Edo Castle / Suwa on Chaya Teaouse - Tokyo Tourist Guide
Suwa no Chaya
The Suwa no chaya is a teahouse that was located in the Fukiage Garden during the Edo period. It was once moved to the Akasaka Detached Palace after the Meiji restoration but was reconstructed in its original location in 1912. It was moved to the present location with the construction of the East Garden.
Most of the palace is generally off-limits to the public, except for Imperial Household Agency and the East Gardens. The inner palace is open to the public on two days each year, the Emperor's birthday and at New Year (January 2).
|Admission||Refer to Kokyo Higashigyoen park|
|Open||Refer to Kokyo Higashigyoen park |
|Address||Kokyo Higashigyoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo |
|Access||From Tokyo Metro Otemachi Station C10 Exit: 1 mins on foot to Otemachimon gate|
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace mark the former site of Edo Castle. Today, two guardhouses, a keep and a defense house are still standing. The other buildings were destroyed by a number of fires that occurred between the 17th and 19th centuries.
Inside the gardens, a guide book and map are available from the shop. There's also a small museum housing Emperor Showa's art collection.
Open: 09:00am to 04:30 pm
(but subject to times of the year)
Closed: Mondays, Fridays
(except public holidays).
December 25th to January 23rd.
How to get there:
Leave Tokyo Station via the Marunouchi exit and follow the signposts to the Imperial Palace Plaza. Next walk towards the Palace Hotel. You'll then find the entrance through
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