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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.


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

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

Review of Imperial Palace

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Reviewed:2020/05/07 Gorgeous outdoor area
This beautiful palace, which is surrounded by lush gardens, is incongruously set in bustling Tokyo, yet it evokes a tranquility and calm thats hard to find elsewhere. Its a beautiful place to go...
Reviewed:2020/04/30 The morning run is an experience
Tucked away in the heart of the city, the Imperial Palace is majestic a sight. Made my way for a morning run and it was quite an experience, although the chilly weather was a slight dampener. Would...
Reviewed:2020/04/05 Great outdoor area!
The Imperial Palace open for public only twice a year, one during the New Year, another day is on the Emperor Birthday. However, the view from the outside was lovely. Also, the outdoor Japanese...

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Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda The Imperial Palace East Gardens [map]
Tokyo / Ginza / NihombashiArea
[3/1-4/14] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[4/1 May--Aug. End] 9:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:30)
[9/Jan.--Sep. End] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[10/Jan.--Octo. End] 9:00-16:30 (Admission until 16:00) )
[11/Jan.--Feb. End] 9:00-16:00 (Admission until 15:30)
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), Friday (Open for Public holidays), The Emperor's Birth Sunday, 12/28-1/3
[Admission fee]Free
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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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