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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3350-0151
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Amazing, Mind blowing in sakura season

This park is really amazing tranquil place in the heart of busy shinjuku, its hard to realize when inside that you are in one of the busiest areas in the world, am a fan of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is really amazing tranquil place in the heart of busy shinjuku, its hard to realize when inside that you are in one of the busiest areas in the world, am a fan of Japanese landscaping and this park is the perfect example. in the sakura blossom season this park look so amazing that it leaves you speechless.

Thank Luai H
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was like walking through a rain forest and in the middle a big beautiful park where people were just laying about.

Thank Carolyn M
Shinjuku, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a surprise it was to find this lovely national park in bustling shinjuku. If you need a break from the busy streets then take a walk around this lovely Park, a hidden gem

Thank Janet H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surrounded by a big city, sits this peaceful garden that was most enjoyable. Different themes: Japanese traditional garden, English French, a wonderful place to walk. Ended the day with an ice cream. Lovely

Thank Sue K
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful and peaceful park, with several formal gardens and plenty of spots to have a drink or snack and clean public restrooms. My only issue was the mosquitoes - if you are here in the warm months bring some bug spray.

Thank suzzym
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Entered via the Shinjuku entrance, entry fee is 200 yen. You get a map of the gardens also. I was impressed by the greenhouse, although small it is impressive with many micro-climates and a waterfall. The architecture and exterior design is unique. We stopped at a small rest point down the hill from the greenhouse and had an ice-cream and... More 

Thank Nick R
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With various gardens that scatter the area, the Shinjuku Gyeon National Park is number one on trip advisor for a reason. Try some green tea in one of the tea houses for a break from the heat or humidity, and try some of the ice cream too while your at it. A must do in the greater Tokyo area!

Thank Connor G
El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family spend a few hours walking around this Beautiful, Peaceful, and Gorgeous Japanese Gardens called the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo , Japan. Wandering around the magnificent grounds taking pictures everywhere of the ancient and beautiful trees, and the Japanese gardens and the stone pagodas. You can take your time and spend the day relaxing as you can... More 

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San Francisco,CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended for those needing a bit of a chill out. For the Y200 admission, you can feel as if you're in the countryside, listening to birds, and insects, walking the lake, and visiting the gardens and green house. Its amazing how quiet the park is considering its location.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a very hot (33C day) but well worth the trip. Garden is separated into different areas, French, English,Japanese etc. make sure you take your camera

Thank Kevin M

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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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