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.
- Part 1: Outline of Edo Castle
- Part 2: Kokyo Gaien, Wadakura Funsui Koen (this page)
- Part 3: Kokyo Higashi Gyoen
- Part 4: the Imperial Palace & Inui Street
- Part 5: Kitanomaru Koen
- Part 6: Outer moats
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.
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.