.
  • May 15, 2017
    Very nice for a walk, from one place you can even spot the area of the Imperial Palace (which is not accessible to public).

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