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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Shinjuku
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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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$100.41*
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Cherry Blossom Viewing and Tokyo Tower Tour
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$109.83*
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Tokyo: Cherry Blossom 'Sakura' Viewing Tour by Bus including Buffet Lunch
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Nice lawn and Japanese garden - well looked after. Good access.

Nice place to take your children to move about. Beware no ball games allowed there though. Good place for couples to take stroll. There is a rose garden at the far end of this... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to take your children to move about. Beware no ball games allowed there though. Good place for couples to take stroll. There is a rose garden at the far end of this park. It is best if the weather is sunny to enjoy the Japanese gardens and small lakes. There is a small conservatory to enjoy. Entrance fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visit annually - sometimes twice a year. Excellent place to see sakura. Since there are so many varieties of cherry trees in the garden you are almost sure to see something in bloom from mid March through April - if you can’t find sakura elsewhere you might be in luck here. The three different gardens styles (Japanese, English, French)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely garden in Shunjuku. You get a view of the city while being in the park. You should also check out the greenhouse. A lovely way to spend an afternoon if you want to get away from the busy city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most beutiful parks I have visited. A hidden gem in the middle of Shinjuku with lakes, trees and traditional buildings. There was blossom on a few of the trees as we were there in mid-Feb, but when it is in full bloom must be a magnificent sight. Birds were flocking into the trees in bloom, and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being a gardener Inam biased on my opinion , but I have to say this is a number one must see. The design and history alone makes this worth the visit ,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the greenhouse here. We went during this winter and most of the park is semi-gray. However, I enjoyed it nonetheless

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Saw this as part of a full day tour. Cherry, and Pear trees were starting to bloom. Did not spend much time here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wandered through these gardens for about an hour. The boys entertained themselves seeing who could take the best photos. It is a photographers paradise. Some early blossom was out so we were quite lucky. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shinjuku is concrete and tall buildings and crowds but not that far away is a very large garden than is a different world.There are a number of different gardens in this very large expanse of park but the Japanese gardens are excellent as you might expect. A good way to see a different part of Tokyo is to walk from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a true testament to Japanese Gardens. Everything is thoughtful, precise and immaculate. We visited mid-February and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom. It must be absolutely magical when they are at their peak - like the crescendo of a symphony. In summer everything will be green and vibrant and in the fall the colours of the... More 

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Shinjuku
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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