What to do and see in Chiyoda, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

September 17, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Chiyoda is located in Central Tokyo.This popular ward attracts visitors with views of the Imperial Palace, which takes up 12% of the ward! For travelers who love a good play, this ward houses one of the largest performing arts theaters in Tokyo, which contains nearly 3,000 seats. While you're there, take a walk over the most photographed bridge in Japan--the Nijubashi Bridge--and enjoy the whimsical backdrop, which includes a breath-taking view of the Palace. There on a honeymoon? Try eating out at one of many restaurants located in the Ekimae Plaza Building.
Restaurants in Chiyoda

1. Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden

4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda 102-0094, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3265-1111
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden

Reviewed By bron1960 - Newcastle, Australia

The Japanese garden provide a quiet and contemplative environment. The Gardens are expertly maintained and there are Bridges, ponds and buildings within the park. You could easily spend time relaxing in the beautiful natural surroundings.

2. Ryogoku Kokugikan

1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3623-5111
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 719 reviews

Ryogoku Kokugikan

Reviewed By SmilesUK - London

This was the highlight of my trip to Tokyo. I would highly recommend anyone going to Japan to see a sumo match as it’s a total authentic Japanese experience and super to watch. Read up on the rules beforehand so you know a bit more about what’s going on but really super. You can book tickets online before your trip.

3. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Garden

2-10-8 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo 112-8667, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3943-1101
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Garden

Reviewed By mat_mak - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

This Japanese garden was landscaped by renovating from an old wealthy Japanese politician's house. It is now the site of a five star hotel, and the garden is open to the public for all people at admission free. Seasonal flowers and trees are planted, and each season has different scenery. Especially when the cherry blossoms bloom from the end of March to the beginning of April, we can see more wonderful scenery.

1-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3292-5530
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Chidorigafuchi

Reviewed By AdventJunkie - London

This place is truly magical when the cherry blossoms are out in full force. Akin to a movie, this park is a photographers dream with picture worthy spots at every corner. While the hordes of locals and tourists alike ensure that finding a suitable spot is a tough task, I managed to get some great photos during the early hours of the morning.

5. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3811-3015
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Reviewed By Barbara W - Utah

I was not as enamored as many other reviewers. The garden has a very interesting history and design, and the area around the lake had some beautiful maples, but much of the rest of the garden was a disappointment. The famous waterlily pond on the west end was a dismal mire under renovation and the plum orchard on the east was just bare trees. I suspect this garden is glorious in spring when the wisteria and iris are blooming, and I would like to visit it then. But I would not make this an autumn leaves destination for a foreign tourist.

6. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3341-1461
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Reviewed By malupit - Manila, Philippines

The park is a great place to view the cherry blossoms if you're traveling when they are in full bloom. Large open spaces where children can run, picnics allowed on the grounds.

7. Tokyo Central Railway Station

1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Tokyo Central Railway Station

Reviewed By GnosticDwarf - England

It’s a railway station offering all the things you’d associate with a railway station. The building is attractive and historic. It has a rather lovely ceiling and is worth a wander around if you were in the area. I wouldn’t travel just to see it.

8. Kabukiza Theater

4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3545-6800
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 760 reviews

Kabukiza Theater

Traditional Japanese Kabuki Performances can be seen at this refurbished theater in the Ginza district.

Reviewed By Laura H - Spokane, Washington

This theatre is an amazing opportunity to see live traditional Kabuki. We opted to take in a one act (approx 90 mins) called The Madness of Ranpei. We got to the box office shortly after the tickets went on sale for this particular time slot and then went a got a coffee down the street while we waited for our return time. The one act ticket system is very efficient. I do highly recommend the translation device so you can follow the dialogue. It also gives education information regarding why certain music is used, what certain presentation methods are called, etc. The performance was stunning. The costumes and sets paint such beautiful pictures on stage. It was also really fun to hear the audience calling out (kakegoe I think it's called) to cheer for an actor's performance. Cannot recommend this enough.

9. Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-5777-8600
Excellent
41%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 341 reviews

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Reviewed By Kasia Z

A great museum - the building itself and the courtyard. Always good exhibits. This time, we saw Paris Haute Couture exhibit, which was very interesting.

10. University of Tokyo

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-8654, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3812-2111
Excellent
34%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 410 reviews

University of Tokyo

Reviewed By Rumples - Tucson, Arizona

During out long-term visits to Tokyo, we stay in an apartment quite close to this university, one of the world's best institutions of higher learning. I have used the campus many times throughout the years, including last fall, as a shortcut to nearby places, such as Ueno Park. The acres show off wide walkways, beautiful trees, a heart-shaped pond, an eclectic mix of buildings and excellent signage. The standout here, however, is the Akamon Gate just east of the main gate on Hongo-dori Avenue.
This red gate holds National Treasure status because it is the only Goshuden-mon left in Japan. That is a type of gate constructed to welcome a bride, who is the daughter of a shogun. The Akamon Gate goes back to the Edo period when the Maeda Clan of the Kaga Domain lived where the University is now located. The 12th Lord of the Kada had the gate built to welcome his new wife. When I walked by here in November, many visitors waited for their turn to have a photo taken by this historic gate. It displays black accents, an arched gable and two guard posts that flank the entrance.
For those who know the story of Hachiko, the dog who went daily for years to greet his deceased guardian at their regular meeting place, the university has a more upbeat statue than the famous one at Shibuya Crossing. It depicts Hachiko and his guardian, a former professor of agriculture at the university. The two are meeting and appear quite happy. This statue went up in 2015 by the agriculture buildings, just inside the Nou-Seimon Gate.
The University of Tokyo is just a 1-minute walk from the Todaimae Station on the Namboku subway line.

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