Tokyo Sights

Imperial Palace Outer Garden (Kokyo-Gaien)

  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

When the office buildings of the Meiji government were moved from this area in 1899, the whole expanse along the east side of the palace was turned into a public promenade and planted with 2,800 pine trees. The Outer Garden affords the best view of the castle walls and their Tokugawa-period fortifications: Ni-ju-bashi and the Sei-mon, the 17th-century Fujimi Yagura watchtower, and the Sakurada-mon gate. From 10 to 3 on Sundays, the road between the Outer Garden and Palace is closed to traffic and the reception desk near the south end of the garden lends bicycles for free.

Sight Information

Address:

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 12/10/2015

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Tokyo

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.