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Meijijingu Gaien

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Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Peaceful and lovely

Lovely park and gardens around Meiji. There were some dance events when I was there which somewhat disturbed the peace and quiet but otherwise it was lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashvin J
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning, natural garden in the heart of Tokyo - huge - a good 30 min walk through. Very rustic, natural paths, lovingly tendered iris beds, woodland areas, a lake, and a lovely spring. A zen, peaceful spot - where you can see anything other than trees, plants and nature. Ideal for taking a bento box for lunch - suitable... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park and gardens around Meiji. There were some dance events when I was there which somewhat disturbed the peace and quiet but otherwise it was lovely.

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Ada, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful shaded walk to the temple area - very serene. Witnessed a wedding procession, that was an interesting bonus to our time spent there. This is well worth seeing when you are in the area. Wish we'd gone to the Treasure House as well, but one of our party has a bit of walking trouble so we chose not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this park very much on a very hot September 1st (90F). My wife and I preferred this park to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden as it was much quieter and cooler in the summer heat. It felt more remote and serene. Highly recommend going when you need a break from the city :)

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Thank Ryan D
California
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

The forest surrounding this shrine is more than 150 acres so it is huge and there is supposed to be over 100,000 trees consisting of hundreds of species. Just exploring the forest is wonderful experience. This Gaien is a favorite place for young Japanese couples to get married or have their pictures taken. If you are planning to visit in... More 

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Thank Dale C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Whenever I am in Tokyo, I start here. Don't forget the inner gardens, although there is a small entrance fee. They offer a unique tranquility in this busy city.Afterwards, you can go to Yoyogi park, Shibuya or Harajuku.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

They are doing a lot of work on the area to have it ready for the 2020 Olympics. The entrance path is being re-done and the face of a lot of the shrine itself is covered for the work to be completed. None the less, it was a beautiful, quiet, and humble area to come visit with all the surrounding... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The shrine itself was not that exciting, but it's also currently undergoing some construction, so you couldn't really see a lot of it. The gardens on the premises, however, were fantastic. The irises are in bloom right now, so it's a great time of year for it. There are also azalea gardens in the area, so earlier in the year... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Go in the morning, enjoy the gardens and history and culture, eat Warm Soba Noodle Soup and Icecream at the Cafeteria

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Unlike Yoyogi Park, this place is more serene and less chaotic. There are so many trees and it was just such a relaxing walk you don't realize how much walking you actually do (until you check your pedometer). We enjoyed seeing the Treasure House where we got to look at the different artifacts of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. We... More 

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