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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0014, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3350-0151
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Ranked #1 of 53 Attractions in Shinjuku
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
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  • Korean first
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New Delhi, India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The park is adjacent to the Skyscraper district of Tokyo in Shinjuku. Naturally the area has tall buildings. This garden appears an oasis in their midst. We visited in late November when the autumn colors were nearing their peak. It was awesome - seen to be believed. If you are staying around Shinjuku, this is a must visit.

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Xinbei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Undoubtedly it is so much beautiful that can't be describe in words only, you have to visit it but the only drawback is that you have to spend some money to get into it!

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Western Australia, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful garden in the middle of busy Shinjuku. It's worthwhile spending a couple of hours to just walk around & enjoy the peaceful surroundings - lovely break. The French garden was very pleasant with rows of plane trees and park benches. The English garden was nice but nothing particularly special. The traditional Japanese section was our favourite,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This place is a "oasis" in the middle of Shinjuku. Is really cheap (200 Japanese Yen). I recommend that you spend a couple hours to visit this fantastic garden. NOTE: My favorite space was the orchidarium, with beautiful species.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We went week 1 December and the first sight that greeted us were flaming red leaves, golden leaves and falling gently. How romantic- like a scene from a love movie . People having picnics and such a huge and beautiful park. Love it.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

for picture taking and a bit far when you walk from shinjuku station. the leaves during fall are great in photos. you will see crow all over the park

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Even without entering the Gyoen, the entrance itself was a big WOW with amazing colours of autumn. The entry fee is only 200 yen so why not pop in? I felt I was in an English park and it had such a calming effect by walking around although I only had to have brisk 30 minutes quick walk around due... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed walking through the gardens. We were fortunate enough to be stopped by some Japanese college students who wanted to work on their English and were giving tours through the gardens to English speaking tourists. This wasn't a scam, something you sometimes encounter in China, and they weren't aggressive in the slightest. We welcomed the offer and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

By metro just get off at the station before shinjuku and the gates are a two minute walk from the exit. Entrance fee is 200 yen and park closes at 1630. There is a big area to walk and a lot of benches to sit on or grassed areas if you prefer. Small snack area and a restaurant which we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great place to enjoy the Hanami (cherry blossom) and much nicer than going to Yoyogi Park unless you want to see more people. The only drawback is you have to pay to get into the park.

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