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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Excellent for an afternoon stroll

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... read more

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

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent hours wandering around the magnificent grounds and enjoying the ancient and beautiful tree. Only down was that I was there at the very beginning of autumn so missed out on seeing autumn leaves and flowers

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When it's a nice day, it's lovely to come here, walk around and relax. Lovely to see the Japanese gardens and the stone pagodas. Very picturesque. You can take your time and spend the day relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very well manicured park. We visited this park after we arrived on a very early morning flight and could not check into our hotel for 8 hours. You can cover about 2 or 3 miles by walking the paths through the park. There is also a very modern looking glass greenhouse. You may want to bring some... More 

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Robina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

popped in here on one of our days in tokyo wandering around. It has some really beautiful gardens and its right in the middle of the city. we spent about an hour wandering through different gardens. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a refreshing change from the pace of Tokyo and a great retreat. There are a range of garden styles represented but I favour the traditional Japanese garden.

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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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