Edo Castle, Chiyoda
About Edo Castle, Chiyoda
Edo Castle, Chiyoda - Address, Phone Number
Address: Japan, 〒100-8111 Tokyo, Chiyoda, 1−1
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Overview of Edo Castle
Edo Castle is also commonly known as the Chiyoda Castle. Built in the year 1457 by Ota Dokan, it is a flatland castle but boasts of a lovely architecture. It was basically the home castle to the dynasty of Tokugawa Shoguns who were responsible for the Edo government. The Edo government ruled Japan for roughly 260 years and this is how the castle gets its name. It is a definite must visit for history and architecture lovers alike.
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The leftover stone foundation of the Edo Castle, where visitors can climb to get a better view of the gardens and the surrounding area. Good spot for taking pictures but not much else to see.
Nice park but not overly exciting to see. Free entry though.
Wish there was the original castle still standing but we are just left to imagine what it would be like. The 3rd castle that was built (that's gone now of course) is said to reach 50 meters high, which would have been so impressive to see. Still this is a place to feel what Edo was once like.
Nice garden but not much more. It was mostly an enjoyable walk.
Not much is left of Edo Castle except walls, moats, some guardhouses and gates. The donjon was destroyed in a fire, and only the stone foundations exist. World War II destroyed more buildings. Standing here, one can use one's imagination to think of how splendid the castle would have looked in its heyday when ruled by the Tokugawa shoguns. The area in front of the donjon was occupied by the Honmaru Goten Palace, residence of the shogun.