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Imperial Palace East Garden皇居東御苑

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The Imperial Palace East Garden was created on land that had formerly formed part of the Honmaru, Ninomaru and Sannomaru zones of Edo Castle, during the construction of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo; the East Garden is open to the public. A number of historical remains and vestiges of Edo Castle can be seen in the East Garden, including part of the Tenshu-dai (the foundation platform for the castle’s main tower), the Ote-mon Gate, the Hyakunin Bansho guardhouse, etc., and as a result the East Garden attracts large numbers of both overseas and domestic tourists. The East Garden also has a wealth of natural beauty, including the “Prefectural Trees” presented to the Garden by every prefecture in Japan, making it a popular place for a stroll or just to sit and relax.

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Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda The Imperial Palace East Gardens (Tokyo / Ginza / NihombashiArea)

phone 0332131111
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[3/1-4/14] 9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
[4/1 May-Aug. end] 9:00-18:00 (Admission is until 17:30)
[9/Jan.-Sep. end] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[10/Jan.-Oct. end] 9:00-16:30 (Admission until 16:00 )
[11/Jan.-Feb. end] 9:00-16:00 (Admission is until 15:30)

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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/28 Beautiful place for walking
This beautiful garden in the middle of the city is so amazing. Took a morning walk there and it made a great start to the day. It is so peaceful and the gardens are amazing even in the winter...
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Very nice tour
The tour takes about an hour, and contrary to much of the information available, it was easy to walk up without a reservation and join an English speaking tour. The tour takes about an hour, and we...
Reviewed:2019/12/23 Tedious
We walked up from Tokyo Station. None of the historic buildings is open to the public. A vast swathe of open land is cultivated only by grass and a single breed of miniature fir tree. None of the...

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Address
Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda The Imperial Palace East Gardens [ map ]
Area
Tokyo / Ginza / NihombashiArea
Phone
0332131111
Hours
[3/1-4/14] 9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
[4/1 May-Aug. end] 9:00-18:00 (Admission is until 17:30)
[9/Jan.-Sep. end] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[10/Jan.-Oct. end] 9:00-16:30 (Admission until 16:00 )
[11/Jan.-Feb. end] 9:00-16:00 (Admission is until 15:30)
Closed
Monday (The next day for public holidays), Friday (Open for public holidays), 12/28-1/3
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 27, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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