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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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US$ 101.01*
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Cherry Blossom Viewing and Tokyo Tower Tour
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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day
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Tokyo: Cherry Blossom 'Sakura' Viewing Tour by Bus including Buffet Lunch

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Relaxing and beautiful Garden

Very relaxing. Enough space for everyone to find a spot to chill and enjoy the air. It was beginning of spring so not many trees were blossom. I can imagine it would be so... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Very relaxing. Enough space for everyone to find a spot to chill and enjoy the air. It was beginning of spring so not many trees were blossom. I can imagine it would be so enchanting when it's full blossom! Totally worth a visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought this was lovely at first, then we went to Kanazawa in West Japan. Saw much nicer places! Lovely though if you are only in Tokyo

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easily accessible by subway line....metro exit directly across from park entrance. For Japanese garden lovers, this is a must-go destination. Gorgeous ponds, lakes and greenery abound. One can spend hours in this peaceful place without getting bored!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful park. For 200¥ you could spend all day enjoying the plants and ponds. Bring the kids for a day out in the sun. The cherry blossoms were just starting to bloom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of many traditional Japanese gardens. Located in the city centre it is an excellent escape route to avoid the traffic for a while.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shinjuku Gyoen is a national garden and you have to pay a small amount to enter the grounds (as opposed to other parks being free). We arrived a few minutes before 4 PM and only had about 30 minutes to go around before closing time but we were not disappointed! We came across various early spring sakura bloomers and enjoyed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice walkable Japanese style garden very close to Shinjuku station. A few cherry blossoms were out when we visited, but I am sure it would be beautiful when they are all in bloom. A surprising number of people were at the park even without the cherry blossoms being in full bloom.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These gardens are lovely, very well looked after & so peaceful, just a minute from the Madness of Tokyo but complete tranquility & just a few pounds to get in.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We're here in March so it wasn't green yet. But it is beautiful and I can just imagine it in a month when the cherry blossoms are already in full bloom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this garden during the Cherry Blossom Festival and it was amazing. We spent hours walking around on a beautiful spring day

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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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