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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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Gorgeous gardens

Go in the evenings when the weather is cooler and the sun is setting..excellent location to relax and enjoy the fresh air and scenary!

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go in the evenings when the weather is cooler and the sun is setting..excellent location to relax and enjoy the fresh air and scenary!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To fully appreciate this beautiful garden in the heart of bustling Shinjuku, give yourself a good few hours. It is huge! The park is divided into traditional Japanese landscaping, a formal English garden, a glasshouse with plant specimens from all over the world and more. We were lucky to see the relatively rare autumn flowering cherry blossom in bloom. It... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a delightful surprise to find such a beautiful park in which to escape the busy streets of nearby Shinjuku. So many interesting areas to explore and wildlife to appreciate. Be mindful, however, that the park closes at 4:30pm so make sure you arrive early enough to appreciate all it has to offer.

Thank Matthew P
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to come to take a break from the city outside. Several gardens to enjoy some nice views. Rose garden and greenhouse areas for people who love plants. Lots of people sitting on the grass, relaxing, eating lunch, or taking naps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful park. Well worth a visit. It is hard to believe you're in a city. Small cost to enter but do not let this out you off. Make sure you see the rose garden and the greenhouse.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have time for a leisurely stroll or want to sit on the grass and relax this is the spot. An oasis in the middle of a very hectic and busy neighborhood. Japanese gardens are the best. Few options for snacks...probably to maintain the premises clean and a small entrance fee.

Thank Cynthia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best park in Tokyo ! Easy to get there by public transport. Park located in Shinjuku area and has a few entrances ! Nice Place for walking and jogging ! Very popular by locals !

Thank Alex R
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like gardens then this one is a must if you are visiting Tokyo. The gardens are beautifully maintained. Allow two or three hours to see it all and make sure you get there early as they close about 4.30pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful, spacious garden hidden behind busy Shinjuku Street. I spent 3 hours wandering around in the afternoon for the equivalent of 2 US dollars (!) and still did not see everything. Make sure you check this out on your trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been here in 2012 and 2014 for Hanami. It was so beatiful to walk while cherry trees surrounded you with a rain of petals. You must try, you must live the experience of Japan Cherry Blossom at Shinjuku Gyoen

Thank Alex M

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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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