Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo

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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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  • Nature trip in the middle of a city? If you're looking for a place to eat and do sightseeing, you've come to the right place. Family-friendly, the cherryblossoms are so surreal. They have tons of...  more »
  • Less crowded than the Yoyogi Park, the Gyoen National garden is absolutely beautiful with different areas, decors and ambiance. You have to pay a fee to enter the park so better to go there for few...  more »
  • Located in the center of Tokyo right after the New-York-style shopping-buildings this garden will immerge you in the zen atmosphere only Japanese people master. The garden is so huge that you don't.....  more »
  • This is such a great place for a relaxing walk in the middle of Tokyo. Very close to busy Shinjuku station, one can find peace and tranquility at the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The park is vast but it is divided into several smaller units, some more traditional Japanese while others with a strong European presence. The bridges and water features in the Asian gardens are relaxing and able to put you in a contemplative state. The roses in the European area are absolutely gorgeous. One can easily stay for hours here but if you are in a hurry, expect to spend about 90 minutes or so.
  • Very nice garden to visit and a great place for a family to relax! We had a blast walking along the scenic pathways and exploring the different areas. We really enjoyed the greenhouse with its wide variety of tropical plants. The roses were blooming when we visited and each was very unique and had its own characteristic. I personally liked the way the avenue of trees looked during our visit.
  • Beautiful garden to visit! A must see. It is a very large park. You will see many people on the grass with their picnic baskets just enjoying the scenery while eating. The park is very clean even though it probably has thousands of visitors a day. There's an indoor greenhouse to visit with various flowers, desert plants, aquatics etc. Definitely a must see!
  • Very beautiful garden with thousands of varieties of flowers and trees. It is great to be there a must place to be visited once you are here take sometime and get relaxed. You can grab some quick snacks and drinks from outside which is normal or can buy inside as well.
  • Beautiful park! Clean and peaceful. The colors were really pretty even if it was mid-December. There were hues of red, orange, and yellow. Plus there was a greenhouse that exhibited tropical plants so it was interesting to see tropical plants during the cold winter weather.

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