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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Gorgeous, very zen garden

What a beautiful place to wander and relax for awhile. Every bit of the garden is sculpted and perfectly placed. I thoroughly enjoy my visit here and think it's a must see place.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice garden but a bit underwhelming in winter. Saw some birds and had a nice stroll. Took some pictures of winter flowers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a beautiful place to wander and relax for awhile. Every bit of the garden is sculpted and perfectly placed. I thoroughly enjoy my visit here and think it's a must see place.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens on our last day in Tokyo and were really glad we did it in hindsight. They have a beautifully landscaped Japanese garden which was like an oasis of calm in the midst of the bustling city. The lake, the quaint bridge and the beautiful trees with their autumn colors made it a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As I was below 16 then, I only paid 50 yen to enter (as for adults, about 200 yen, still cheap). I spent a couple of hours there and I wouldn't mind spending everyday there. Really loved the autumn leaves and there are many great spots for tourists to take pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shinjuku Garden is a beautiful green oasis amoungst a sea of city. If you want to escape the hustle and noise of Tokyo, it is worth a visit, but it isn't free. Some areas have swarms of mosquitoes, so be sure to be prepared.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The large garden in Shinjuku. I must say Shunjuku-Gyoen is a very beautiful garden located in the heart of the city. There's a botanical garden, a classic Japanese garden, a large pond, and so on. Trees look amazing at autumn. This place is definitely worth visiting.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking around this garden makes you forget you are in a big busy city. It is really a nice nature walk with historical features, a shine, temple...

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite being winter it was still a wonderful place to visit. Relaxing and I suspect more tranquil being winter with less people. I'm sure it would be more green outside winter but I still love the manicured Japanese gardens. If going by train take the South East exit at Shinjuku train station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A walk to remember! Beautiful break from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet readily accessible to all. Excellent

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Suncheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was nice to see the greens in the city center and see how Japanese treat the park. It was not free but I see how this entrance fee is utilized to look after the park. so clean and organized. great place for picnic!

Thank nomadmora

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Staying in Shinjuku

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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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