The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is a public garden of the Imperial Palace created from Edo Castle’s innermost circles of defense, the honmaru (main pavilion), ninomaru (secondary pavilion), 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 at no fee. Many foreign visitors enjoy seasonal plants such as cherry blossoms and colour changing leaves in Autum. Some roads are so steep that wheelchair users can't go through except the slope from Ohbansho to Honmaru. There are some voluinteer tour guides, then you can join the tour if you reserve them in advance.


1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


EntranceAlmost flat
InsideAlmost flat.  Some slopes are so steep thet wheelchair users are banned to go through there.
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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