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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3350-0151
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My favorite park in Tokyo. The 200 yen fee is well worth it. The money the park makes each day pays for the cleanliness and beauty. The park is split into sections, each one with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My favorite park in Tokyo. The 200 yen fee is well worth it. The money the park makes each day pays for the cleanliness and beauty. The park is split into sections, each one with its own style. There is, of course, a traditional Japanese garden, but also a Chinese garden, an English rose garden, and a few others. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As we were staying less than 500m away from this large expanse of green it seemed a shame not to go an have a look and to contrast with something like the Palace gardens. The Y200 entrance fee was a little unexpected (I hadn't done any research), but it is pretty nominal. There are some interesting restrictions/warning signs - no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This garden is gorgeous. I'm not one to throw that word around either. The city is wonderful, but at some point you need to just relax and this was my favorite place in Tokyo to do so. The gardens are split into three sections, Japanese, French and English. Japanese was obviously the best. If you wanted a more visual look... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful tranquil gardens in the heart of Tokyo, peaceful and quiet. Don't miss seeing the French garden. Entry is 200 yen,closed on Monday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A large park containing a wide variety of gardens, ponds and lawn spaces plus a fascinating modern glasshouse. A welcome oasis right next to the busy Shinjuku area and easily accessible by foot or the metro. We were there during the chrysanthemum festival and the many displays of this plant were all stunning; quite extraordinary the skill and artistry involved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant place to spend a moment! Fine places to walk around. What a lovely sight! Really worth visit.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Strolled around for a couple of hours and didn't even reach the French garden before we had to go. The Japanese and English style gardens are beautifu, well kept and very pleasant to walk around in. I would suggest bringin a picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful garden Entrance is under $5.00. During late March and early April, Cherry trees are in full bloom. Atound mid April when I visited, some trees were still in blooms. The park is surrounded by ponds and fountain. Some of the old trees are spectular. There ard places to have picknic with family and friends. It would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The gardens are an oasis in the city but the facilities need some refurbishment. After all the noise of the city, listening to the bird calls and strolling around the cherry trees was very refreshing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nice to walk around in different gardens. The Japanese are good to this! Peaceful even with many people. Well worth a visit!

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Address: Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3350-0151
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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