This is part two of the posts about Edo Castle.
In this entry, I will write about the easternmost part of the area preserved today.

Kokyo Gaien

Kokyo Gaien (皇居外苑), or the Outer Garden of the Imperial Palace, was where the residences of highest ranking shogunate officials and prominent Fudai Daimyo lords were situated. (Fudai Daimyo were lords whose ancestors had been the vassals of shogunate founder Tokugawa Ieyasu from long before he became the de facto ruler of Japan.) Now, the area is an open space with pine trees, surrounded by moats and stone walls.

The entrance straight from JR Tokyo Station
Edo Castle
Babasaki-bori Moat
Edo Castle
Hibiya-bori Moat
Edo Castle
Hibiya-bori Moat (from Idemitsu Museum)
Edo Castle
Gaisen-bori Moat
Edo Castle
Sakuradamon Gate (south side)
Sakuradamon
Sakuradamon Gate (inside)
Sakuradamon
Sakuradamon Gate (east side)
Sakuradamon
Sakuradamon Gate (east side)
Sakuradamon
Main Gate to Imperial Palace (See Part 4: the Imperial Palace)
Imperial Palace
Nijubashi-bori Moat
Edo-jo
Sakashitamon Gate (See Part 4: the Imperial Palace)
Edo-jo
Hamaguri-bori Moat
Edo-jo
Kikyomon Gate (See Part 4: the Imperial Palace also)
Edo Castle
Tatsumi Yagura on Kikyo-bori Moat
Edo-jo
Statue of Kusunoki Masashige
Kokyo Gaien
Kokyo Gaien Garden
Kokyo Gaien
Kokyo Gaien Garden
Kokyo Gaien
Kokyo Gaien Garden
Kokyo Gaien

Kokyo Gaien
Kokyo Gaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo MAP

Wadakura Funsui Koen

Wadakura Funsui Koen (和田倉噴水公園), or Wadakura Water Fountain Park, is a small park located next to the northeast corner of Kokyo Gaien. This park is also surrounded by a moat.

Wadakura-bori Moat
Edo Castle
Wadakuramon-bashi Bridge
Edo Castle
Ruins of Wadakuramon Gate
Wadakura Water Fountain Park
Wadakura Funsui Koen
Wadakura Funsui Koen

Wadakura Funsui Koen
Kokyo Gaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo MAP

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