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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11 Naitocho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0014, Japan
+81 3-3350-0151
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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a very pretty outdoor space and worth seeing if you're in the neighborhood, but I preferred Yoyogi Park, which had more character and is equally beautiful.

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Manila, Philippines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The garden has spacious lawns; footpaths and how the greens were arranged were simply breathtaking. It houses three gardens and my favorite according to presentation is as follows: 1. Japanese, 2. French and 3. English. Seats for better viewing or just simply to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings are provided. Has a greenhouse, a restaurant, an art gallery. The... More

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Florida City, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you intend to wisit Tokyo, you should see this fantastic place. Japanise know something The garden is magnific . The nature and the professional keeping the things, yeaahhh

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Shinjuku is known as the governmental centre of both Tokyo Prefecture and Japan as a whole. It's a rather gray neighbourhood with high-rise buildings and office workers everywhere. That might be why Shinujku Gyoen is so contrasting. The large open spaces of the front garden and the refined style of the French garden work together with the peaceful Japanese garden... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's chill, it's peaceful, and you'll see a lot more greenery than you thought you could inside the core of Tokyo. I'm froma VERY small town and my first trip to Japan, this place was a lifesaver. Oh, and the "fee" is like $1, it's just a token amount to help with upkeep and keep bums out. It works well... More

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Timmins, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The park is lovely and provides some beautiful views of different colour cherry blossoms. Many wonderful photo opportunities. We visited the park the first weekend of the sakura season, and it was wonderful to experience it with all the Japanese, who spend the whole day under the cherry trees. We brought a picnic with us, but bento boxes and ice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow, just so beautiful and serene. The perfect place to escape the busy city. All the cliche's apply: it's an oasis, a quiet place for contemplation or just to appreciate the beauty of the park itself. Amazing colors in autumn. Don't miss it.

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The park is beautiful and clean, an oasis in a busy urban area. The tropical indoor botanical garden was a treat. The only downside to the park is the bathrooms.

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Camarillo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Where to go in busy, crowded Tokyo to get away from the crowds? Gyoen park of course. It's a beautiful park with lots to see. Walk around, explore and get lost. I went in August when it was extremely hot, I found having an umbrella to block the sun and a fan helped to keep me cool. Also, they have... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went there for autumn colours and was not dissapointed, one of the prettiest gardens we visited in autumn in Japan. Went to Kairaku-en and Koraku-en on the same trip, and this park was best. Very nice scenery, colours and quiet atmosphere, entrance fee is very cheap. Went there couple hours before closing time and there were hardly any people (for... More

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