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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  • Pretty big park, nice place to spend some time in the nature within the busy city. You can sit on the grass! I happen to come on a free-entry day, don't know what that depends on. 
    Pretty big park, nice place to spend some time in the nature within the busy city. You can sit on the grass! I happen to come on a free-entry day, don't know what that depends on.  more »
  • Need to take some walk to see around the full garden. It's nice to visit during the summer everyone is out reading and laying down on green grass away from the busy center. The garden look beautiful.....  more
    Need to take some walk to see around the full garden. It's nice to visit during the summer everyone is out reading and laying down on green grass away from the busy center. The garden look beautiful.....  more »
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  • A park is an area of naturally occurring, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. Parks may consist of grassy areas, rocks, soil and trees, but may also contain buildings and other artifacts such as monuments, fountains or playground structures. There are also amusement parks which have live shows, fairground rides, refreshments, and games of chance or skill.
  • After a very heavy first night in Japan, I headed here to wander through the beautiful gardens. If anything is going to clear your head and help give you clarity in life it is this place! Sitting on the grass and looking into the distance you can see the city of Japan and it's beautiful skyline of buildings. The park was so quiet and serene, with so many pretty flowers and greenery. I remember many times in Japan on my trip, but this place was definitely one of them. Loved it

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