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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Shinjuku Gyoen was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito, a "daimyo"(feudal lord) of the Edo era. Completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, it was re-designated as a national garden after the Second World War and opened...more
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11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3350-0151
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Reviewed today

We had a lovely time walking around. Don't miss the beautiful rose garden, the Old Imperial Rest House, or the Taiwan Pavilion.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LFT1983
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is an entrance fee but it’s well worth it. The park is huge and well maintained. Hard to imagine such a huge lot of land existing in Tokyo considering everything else is compacted to save space. The greenhouse is really nice so be sure...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HOD0R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful! Calming walk through the cherry trees! Best place to relax from the hustle of Tokyo city, Very nice place to take pictures with background of cherry blossoms! To add more, ice cream made of cherry flavor, enough benches to take rest also available. Except...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jino j
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to a nearby department store and decided we needed to take a break and have some tea. This is a huge park in the middle of the city, with large lawn areas for spreading out blankets, or you can just stroll about...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank fftravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not all the grounds were well kept. Some of the lawns need mowing and weeding. We could see weeds appearing in bushes. There should be signs showing where each path leads to. Even though we were given a map, it is not easy to navigate...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Essendon52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful and peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle of busy Tokyo. We strolled around the huge gardens taking in the various gardens. They have huge sections of lawn that you can go and relax on and have something to eat. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice stroll in this park. Some parts has the city buildings as background which is an interesting mix of concrete and nature. The landscapes and water features are very lovely.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gabeytravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shinjuku Gyoen is always a peaceful retreat in the middle of the city thanks to its size and the 500 yen entry fee (recently increased from 200–300). Personally, I like to wander around the Japanese garden and the Taiwanese pavilion. The rose garden is also...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank whatwaitwho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours wandering around the gardens. To be fair, coming from Australia, nothing I hadn’t seen before. Was a nice change from the craziness of Tokyo.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Work_in_Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group walked this garden after a large lunch for the purpose of a stroll and looking at some wonderful Japanese gardens. Not only were they great, the park (in early June) had some of the most breathtaking roses in bloom that I've ever encountered....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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
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Ian V
April 15, 2019|
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Response from rachaeldavis21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ian, The website reads as below, hope that helps! : Opening hours are extended during the following periods (From March19, 2019): March 15 - September 30 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (Gates close at 6:00 pm) July 1 - August 20... More
Sabrina C
April 11, 2019|
Response from vsnaito | Reviewed this property |
There are many many restaurants, what kind of food you like ?
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