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Edo castle

What is in the “Edo” castle area now.

Unfortunately, because of the big fire happened in 1657, the Edo castle burned down. Moreover, there were other fire and many premises were also burned down.

Aftherward, “Edo” regime gave up the edo castle to new era regime known as "Meiji" and the castle became open to public.

We can see the complete “Edo” castle only in the picture but a lot of people visit the remain of the castle every day.


architect Doukan Ota
established 1457
address 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
access TokyoMetro Chiyoda-line Nijubashimae-Station(10 min walk)
admission Free of charge
open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(until 17:00 from mid April through August; until 16:00 from November through February).
closed Mondays, Fridays
(open if the Monday or the Friday is a national holiday,except on the Emperor's Birthday 23 Dec.)
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