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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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Gorgeous serene getaway in the middle of Shinjuku. The park is HUGE and you could easily get lost. Entry fee was cheap 200 yen

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous serene getaway in the middle of Shinjuku. The park is HUGE and you could easily get lost. Entry fee was cheap 200 yen

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This garden (which charges a small entry fee) is very beautiful to visit and has French formal gardens, and Japanese gardens. There is also a greenhouse on the grounds. The trees are labeled, so if you are interested in botany, it will help you out in identification. The downside is that the garden's last entry is 1600, with everyone kicked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If your in the Shinjuku area, this garden is a must see. A break from the busy city. Its peaceful, quiet and tranquil. Koi and turtles are in the lakes.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Good stroll in the morning before browsing the shinjuku area. If you start from the shinjuku gate, you will start by japanese garden and end at the french garden. A beautiful and very well maintained garden, perfect for picnic, jogging, etc.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The garden is quite beautiful if you have never seen a Japanese garden before. It's not very special/unique to some of the other gardens located in Kyoto. The observatory had some pretty plants but not anything to go wow over. If you live in Malaysia, it seems like some of the plants back home.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Ahhh this botanical garden/park is really lovely. It's about $1.50 to enter and well worth the price. There are sprawling grounds of green, a lovely pond and the fantastic botanical garden which is worth the $1.50 on it's own. Surprisingly, my boyfriend and I were able to find some empty paths where all we could hear were the birds chirping... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Japanese garden, a nice break from the crowded city life, but honestly not so different from so many others in Japan.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The National Garden is a relaxing addition to your Tokyo visit. I came here on an overcast afternoon and spent about two hours walking and blogging from a quiet bench by the ike. The visit was peaceful and refreshing. There are several themed gardens, a greenhouse, an educational center, two tea houses, and a cafe. Admission is 200 yen. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The garden is well managed. I appreciate all the nature. You should visit here and feel the tidy Japaneses botanic architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Spent a wonderful hour strolling the park. It was a misty day, a welcome respite from the hot sun. Park is well groomed, two tea houses and an informative modern greenhouse. Well worth the 200 yen.

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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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