The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Garden where Old meets New

Old Green
Green of tradition and history

Located in the center of the capital city Tokyo, the extensive gardens of the Imperial Palace are enveloped in lush greenery. The gardens were once the gardens of Edo Castle. The palace landscape is dotted with attractive elements such as a Japanese garden, widespread lawns, a rose garden and bamboo forest. Here you can enjoy seasonal flowers including cherry blossoms.

Pines of Hakucho-bori Moat. The pines, which remain green even in winter, symbolize perpetual youth and long life in Japan. The trees are representative of auspicious trees. Texture of the leaves is beautifully expressed by the afternoon sunshine.
Horse-drawn carriage passed through the Ninomaru Thicket to take ambassadors to and from the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials.

Something Green

Ninomaru Thicket. It was restored at the behest of Emperor Showa (Hirohito) to preserve disappearing greenery of Tokyo.
Old meets New

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The views of the skyscrapers of Marunouchi visible beyond the beautiful stone wall, which reflects an image of Edo Castle, provide a sense of “Old meets New” and the strong vitality that comes from it.

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

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Tokyo Sta. on JR or Subway (M17) Otemachi Subway Sta.(T09,M18,Z08,C11,I09)

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