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Kokyo Gaien National Garden

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Address: 3-1 Kokyo-gaien, Chiyoda 100-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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A 'samurai on horseback'!

Just across the street from the big open area right outside the south side or the southeast corner of the Imperial Palace, this garden which is also just about a 10-minute walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
Myo M
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Callanish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any visitor to Tokyo has to visit the Meiji Shrine, the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace, the Kannon Temple at Asakusa, and, perhaps, the Skytree. Kōkyo-gaien are the large outer gardens of the Imperial Palace, which are also a public park and contain a bronze monument of Kusunoki Masashige, a 14th-century samurai who fought for Emperor Go-Daigo in the... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Just across the street from the big open area right outside the south side or the southeast corner of the Imperial Palace, this garden which is also just about a 10-minute walk west from Tokyo Station (pretty much all trains and also Metro Marunouchi Line get there) should not be missed on your way to the Imperial Palace's Meganebashi (double-arched)... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you want to see the Imperial Palace, Kokyo Gaien is on its way. Hire a bike if you can to explore it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Imperial gardens were closed due to a holiday but I had my picnic here in the area. You can see the palace in the distance and Nijubashi bridge.

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Tsuchiura, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Lots of pine trees are planted in a center of garden. These are Edo era symbol. Scyscrapers are found over there. Those are current symbol. The contrast is so impressed. This is the best place to go on a picnic for lunch on day off. You must try.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

A small square with some fountains not a lot to see really just across the way are the imperial gardens so if you feel you have to see this go there first

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very peaceful area surrounding the imperial palace with water features and lots of greenery and places to sit and relax.

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

A sheer joy to stroll around this lovely presented garden of 100 hectares or so. Originally part of the Imperial Palace grounds next door they were opened to the public in 1949. It is a delight to walk the pathways and look across the wide expanse of grass and view the hundreds of pine trees that have all been manicured... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

A must see if traveling to Japan. We took the bullet train which allowed us to see much of the countryside. An experience we will never forget!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

On 3rd April my Japanese friends and I started at Tokyo Central Station and walked through this vast area from Wadakuramon Gate to Nijuubashi Bridge; and then to Kusunukiko Rest House right opposite of the bronze statute of Kusunukiko. It was a very windy day. This vast area has many ornamental pine trees donated by many people all over Japan.... More 

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