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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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The park that we can never get enough. It's our 3rd time out of 5 visits to shinjuku. It changes by the season and we are always finding new spots and nooks at every visit. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The park that we can never get enough. It's our 3rd time out of 5 visits to shinjuku. It changes by the season and we are always finding new spots and nooks at every visit. The last visit, we spent half a day just enjoying the big lawn. Perfect picnic place, especially for families with children, or if your kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

So, things got a little out of hand on a night out and I woke up in a bath with an urge for rice triangles - or onigiri, if you prefer - and a splitting headache so trust me when I say this. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is not only very pretty, but the ideal place for a pensive wander... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Showed up at Shinjuku Gyoen National Park this morning looking forward to seeing the English and French gardens and to our surprise the Cherry Trees were in full bloom. No crowds just lots and lots of Pink and White blossoms. I am so glad because the English gardens are almost non existent. The Japanese gardens are beautiful and the cherry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Spent the afternoon at this expansive, beautifully maintained national garden. The cherry blossoms some have bloomed while others are still at the budding stage. The Japanese Garden is absolutely amazing with water features, sycamore trees and there is a stream flowing through the garden. Perfect place for hanami picnic with friends and family and a huge expanse of greens where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Was here early March and it is technically winter. Nevertheless, there were already blooming flowers. Some trees were still without leaves and flowerd and the grass were not yet green. Even though, the place was serene and perfect for strolling. The place was still "photo perfect". Also tried the 700yen tea break and we loved the taste and the hospitality.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I'm so glad we were able to fit this into our trip. Such a beautiful garden! Definitely great if you have children as well. Tons of green space, fish and turtles in all of the ponds, and plenty of space to run around and get away from the big city for a while. I would absolutely return here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to this park several times over the last few years and each time I find something new. We walk a different path each time and find things we had not seen before. We love Cherry Blossom Season here but any time is a good time for a walk in the park. There is a small fee to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

just peace and quite in the middle of a city and lights. its a great way to get a break and relax from all the running around. highly recommend spending some time here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A short walk from Shinjuku station and well worth it! Beautiful, peaceful place. Would be amazing to see it when the cherry blossoms are in bloom!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to be here when the cherry blossoms were blooming. The park deserves at least an hour or 2 to enjoy. Must do!

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Shinjuku
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.