Tokyo Imperial Palace Ninomaru Gardens （東御苑の二の丸庭園）
The public Japanese garden of the Tokyo Imperial Palace can be found in the secondary circle of defense of the palace, the Ninomaru (second circle).
This is the place where the most important palace buildings once stood.
The Edo castle was the residence of the shoguns of the Tokugawa shogunate between 1603 and 1867, but also the Meiji emperor resided here before moving to the Imperial Palace “next door”.
The grounds of the real Imperial Palace are only open to the public on New Years Day and the Emperor’s birthday (February 23).
Wall building types
How to visit
Around the Imperial Palace
14 pages full of information about the Ninomaru Garden
32 pictures of the garden
The eBook is delivered as PDF and mobi as a small present.
How to get there
The closest station on the Yamanote line is Tokyo main station.
April-August: 9am – 5pm
September, October, March: 9am-4:30pm
Closed on Mondays, Fridays and New Year (Dec 28 to Jan 3).
EN: Tokyo, Chiyoda-Ku, Chiyoda 1-1