Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shinjuku

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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. Arrange to visit Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and other attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo road trip planning site .
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  • A beautiful quiet haven in the heart of the city. The formal gardens are stunning and the park was full of local people enjoying the spring sunshine and early blossoms. From here it was an easy walk t...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful gardens. Kept in pristine condition. So worth the very cheap entry fee, and a great way to escape the noise and the activity of downtown Tokyo!  more »
  • We went in winter, so there wasn't much to see, but it was still very well kept, and a nice walk around. The greenhouse as well had lots to see, and flowers and plants were in bloom there so definitel...  more »
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  • Great open garden in the bustling Shinjuku precinct surrounded by several fish ponds, encircled by skyscrapers. I visited during the chrysanthemum exhibition in autumn and the multitude of colours of flowers and trees were dazzling. Many locals come here to enjoy the fresh air and space, exercise, painting,even for weddings.
  • Very nice and peaceful park. Even being in the middle of all the tall buildings it still quiet and away from the city noise. Everything is pretty and very well maintained. I just enjoy walking around and resting here. I love it.
  • This is what it looks like when nature and design collide. This is probably the most remarkable place I have visited. I was truly mesmerized during my entire 4 hours spent just walking. I visited the place in winter so I probably only saw half it's magnificent beauty. A must visit during Spring.
  • I recommend going there. It's very big and beautiful. I think it's great to go there anytime just to relax and enjoy the garden. When you come here in the spring season it should be even better with all the cherry blossoms.
  • Just fantastic. Best gardens to walk in. Especially earlier in the morning when there's not much people. Jealous of people who can jog here every day. Wonderful and huge garden, guess it takes more than half a day to walk the entire park
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