I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.

I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.

Today‘s target is…..Seasonal flowers in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace!



What’s the East Garden of the Imperial Palace?

The West side of the Imperial Palace is the house for Japanese Imperial Family.
So general people are not allowed to enter.
But the east side of the Imperial Palace is opened in public.
It is a beautiful and large garden.


To get more information, please check the article as below

The Imperial Palace is more interesting if you know the history!


Don’t miss! Many kinds of seasonal flowers in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace!!

If you visit the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, you can enjoy a lot of beautiful flowers!!


【Dec~Jan】Japanese Apricot

In the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, there is a slope called “Bairinzaka”.

It means a slope with Japanese apricots.

As the name suggests, Japanese apricots bloom on the slope.


【Mar~Apr】Cherry Blossom

Japanese people really love cherry blossoms.

These days, people from other countries also come to Japan to see cherry blossoms.

Why don’t you enjoy cherry blossoms in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace??


But please don’t have a viewing party in it.



Spring is one of the most beautiful season to see flowers.

Around Ninomaru Garden, you can see  numerous number of azaleas make a red carpet!!

The scenery is so beautiful that you forget to breath.




You can also see Rhodotypos near Nonomaru Garden.

In Spring, Ninomaru Garden is the most beautiful spot in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace.

Don’t miss it!!



Iris is a special flower in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace.

Eighty nine kinds of irises were transplanted from the garden in Meiji Juingu shrine.

Meiji emperor made the garden for Empress Syoken in 1902.


Even now 84 kinds of irises are planted in Ninomaru Garden.



Hydrangea is one of the major flowers in Japan.

From the middle of June to the middle of July, Japan is in the rainy season which is called “Tsuyu”.

Even it rains, please don’t be disappointed.

Hydrangea is beautiful in the rain.


【Aug~Oct】Pampas grass

Pampas grass is very subdued, but Japanese people feel the atmosphere of autumn.

Japanese people decorate with Pampas grass when they have “Tsukimi party”.

It is a seasonal event to see the moon in Autumn.


【Act~Dec/Apr】Jugatsu Sakura

Jugatsu Sakura means cherry blossom bloom in October.

As the name suggests, the cherry blossom flowers from October to December and at the beginning of April.

The colors of the petals are white, light pink or dark pink.


Not so many Trees of Jugatsu Sakura are in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace,

so please look for ones if you visit the season.



☆Guide Booking

If you want to enjoy the East Garden of the Imperial Palace more,
I recommend you to visit there with an English guide.

You can know about Japanese history, too!!

Our guide can make your trip amazing!
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Admission Free


Opening Hours
March 1st to April 14th 9:00am ~ 4:30pm (You need to enter by 4:00pm.)
April 15th to August 31st 9:00am ~ 5:00pm (You need to enter by 4:30pm.)
September 1st to October 31st 9:00am ~ 4:30pm (You need to enter by 4:00pm.)
November 1st to Febraury 29th 9:00am ~ 4:00 pm (You need to enter by 3:30pm.)
Closed Days
Mondays and Fridays If a Monday or Friday are national holidays it will be opened (It will be closed on December 23rd.)
If a Monday is a national holiday then the next day.
From December 28th to Fanuary 3rd



How to get to the nearest station?

The nearest station is Otemachi

From Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Sta Otemachi Sta. Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
From Asakusa station
Asakusa Sta. Nihombashi Sta. Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Nihombashi Sta. Otemachi Sta. Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
From Narita Airport
Narita Airport Nippori Sta. Keisei Narita Airport Line Skyliner
Nippori Sta. Nishi-Nippori Sta. JR Yamanote Line
Nishi-Nippori Sta. Otemachi Sta. Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

I recommend you to use the Route App.↓

Japan Travel-Route, Map, JR


Hotel Info

Some hotels near Otemachi station are available.
Please select a language on the top bar↓


Marunouchi Hotel

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Marunouchi


The Tokyo Station Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo

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