The Imperial Palace is in the center of Tokyo and its size is about 1,150,000 ㎡.
The east garden with an area of about 210,000 m2 on the east side of the Imperial Palace is the Imperial Palace attached garden, centered on the "Honmaru" and "Ninomaru" of the former Edo Castle.
* The pronunciation of Japanese is "Kokyo Higashi Gyoen", the Japanese notation is "皇居東御苑".
The main gate of Edo castle "Otemon Gate (大手門)". It is 15 minutes from central station entrance of Tokyo station.
we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.
- We will post photos in the order of guide maps that can be received in the park -
There are many foreign tourists on weekdays.
These are few part of many 'Kokyo Higashi Gyoen (皇居東御苑)' photos.
There are police officers at each gate, and there are cases where baggage is checked.
"Shachi (Killer whale)" who was riding in the former Otemon Gate "Watari-yagura (渡櫓)" that was destroyed in the war damage of 1945.
Shachi (鯱 / Killer whale).
The current "Shachi (鯱 / Killer whale)"
"Watariyaguramon Gate (渡櫓門)" was damaged by the air raid during the Pacific War and was rebuilt in 1967.
It is the solid door where a lot of tacks of big iron were banged on.
"Reception desk" on the entrance of Otemon Gate side.
A museum opened to the public since 1993.
There are two shops in the 'Kokyo Higashi Gyoen (皇居東御苑)'. This is a "Ote resting place (大手休憩所)".
Let's get the in-garden map with this "Ote resting place (大手休憩所)".
I saw a lot "the many foreign tourist who lost the way without having a guide map".
This is a Dojo (道場) in the Imperial Palace. The name of the dojo is "済寧館".
Dojo (道場) is a place to teach and practice martial arts.
The Ruins of "Ote Sanno-mon Gate (大手三の門 / Three Gate)".
Ishigaki (stone wall) is relatively low, but it is still big compared to humans!
Doshin-bansho (同心番所 / Old Guards House) area.
There are three "Bansho (番所 / Old Guards House)" in all.
This is the first "Bansho", so it seems there was a 'low position' security personnel.
This place is a large area with "Hyakunin-bansho (百人番所 / Old Guards House)".
Very big Ishigaki (石垣 / stone wall).
"Hyakunin-bansho (百人番所)" It is a checkpoint in Edojo castle (江戸城).
At this checkpoint, every 100 people were on a shift system.
"Hyakunin-bansho (百人番所)" means a guard house with 100 people.
This area is a fine gravel road. Because summer is hot, please do hydration.
To the Honmaru (本丸) area!
[CHIYODA-KU] Kokyo Higashi Gyoen (皇居東御苑)
- Address : 1-1, Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Phone : 03-3213-1111
- Time ： 9:00am - 16:00
- Closed days ： Monday and Friday , New Year's Holiday (from December 28 to January 3 of the following year)
- Admission fee : Free
- Access : To Otemon Gate (大手門)...
Subway "Otemachi Station (大手町駅)" 5-minute walk.
JR,Subway "Tokyo Station (東京駅)" 15-minute walk.