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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture (Shinjuku)
Phone Number: +81 3-3350-0151
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Ranked #1 of 91 things to do in Shinjuku
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I went there because it was closed to my hotel, I went late February and a lots of the flower and trees where stil without flowers, so it was a little disappointed. But it's a nice place consider it's in the middle of Shinjuku.

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately the park was closed due to a mosquito related disease outbreak. It looks beautiful in the pictures though. Lots of homeless people hanging around out the front.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A quick visit has been made to have a glimpse of the cherry blossoms that are just minutes away from the nearest eki. We do not have the luxury of time to be able to visit larger parks out of Tokyo and having this gyoen nearby has been a day saver for us :)

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this park even though we were there in winter time. The bridges and trees were gorgeous. I can only imagine what the park looks like in spring. It is definitely worth the 200 yen price of admission. Inside the park there a place where you can experience a traditional green tea ceremony. I would highly recommend this as well.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

cool japanese gardens - tradiitonal gardens and chinese architecture. well worth a walk around, fffff

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The beauty of this garden brought me to tears. You can easily spend half a day here. There are tea houses, koi ponds, and just acres and acres of loveliness!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful park with lots of open grassed spaces for children to play in. Lovely to take a picnic lunch - you can buy from the food hall at nearby Takashimaya and just spread out on a rug! Highly recommended!

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Shinjuku park is one of the biggest in Tokyo, and probably the one in which one has the biggest feeling of being outside of the crowded metropolis that is Tokyo. The entrance of the park is underwhelming, but the more you walk towards the japanese garden the better it gets. And when you head back to the Shinjuku gate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great greenhouse especially when the outside is 4 degrees. Very well maintained and would be fantastic in spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It was a surprise as we didnt expect to see the park decorated with all the colour trees. The yellow, orange, red leaves trees with Japanese style garden was beyond words can describe. We had a wonderful half day wondering in the park. We laid down on the grass and enjoy the colourful surroundings.

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