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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shinjuku

(4.6/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • There's a small entry fee which is absolutely worth paying to get into this beautiful park. Right in the heart of Shinjuku, but it's so quiet and peaceful. There's plently of paths which lead you thro...  more »
  • Early blossoming like a flower, rather quickly. Was it proceeds much flowering plum. Saturday morning was felt the spring slowly.
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  • On a Sunday afternoon go running through this park. Not too crowded so you're not too much bother the other visitors as runner. Great to by all this beauty to run uphill and downhill over wide asphalted paths or over the narrow gravel paths. Everything is just nice and clean at and also without all that stood in the bloom was a beautiful park. Only drawback is the limited hours of operation.
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  • Excellent venue with a type of garden that will suit everyone. There is an entrance fee of 200 yen for adults. English brochure available for free. Front entrance also has a theme for what is in season and best time for viewing. Very well kept and not too busy at all. Huge track round the whole Park, tea houses, green houses and numerous garden beds. Feel free to bring food for koi, there are huge ones in the lakes!
  • Very beautiful place. We wanted something different to do and this was just the ticket. The entrance fee is very reasonable at only 200¥ per person and parking is free for the first 2 hours then 500¥ per half hour there after. There were tons of people but it didn't feel crowded at all. Bring a lunch and have a wonderful time 😊👍
  • Nice large park. Many different plants and trees to see in different seasons. The park have different sections with different park themes, Japanese, French, and so on. 200yen fee 50yen for kids. Reasonable and good. You can get some snacks and simpler food inside if you want.
  • Me and my partner came here in 2015, we loved it, the gardens are pristine and we came just in time to see the cherry blossoms. The second day we came back I proposed to her in the french gardens along the large lines of trees, i actually got choked up. Such a lovely place. I don't understand people giving it bad reviews, obviously just bitter sad acts with nothing better to do with their time.
  • All season park, for a perfect walk or getaway from the busy city. Wonderful cherry blossoms spot in april and stunning fall colours in november. For families, couples, shootings...