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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 lungs of Tokyo

A must-visit when travelling to Tokyo. Having a stroll here is really good for your soul and body. I absolutely loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alesund, Norway

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Alesund, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must-visit when travelling to Tokyo. Having a stroll here is really good for your soul and body. I absolutely loved it.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Add this to your list of picture perfect locations. Quintessential Japanese culture. Tranquil. Magnificent.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice to walk around in ordinary seasons, but the most exciting is cherry blossom season in end of March or beginning of April. There are so many cherry trees, not only most popular Someiyoshino but also many other kinds end you can enjoy the graduation of cherry colors from almost white to pink, sitting on the green glass field.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful park is a must visit! I strolled around this park for hours all by myself and never got bored. Cool ponds and large grass area. Traditional Japanese flower gardens and shrines.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a minimal fee before visitors are allowed entry. Nevertheless, it's really breathtaking for a public garden. Great place to ruminate about life and stuff. Really enjoyed it!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in January and the landscaping is fantastic. While it's not huge, it's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and go for a leisurely stroll. There are a few nice winding footpaths and there is very good signage in English that describes the building and statues in the garden. Great site!

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from Shinjuku-station. Very good to visit specially in Spring & Autumn. To feel Japanese garden sprits in any season. It has a lot of types of cherry blossom flower trees. So you’ll be able to enjoy Sakura-season a bit longer than other place.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit Shinjuku Gyo-en at the peak of Cherry Blossom and you will be treated to the most spectacular display of colours as if in a fantasy.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a sight to see even in winter. Wander around the Japanese garden and then rest your feet at the traditional tea house. Tones of gray takes nothing away from this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from our Hotel to the Garden about 20 minutes. The 200 yen ( about $1.75)admission fee was very reasonable. We at first thought how similar this Garden was to Central Park in NYC. Here is a great quiet oasis in the heart of a bustling city. There are three different type landscapes within this one location. As we... More 

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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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