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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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Perfect for the kids

Such a nice place to go with the kids. it's probably one of the best parks or gardens that they have been to. it was a bit hot, but they still enjoy the trip there so we would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a nice place to go with the kids. it's probably one of the best parks or gardens that they have been to. it was a bit hot, but they still enjoy the trip there so we would recommend for families with kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice gardens, not very ornamental or unique, but had open spaces, a tea house ($7 for tea and small sweet). Entrance fee to park was $2 an adult, worth going if you need some green space, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. Japanese gardens in US Smithsonian are much nicer than this (only reference I... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This an absolutely gorgeous garden right in the middle of Shinjuku neighborhood in Tokyo. Just outside of the garden are busy streets and roads, crowded place. And Gyoen's location is just perfect for those who want to break or escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. My review is a late review as we went there in the fall of... More 

Thank vacaymode
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park's main draw is its size - it's huge. You can walk and walk and feel very removed from the busy streets of Tokyo.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's amazing how they've managed to build a garden with so many different and attractive spaces that looks as it was always there and the city was built around its forest

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are big enough to escape the crowds without being too big so you get bored. The gardens are a great retreat from the busy Shinjuku shoppers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This park doesn't rate as one of the must see things in Tokyo, but for a tourist visiting the city, I highly recommend it as a quick visit on a morning before you head out to do other things in Tokyo. There is a small admission charge. But after you tour the park you will say that it was money... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It was beautiful and relaxing. A great way to spend a morning. 200 yen entrance fee for adults. Restrooms, ready areas located all around. Very well kept. Loved the green house!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It'll take a few hours but these gardens are well worth the time to get away from the city. This whole area of Tokyo is thriving with great eateries etc. The gardens themselves have a British landscape garden which is large and as boring as it sounds however the Japanese and French gardens are real nice. Only 100Y to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this park Very nice, very quiet We forget that we are in Tokyo, a big city You can go many times and it's always different I am feeling like home inside

Thank Catherine 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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