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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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Nice Place to Relax and Unwind

Huge park that could take up to 2 hours for you to enjoy and take photos. Come on Spring when the Sakura trees are in full bloom!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Not a Central Park or Kew Gardens which would merit 5 stars, but still a lovley little park with nice flower area, some interesting trees, and lots of paths to follow. We were sad to reach the what-looked-interesting hot house at 3 pm and find it closing. Much too early!

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Huge park that could take up to 2 hours for you to enjoy and take photos. Come on Spring when the Sakura trees are in full bloom!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing park with sections dedicated to different countries. Traditional Japanese, French colonial, Taiwanese style etc. A pittance for entry and well priced food available at the kiosk. Try the chilli hot cocoa! Smokers can only smoke in designated areas so check your English map for that. Enjoy!

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

With only time to see a couple of things in Tokyo before we left we chose to stop by the Shinjuku Gyoen Nation Garden for an hour in the evening. As others have mentioned, this garden is huge. That is both a blessing and a curse! Due to the size it is relatively easy to get away from the crowds... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was amazed at the courtesy & consideration of the Japenese people towards each other even in the overly crowded places be it the streets or markets. Not a single time I saw anyone being pushed or shoved around. If you were in their way, they would actually move away & let you pass happily. unlike other crowded cities where... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful tranquil setting, very peaceful and with beautiful trees and bushes. My only criticism was that although there are plenty of spaces to sit, there are not so many grassy areas to chill out. I went on one day that was particularly hot and humid. The local people were enjoying their lunch upright and in the shade. I wanted a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The sprawling 58 hectare...almost 4km circumference garden has around 20,000 trees. An awesome place to visit and experience Sakura or Cherry Blossom at its full bloom! Perfect for a quiet family outing especially in the early mornings.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The garden was a bit hard to find; kind of hidden in some deeper streets off the main Shinjuku area. We would suggest going a bit later than mid-March as the cherry blossoms were not fully blossomed yet- only saw a dozen of them blossomed. Overall quite a nice stroll, they have cherry blossom featured food items (mostly sweet) that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I went there on a nice & sunny Sunday morning with a friend & enjoyed the visit to a very nicely kept traditional Japanese garden. It is pretty big so takes a bit of time to walk through & see all the different mini gardens inside but it is worth it. I was also pleasantly surprised with the no of... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're staying in Shinjuku, this is a nice park to have a walk around. Probably not worth making a trip for though.

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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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