The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is located three-minutes walk from Otemachi, which is a public garden of the Imperial Palace created from Edo Castle’s innermost circles of defense, the honmaru (main circle), ninomaru (secondary circle), and sannomaru. You can see Japanese gardens, facilities related to the Imperial household and historic remains such as remains of the Edo Castle. It is open to the public for free, and not only Japanese but many visitors from abroad enjoy seasonal plants like cherry blossoms and autumn leaves in this garden. Some roads are designated so that wheel chair users can go easily while there are graveled paths near moats and some steep slopes in this garden. Regarding foreign language service, you can take a guide tour in English if you book in advance.


1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


EntranceAlmost flat
InsideAlmost flat. Considerably steep slope to Tenshukaku Donjon Base.
ParkingNo parking near entrance. Use parking in nearby buildings.
AccessAlmost flat
The road in the park is paved
Available language
Volunteer Guide: English(Contact in advance, for it depends on the staff availability.)
Nearest stationOtemachi: Tokyo Metro (Chiyoda Line, Tozai Line, Marunouchi Line, Hanzomon Line), Toei (Mita Line)
Elevator between platform and ticket gateElevator available
Elevator between ticket gate and outsideTozai Line, Hanzomon Line, Chiyoda Line, Mita Line: Elevator available
Marunouchi Line: No elevator but chair lift available
Recommended route
From exit B1 elevator, go through passage to Otemon and reach the entrance

Neighborhood facilities

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