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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    You would not think that there is this huge garden and park in the middle of the city. It was peaceful, clean and very well maintained.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    It is a beautiful park is often personally goes to the time of cherry blossoms, each season featuring a. Overseas by Makoto Shinkai's "garden of words" came out and I think it seems. Is all over the world enjoying seeing cherry blossom time to explore the Park.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I visited outside of cherry blossom season and it was still a lovely walk to do. I can imagine it being even more beautiful in season!  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Just beautiful, and so peaceful despite being in the heart of Tokyo. The park is huge and filled with lawns that can be sat on, and water features that make for a relaxing visit. The Japanese garden section is particularly appealing. Of note is the mother and child garden, in the Japanese section, where children can explore on narrow paths and get a bit of nature. Bring in a bento and enjoy a bit of peace!
  • June 16, 2017
    The moment you step into this garden you will totally forget you are in Shinjuku. It's so serene in here and it is very big. I spent almost 2 hours inside. You can also lay down your mat and sit down on the grass and enjoy your picnic. Definitely a place I'll be going back if i am in the area
  • June 22, 2017
    Very pretty and relaxing gardens, we went as soon as they opened in the morning paying the entry fee (around 200 yen for adults). You could smell the gardens after briefly walking past the gates which is refreshing as the rest of Shinjuku is very concrete. Highly recommend.
  • June 20, 2017
    A very beautiful garden in Tokyo. Well maintained and designed. I think they the fee for entry is waived on Sundays if you're looking for something in the general Meiji/Shinjuku areas that will be slightly less crowded for an afternoon.
  • July 8, 2017
    We visited Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden twice in May of 2016. It's a fantastic walking experience and a wonderful place to picnic. Well treed, with formal flower gardens, beautiful ponds, and plenty of walking paths; this park is a must see when you visit Tokyo!

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