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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Shinjuku goyen is the place I recommend first when a friend is going to japan. Its not the most well known place nor does it attract the most tourists, but its the most peaceful... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shinjuku goyen is the place I recommend first when a friend is going to japan. Its not the most well known place nor does it attract the most tourists, but its the most peaceful and calm place I have ever been to in my life and I don't think there is a place like it in the world. The park... More 

Thank Minwoo E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice activity for the family . Small entrance fee. Variety of different gardens . Restrooms and eating areas available .

Thank Charmaine O
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like nature, beautiful trees, ponds, green house & flowers AND oh yea, looking for a break from the busy streets of Tokyo, then you should definitely put this on your list of places to visit. It was definitely needed after being in Japan for 2 weeks and being on the go! I sat on a bench for an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to see Japanese Zen-style park, this is the perfect place for you especially when it's spring because you can see the beautiful cherry blossom tunnel and feels like in a J-Dorama or romantic Anime. Definitely a must if you're in Japan.

Thank Fathya R
Cavite Province, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in a hotel near this place and I go there every morning for 4 days. The surrounding creates a positive vibe on me throughout the day. The air is clean and fresh. How I wish I have even a small garden like this at home.

Thank Joyce V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is the center of the city, and You just remember that because you can see some of the skyscrapers of Shinjuku. It is a very pleasant and relaxing garden, with tranquil sceneries. You have different kind of gardens, the main gardens are the english, the french and the japonese. A house tea and a bridge makes you feel a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an impressive 'garden' experience in the middle of a metropolitan. You can surely relax and have a calm walk in the greenery. It's a good chance that you 'clean' your lung after exposing in the city for some time. The walk even from Shinjuku isn't too long.

Thank Peter L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is beautiful, even in the rain. I visited in July and the park was lovely and green, a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city. It must be wonderful when the cherry blossoms are out or in Autumn when the leaves are turning. Allow yourself a couple of hours here at least as there are... More 

Thank Jacky D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a beautiful hot day and enjoyed wandering around the greenhouse and gardens. For 200 yen entrance fee there was a lot to see. Do ensure you listen to the advice given and either cover up or wear insect repellent as I got several nasty bites that have swollen , but that will certainly not put me off... More 

Thank Stacie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful walk in the cultured wilds in the center of Tokyo. Extremely serene and relaxing experience. If you enjoy this you should really try to get to Nara

Thank Gary B

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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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