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Imperial Palace East Gardens 皇居東御苑 Japanese Gardens / Jimbocho

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Designed during the Meiji era, the Eastern Gardens of the Imperial Palace have been open to the public since 1968. Sprawling over 210 thousand square meters (approx 52 acres), the green space includes not only traditional Japanese gardens, but a Japanese tea-ceremony room, a small forest, and the stone remains of Edo Castle. You can enter from any of three highly historical gates (Ootemon, Hirakawamon, Kitahanebashimon).

Categories Japanese Gardens
Nearest Station Nijubashi-mae
Address 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-3213-1111
Home Page http://www.kunaicho.go.jp (In Japanese)
Business Hours 9:00am-4:30pm; Closed Mon & Fri
Price Admission: FREE

3 Reviews for Imperial Palace East Gardens


Stephe
  • East Gardens
  • (2008-11-20)
  • The East Gardens are quite pretty with some very nice landscaping. My favorite areas are on the top of the hill, where there is a large green area that *gasp!* you can actually walk on, and the garden that contains a native tree or bush from each of the regions of Japan. However, these gardens are the most popular for tourists in Tokyo, and they show the effects of on-going traffic. On top of tha... Read More

Lissa
  • Imperial Palace East Gardens
  • (2008-03-26)
  • Honestly, I didn't think the Imperial Palace East Gardens were as amazing as they could be. However, I might have gone as the wrong season or it might be that a portion was under construction and kind of tainted the whole experience. It seems that most of it was mainly grass. While it might be a place to take a peaceful walk (although not that peaceful with all of the tourists), it wasn't like... Read More

Ryan
  • Imperial Palace East Gardens
  • (2007-11-23)
  • Built for an emperor. These gardens are definitely worthy of the title, Imperial Palace Gardens because they are beautiful, massive, and extremely well kept. Once you find your way here, you will come upon an area surrounded by a large moat with an enormous stone wall protecting it. When you cross one of the bridges to get in, you can see the gate to where the emperor lives and at the right time s... Read More
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