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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Shinjuku Gyoen was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito, a "daimyo"(feudal lord) of the Edo era. Completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, it was re-designated as a national garden after the Second World War and opened...more
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11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3350-0151
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to unwind and enjoy a beautifully kept garden. Staff on entry are friendly and helpful as well! It would be easy to lose track of the hours here!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jamespw1992
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Shinjuku gyoen is a park located in central Tokyo. During the sakura season it is crawded and plenty of people doing picnic under cherry trees( hanami). In other times it is calm and is very suitable to walk around and making sports.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BurakPamukcu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Constructed on a grand scale, this garden has several distinct areas to enjoy. Good for a few hours and a nice little cafe/ restaurant for lunch. Some lovely magnolias in full flower now. A few early cherry trees in blossom, but the gardens will be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Kittie01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this garden with my family during 1st week of December and was looking forward to catch some remaining autumn foliage. The garden is beautiful and the autumn colours were really vibrant and my kids loved it! There are clean walking trails as well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank razorr925
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens, great place to relax and enjoy nature. Large grated areas mixed with more formal gardens.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bren J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is definitely comparable to the other well known parks such as Hyde in London, Central in New York, etc. it is very close to a subway station. We felt very comfortable walking in this park.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank guillermof997
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent nearly 3 hours today enjoying these lovely gardens and some early cherry blossoms. Very scenic and relaxing. It feels quite a bit like Central Park in New York City. Great spot for a picnic lunch too. The best part is the traditonal Japanese...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DiannaC308
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though there are plenty of parks scattered throughout Tokyo with similar scenery, it's nice to see a park that has enough room to lay on the grass and play, especially if you have a family.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Seth L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Calm, soothing, spiritual vegans to describe the the gardens. Though crowded it lacked the hustle and bustle of stateside gardens. The early blooming of several cherry trees were the center of attention. My guide explained that soon all the cherry trees would be in bloom....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the gardens for a casual stroll. We have been before. There are 2 main gates to enter so pay attention to your Google directions. Access is not allowed along the perimeters. The two best parts of our morning stroll were the Chinese...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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13 March 2019|
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Response from 561sue | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of seats throughout the park
Monique L
6 March 2019|
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Response from Rors47 | Reviewed this property |
There are definitely lockers at Shinjuku station, the garden is about 10min walk from there.
8 February 2019|
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Response from 876karinas | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice as did not need one sorry