Edo Castle Ruin, Chiyoda, Japan 

Edo Castle, also known as Chiyoda Castle was first built in 1457 by Ota Dokan and parts of the castle area are now the grounds of the Imperial Palace.

The original Edo Castle covered a larger area than today and included present-day Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi district – area within the maru (bailey).

The pleasant castle grounds, impressive walls and moats of Edo Castle now contain Higashi Gyoen Park and Kitanomaru-Koen Park as well as the Imperial Palace.

Epic Japan Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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