The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace



Name  The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
Category Garden
Address 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111
Phone number 03-3213-1111
Admission Free (you need keep token given when you eneter and return when you get out)



Main facilities Japanese garden, orchard
Other facilities Lawn, Historical buildings, such walls, entrance gates.
Main flowers and plants Japanese apricot (Plum blossom) : January-February, Peach: March, Cherry (late variety; double petal): Mid April, Azalea (Rhododendron): April-May, Japanese Iris (Iris ensata): June, Bigleaf hydrangea : June-July, Crape myrtle: July-September
Autumn cherry: October-December
Recommended season Spring to summer
Brief explanation The Imperial Palace East Gardens are part of the inner palace area, which used be Edo Castle, and are open to the public. Although none of the main buildings remain today, but some buildings such as moats, walls, entrance gates and several guardhouses still exist. You can relax at center lawn surrounded by many plants including beautiful Japanese Edo style garden with pond and orchard of old variety of fruits.
Remarks You can check flower calendar (English) and flower map (Japanese only) before visiting the gardens.
Opening hours Closed:Every Monday and Friday (open on National Holiday except the Emperor's Birthday, December 23)
In the event that a National Holiday falls on a Monday, the Garden will be closed on the Tuesday immediately following the National Holiday.From December 28 to January 3,From March 1 to April 14 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (entry up to 4:00 p.m.)
From April 15 to the end of August 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (entry up to 4:30 p.m.), From September 1 to the end of October 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (entry up to 4:00 p.m.)From November 1 to the end of February9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (entry up to 3:30 p.m.)
Access The Otemon entrance to the East Gardens is a short walk from Otemachi Station on the Chiyoda, Tozai, Marunouchi, Hanzomon and Mita Subway Lines. It can also be reached in a 10-15 minute walk from Tokyo Station.
Car park information none
Official website English
Official web in Japanese 日本語公式ウェブページ





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