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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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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) Reviews
Sadly this was mostly closed so we didn't see thew best bits. There were a few trees in blossom and some very large stone walls and some water surrounded by large stone walls but it wasn't at it's... more »
Lovely start to the morning walking through these gardens. Traditional Japanese garden with a lake, bridge waterfall and lantern are very soothing but with the added bonus of some blossom starting to.... more »
Amazing Gardens and Grounds! The imperial place and its gardens and grounds in the inner palace area are stunning and well worth a visit. I went for a run around the area and while it was hilly, it was worth it. The remains of its castle tower and other ancient structures that once stood towering over Japan reflected a little bit of history of the place. On a lighter note, there was also good food and drinks within walking distance from this attraction.
I came to Japan on a business trip and had a few hours to spend before going to the airport for my flight home. I have heard about the gardens from some co-workers and decided that a little server-side would be gigs before my 24 hours of travel to get home. The gardens were well kept and the stone walls and gates were impressive. I wish it was closer to spring/summer because all of the trees were barren and I imagine it would be beautiful at some point this year, just not early February. So if you are planning a trip to Japan just to see the Royal gardens, wait until spring. If you are here looking for something to go see, it is worth the effort but knife what you're in for depending on the time of year. I really liked the reflection pond.
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