Kokyo Gaien National Garden

A Park Boasting the Beautiful Contrast of City Buildings and Nature

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Park

This park is located in the area outside the Main Gate to Japan’s Imperial Palace. At the center is the Garden Plaza, where green lawns are dotted with about 2,000 black Kuromatsu pine trees.
From the Gaien (“Outer Garden” in Japanese), take in views of Nijubashi, a bridge of historical value. In addition, there are many other sights to see in these gardens, such as Sakurada-mon, a gate designated as an Important Cultural Asset of Japan. There is also an impressive statue of the samurai Kusunoki Masashige in this park.
In the moat surrounding the Imperial Palace, graceful swans can be seen swimming, and in the winter, many migratory birds fly in for a visit.
Within the grounds, there is Wadakura Fountain Park. Outfitted with a fountain and a 30-meter-wide waterfall, it is known as an oasis in the city.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the nature of all four seasons in the middle of Tokyo.
  • Observe historical structures situated in the gardens.
  • The contrast of nature with urban office buildings is beautiful.
  • Jogging is popular along the 5 km path around the Imperial Palace.

Photos

  • Nijubashi Bridge

    Nijubashi Bridge

  • Kokyo Gaien National Garden

    Kokyo Gaien National Garden

  • Statue of Kusunoki Masashige

    Statue of Kusunoki Masashige

  • Sakurada-mon Gate

    Sakurada-mon Gate

  • Spring Sakura Cherry Trees

    Spring Sakura Cherry Trees

  • Wadakura Fountain Park

    Wadakura Fountain Park

Reviews

11
  • 陳燕青

    東京都中心擁有大片綠地,實屬難得!

  • Vivian Liu

    皇居平時不開放只能在二重橋附近拍照,前面廣闊的庭園維護的很好。

  • 李宜瑄

    來的時間正好櫻花開得很漂亮。

  • 陳鈺潔

    4月時可以來這賞櫻,可以坐在地上拍照打卡。

  • Hwo Shan Shan

    草地上很乾淨,非常適合來這散心。

  • YIyi

    在這裡坐上一天也不會覺得無聊。

  • Always.No1

    環境舒服綠意盎然很多人沿著皇居周圍在運動跑步。

  • 吳淑敏

    週邊的樹木植栽光是維護就要花費大筆人力心血

  • 李郁杰

    護城河,城堡,草坪,療癒心靈的好景點。
    推薦一個人靜靜拍照賞景。

  • 王文瑞

    整個區感覺非常莊嚴肅穆,可惜皇居不能入內參觀

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Details

Name in Japanese
皇居外苑
Postal Code
100-0002
Address
Kokyogaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3231-5509
Admission
Free
Hours
Open every day
*Entrance may be restricted for national events.
Access
1) About 2 minutes on foot from Exits 2 or B6 of Nijubashimae Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line
2) About 10 minutes on foot from Tokyo Station on the JR Chuo or Yamanote lines
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)