Kitanomaru-kōen

Park in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Image by KAZUHIRO NOGI AFP

This large park north of the Imperial Palace is home to noteworthy museums as well as the Nippon Budōkan concert hall. The gate at the park’s northern end, Tayasu-mon, dates from 1636, making it the oldest remaining gate to the Edo Castle compound. The park's western edge is bordered by the old castle moat, Chidori-ga-fuchi, which is a popular cherry-blossom viewing spot in spring.

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