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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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TripAdvisor
  • Nice place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Conveniently located next to Shinjuku. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the serenity.  more »
  • Very cool park in the middle of Shinjuku, despite having to pay to enter the park it is a very pleasant surprise and change of scenery.  more »
  • I lived in Tokyo for around a year, it is always crowded during peak hours. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one place to get relax and enjoy the stunning flora through the park area. The garden is h...  more »
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  • 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
  • Incredible park, eve under the rain it gives a great sensation. I suggest you to go early in the morning. It opens at 9, we were there an was desert. All around you can smell trees and flowers. Since it was raining I cutted out with my umbrella all the building that surrounds the place. It's easy, the tree are very high. It seems to be in the middle of an amazing countryside: you can try with your hands. :)
  • This is hands down the most beautiful garden I have ever been to. We made it just in time for cherry blossom season and the sights were just incredible. Perfect for a picnic or a beautiful stroll on a warm and sunny day. I would definitely go back!
  • This is a beautifully place and if you are in Tokyo then you owe it to yourself to check it out. Small entrance fee but its not much. Lots of different plants and trees and no matter how busy it is there is always a quiet place to be found. One of the most beautiful places in all of tokyo and a great place to take a walk away from the busy city.
  • In general I was disappointed. Most of the garden is stuff I could see at home. Really nothing special, have the people who reviewed it even been here? The tea ceremony would have been cool to go to but it was closed the day I went. The mother and child forest was something new for me, I went onto one of the side tracks and saw a small brown snake slide past! Scared me a bit and it's amazing that they can live in the forest in the city! :o