East garden, Imperial palace

Nijubashi bridge

Nijubashi bridge

Nijubashi means double bridge which goes into the Imperial Palace. The silhouette of the arches are reflected in the water of the moat and looks like a pair of glasses, so it’s also called the “eye glass bridge”. 
Only twice a year, on Emperor’s birthday and on January 2nd ordinary citizens are allowed to cross Nijubashi to offer congratulations to the imperial family on the balcony. 

East Garden of Imperial Palace

Ninomaru garden

You can enjoy various flowers throughout the year. Camellias in winter, weeping cherry trees in spring, hydrangeas, irises, and wisterias in summer, maple leaves in fall. 

Ninomaru chaya, teahouse
cherry trees in front of Edo castle base
Cherry trees at Chidorigafuchi

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