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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Beautiful gardens in the middle of a very busy Shinjuku! Only 200Yen entry which includes entry into the greenhouse. Reccommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens in the middle of a very busy Shinjuku! Only 200Yen entry which includes entry into the greenhouse. Reccommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Shinjuku Gyoen is a vast and magnificent garden, and a great break from urban Tokyo. Plan to spend at least two to three hours because of the many different landscapes to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I had a weekend free in Tokyo during a business trip. Having done quite a few of the sights on previous occasions, I resorted to good old TripAdvisor to see what they recommended in their top ten list of things to see and do. Number one was the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and as I planned to have lunch in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing little haven in the city. We walked around it 30 minutes before closing and had the whole place to ourselves. Kanazawa is obviously very proud of it and they keep it maintained to those standards. Great for a 10 minute wander, not more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A nice place to wander around and relax for an hour or two in an afternoon. There is a 200 yen entrance fee. Not too big.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Exceptional park and a nice respite away from the bustling streets of Tokyo, just make sure you take some MOSQUITO SPRAY. The park is well maintained and the Japanese Garden is my favourite part. You only need a few hours here and is great stop off if you need somewhere to relax for a bit or have a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We only had one hour to see it, we managed to have a walk and see most of it before leaving Japan. Probably better to visit during spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens - well worth visiting. I went one time in Cherry .Blossom season and it was spectacular - an oasis in Tokyo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and calming place. I came here in the fall and the weather was amazing. If you are the kind of person who relishes running from one visceral activity to the next then perhaps this park isn't for you. It's true there isn't a lot 'to do' here, but the joy is experiencing the patient serenity in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely breathtaking garden. We spent a couple of hours walking this beautiful area. It's rather large so you should bring comfortable shoes.

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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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