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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Shinjuku
As featured in 3 Days in Tokyo and 7 other guides
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Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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This is a true testament to Japanese Gardens. Everything is thoughtful, precise and immaculate. We visited mid-February and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a true testament to Japanese Gardens. Everything is thoughtful, precise and immaculate. We visited mid-February and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom. It must be absolutely magical when they are at their peak - like the crescendo of a symphony. In summer everything will be green and vibrant and in the fall the colours of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a really nice break from the usual crowded streets of shinjuku! The greenhouse is fantastic well worth a visit any time of year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is a national garden and has many types of trees, flowers and a great greenhouse with wonderful orchids and tropical plants. It cost ¥200 per person to enter but it's well worth it. The ponds are lined with plum blossom trees (we went in February too), and there are gardens in English, French and Japanese styles. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like being outside in gardens then go here. We waited until the last day of our trip to come here and we regretted not doing it sooner. You could easily spend a few days just exploring and soaking in this space so make it a priority. Shinjuku is quite hectic so it's definitely a much needed oasis of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this is my 4th wander around Shinjuku gardens and extra special on valentines days. There were some trees already in blossom and some spring bulbs flowering. It's great value with just a ¥200 entrance fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shinjuku Gyoen National garden had lovely gardens of several varying styles with interesting structure even in mid-winter. The plum trees were at prime blossom, quite lovely. Lots of paths to explore, easy to find.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we are one with nature and japan's culture. big lawn area where you can roam around, be with nature, relax and exchange air with the trees. i didnt expect there will ve bug gardens in tokyo city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a crowded city the tranquillity of the garden is very much appreciated. Go visit the greenhouse, it has collection of beautiful flowers

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens to walk through. Wonderful place to relax and just wander. You'll see many artists out painting if it's a clear day as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairly inexpensive (about 200yen) for a lovely sunny day activity. Good for a quick look at the Japanese gardens or for hours lazing in the sun. Would recommend!

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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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