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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  • Large complex with lots of trees. Pack a hat and drinks in any case, if it's hot, because while exploring the garden you get tdir full load Sun...
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  • While in Tokyo we took the opportunity to see the famous palace. From Tokyo station it took about 15 minutes brisk walking to the palace. Imperial Palace in Tokyo is located in the central region of t...  more »
  • The space here is really no end you walk a lot, but there is plenty of peace and quiet, surrounded by commercial skyscrapers worth spending after seeing the Tokyo Central station. Inside you could not only enter the organized groups.
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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).

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