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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shinjuku
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Originally constructed for the private residence of "daimyo" (feudal lord) Naito in the Edo period, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden has served as a public park under the Ministry of the Environment since its reconstruction after World War II. Tour the park to see its three main sections: a traditional Japanese garden dotted with ponds intercepted by islands and bridges; a symmetrically planned French garden; and an English garden with sweeping lawns and cherry blossom trees. Stop by the greenhouse to inspect the permanent and special exhibits of tropical flowers. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Tokyo Edition.
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A five minute walk from Shinjuku Station, you'd never guess you are right next to the busiest station in the world! Serene, quiet, and beautiful. We took family photos in the park and have beautiful m... read more »
I think this garden is such a beautiful and peaceful place in Shinjuku. I only visited the Japanese garden, but there are also English and French gardens. The Japanese garden grounds had a temple, var... read more »
A serene park to stroll through to escape the surrounding hustle and bustle. Allow yourself at least an hour to walk all around.
Amazing park and the most beautiful spot to see cherry blossoms that we saw in Tokyo when they were at their peak. I'm sure there are lots of great ones but this will not disappoint!
Just don't walk to get here... whatever you do. The surrounding area is SOOOOOO just no. The park itself is rather gorgeous though the tea houses are just small dirty buildings that sell overpriced bottled water and bottled tea. Even when busy the gardens are laid out so nicely that's it never feels crowded.
An excellent place to have a picnic under cherry blossom trees. Perfect for hanami. Bring your fave picnic food, picnic utensils, a cozy blanket, and cushions. Make sure you have extra battery for your phone or camera. You'll be taking tons of pics!
It's a huge size of garden ! Require 200¥ per entry. Food store available inside while cafetaria available outside. You may enjoy reading and researching types of flora found in the place
Well worth your time n money to visit. It's a relaxing place. Especially during sakura season. There is an entry fee of 200 yen. There are cafe / tea room dotted around in the national garden; selling special sakura themed snacks.
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