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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  • You are looking for real's Edo castle ruins: cart before the horse. Seeing the tower had to be rebuilt from burned down in the great fire of meireki. Than the other Castle stone was loaded with a large stone. Glimpsing the Tokugawa authority. Most Tokugawa and Toyotomi are not like that. It would be objective and there are lots of things to see in addition to the Castle differ in seasonal flowers. From February to March is plum. Emerge first from takebashi jingyang Hirakawa-Mon gate, is a plum Grove hills. Red and white plum blossoms bloom during the cart before the horse to climb here. Up the slope and spread in front of the square Tower and the cart before the horse. Through the side of the Tower, headed the fujimi-tamon Yagura rose garden. It would be pretty awful summer. To be revisited. Fujimi-tamon, alley was a corridor of pine trees and famous Ronin, head to the fujimi-Yagura. 3-tier Tower is a turret side view from beyond the gate with moat. From coming down the Hill, University constructed a hundred concentric constructed, constructed from exiting to the ninomaru garden. Wrapped around the Imperial Palace cherry 4 months at least once a stunning landscape. Illusion of looking out from the 卯木 River on the gate finally came out from the main gate, but from watching the calm I felt. Now Japan 100 meijo domination. Wadakura resting in the end Stan.
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  • A lovely place to go and eat a packed lunch. We visited in winter, so no flowers to see, but lots of beautiful greenery.  more »
  • The various flowers in every season, at the beginning of February was at plum. Check out full bloom this spring, many flowers bloom in spring, so the visit is also good.
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  • Visited this garden in autumn, which is located just next to the Imperial Palace. The garden itself is incredibly vast, with different sections and remnants from the Edo period. Took me almost two hours to cover the entire garden. Unlike the Imperial Palace that needs a registered guided tour, this garden is open to the public for free, you just have to let guards check your bag and take a visitor pass. Quite a relaxing place to just walk and relax away from the busy life of Tokyo, admiring scenery and just people watching. The entire place is serene and quiet, perfect if you enjoy the nature and want to take a step back into history. Imagine the place to look very different according to the seasons. Overall would recommend the place to soak in the Japanese air and nature. Just bring a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated.
  • I have gone on a special tour several times with the plant specialist named Mr. Nagareo, who is a volunteer. He knows so many different plants, and was able to tell us a lot about the garden, the seasons, culture, and other aspects. I really appreciate the docents and hope they keep this system forever.
  • Very calm and peaceful place to spend your time. It is not usually crowded. Admission is free. You can easily spend hours walking around and exploring the gardens , the different sections and see the remnants of the Edo period. It easily took me two hours to walk around the entire garden. They have AC rest rooms available around the garden to rest. It is a beautiful place to spend your time away from the hustle of the city. Must visit place.
  • Beautiful park in the heart of a downtown metro area. I went in the winter time so I certainly missed out on the full experience but I still recommend going whenever visitors are able to.
  • Definitely worth a visit, especially on a Sunday when the arean surrounding becomes pedestrianised. The history around the palace and garden is unreal.

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