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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Jewel in the middle of Tokyo

An amazing place of beauty and tranquility in the middle of a bustling busy city. The gardens are beautiful and it is incredibly peaceful here. I was relaxing on a bench while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing place of beauty and tranquility in the middle of a bustling busy city. The gardens are beautiful and it is incredibly peaceful here. I was relaxing on a bench while my wife was enjoying a traditional tea ceremony inside of a tea house. Just a great place to visit and to relax.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What can I say, gardens all through Japan are spectacular. Perfectly manicured and attention to detail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just the perfect place to spend an afternoon in the piece and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Tokyo. The park is fairly large with benches placed through out and plenty of spots to sit on the grass on a dry day. There are a number of ponds around the park with little wooden... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

200yen for Adult...I was lucky the weather was good , Sunny not cold (mid 50s F) and the pretty colors of the trees sure make it a pleasant visit besides those hustling bustling Shinjuku Downtown or Station... There is a Green Room over the Yoyogi side that is nice with exotic plants showing while I was there. A great refreshing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a nice change of pace from busy downtown Tokyo to these tranquil and beautiful gardens. If it weren't for the skyscrapers looming over the tops of the trees in all the photos you take, you wouldn't even know you were in the middle of one of the most populated cities on earth. Foreign visitors take note however - no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous fiery red leaves mixed with golden yellows. Spectacular. Don't miss the Japanese gardens section or the tea house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very nice way to spend the afternoon... slowly walking around and enjoying the various types of gardens that are offered. Lots of photo opportunities throughout the garden

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A surprisingly beautiful park. Tranquilliser in the heart of Shinjuku. It's easy to forget the hustle and bustle of Tokyo when in this park. It's well worth spending a couple of hours here in the to get away from the big city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rated this to go if one visits Tokyo during a Autumn. The garden is big and many place for picnic. The trees are in autumn foliage so photography lovers will have to come here. Garden charges admission fees but I guess it's still worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Odd mix of Japanese gardens and European styles in the heart of Tokyo but it works. I was lucky enough to come late late Autumn so saw the gardens at their best.

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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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