How to get to Edo Castle

About Edo Castle

Edo Castle is a castle located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, also known as Chiyoda Castle. It was first established in 1457 (Choroku Genji) as the residence of the Edo Shogun; from 1868 (Meiji Genji), the castle was taken over by the new government, and three years later the Emperor moved in and renamed it the Imperial Residence in 1948.

Edo Castle is designated by the Japanese government as a national “special historical site”, a grand scale, covering an area of 2,640,000 square meters, the internal construction of 36 gates, 20 watchtowers, as well as Honmaru, Ninomaru, Sannomaru, Nishi-nomaru and other palaces, the largest when there was a six-storey Tensho. After centuries of vicissitudes, today’s Edo Castle is still one of the most beautiful and famous cities in Japan, although it is very different from what it was back then: the city is lushly planted with 260 valuable trees of various kinds from 47 prefectures all over the country, and is dotted with palaces in the very traditional Japanese architectural style, which is old-fashioned, elegant, serene, stately and elegant.

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Today, Kitanomaru, the northern part of Edo Castle, has been opened as a national park, which is a great place to enjoy a leisurely life with a large number of ruins of the old Edo Castle, towering pines and cypresses, and a spacious and clean large lawn.

How to get there

Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0001, Japan
Access:5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Station


This is the site of Edo Castle, which is now the Imperial Palace.
There are many remains worth seeing, including only the foundation of the castle tower.


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