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Best parks in Tokyo

Garden
“Once part of an Edo era (1603-1867) feudal lord's home, this massive green space was turned into a public park in 1949. Since then it has been a beloved refuge for Tokyoites looking to enjoy a bit of nature in the center of the city. Despite only being a short walk away from bustling Shinjuku, the leafy walkways and seasonal flowers make this a tranquil spot for a morning or afternoon stroll. After paying the small entrance fee, you will soon find that the noise of the city drops away and is replaced by bird song. Shinjuku Gyoen combines three distinct types of gardens-Japanese traditional, French formal and English landscape with sprawling lawns and quiet groves. ”
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“Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo. In spring, thousands of people visit the park to enjoy the cherry blossom during hanami. Access: Nippori stn(JR Yamanote line)--Harajuku stn.”
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“ Ueno Park, a famous cherry blossom spot in Tokyo. Shinobazuike is a popular spot where you can feel nature in the city center, with lots of water birds such as ducks, and lotus flowers in summer. The Starbucks Coffee concept store in the park, one of the few in the country, is also recommended.”
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Track
“The Imperial Palace is home to the Imperial Palace and the Imperial Palace where the Imperial Houses and the Imperial Palace are held. Visitors can visit the archaeological site of Edo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa family, the palace east garden, which is the venue for general saga, and the main gate iron bridge (double bridge). Visits are also accepted on a first-come-first-served basis (first-come-first-served basis), but advance application via the web is recommended. The sidewalk of the Imperial Palace Gaien about 5km is crowded with many runners as a sacred place for running. This course is easy to challenge even for beginners, so it is recommended to enjoy the Imperial Palace run on a business trip or business trip.”
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“Also known as Central Park, you are surrounded by skyscrapers. Regular food fairs and events are held here. There are sculptures including the Peace Carillion, which is a set of 12 hanging bells. Just a step away from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the park also contains a Kumano-Jinja shrine if you want to stop in for a quick prayer”
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“The Rikugien Gardens are located in a residential part of Bunkyo City, in the north of Tokyo. Nearby attractions include Ueno Park, Nezu-jinja Shrine, and the University of Tokyo's Koishikawa Botanical Garden. If visiting in autumn or spring, consider spending an entire day exploring these seasonally gorgeous attractions.”
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Garden
“The Hama-rikyu Gardens are built around the a central pond. In the middle of the pond is a teahouse, where you can sit down to enjoy a cup of matcha tea throughout the year. The garden's pond is connected to the sea, and water flows in and out with the tide, meaning the park is in a permanent state of flux. Throughout the park there are a number of plum and cherry trees, which blossom throughout spring. You can see autumn foliage from the end of October, peaking in early to mid-November. ”
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Zoo
“Inokashira park is placed in the Kichijoji. You can see a performance of many artists. There is a beautiful pond, and Zoo, Shopping street^^ Access: Nippori stn(Yamanote line)--Shinjuku stn(JR Chuo-Sobu line,local)--Kichijoji stn”
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“One of Tokyo's Hidden Gems! Enjoy this peaceful quaint Japanese garden, especially during the Autumn Foliage and Spring Seasons”
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“Shiba Park / 芝公園 Surrounding the Zojoji Temple in a ring shape, Shiba Park is the oldest parks n Japan. It gives you the perfect view of Tokyo Tower. Originally part of the Zojoji Temple, a family temple of the Tokugawa Lesyasu, Shiba Park separated after the war due to the separation of government and religion. The park has large trees of cherry blossom, zelkova, ginkgo, camphor, and others grown around the pond that gives beautiful sceneries in spring and autumn. Momijidani, autumn leaf valley, is famous for its artificial 10 meter high water fall.”
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“Very nice for walking and jogging. NIce to watch cherry blossom along the river side in Spring.”
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“One of Tokyo's most lovable parks, right next to the Marunouchi-Shiodome Business District”
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“Hibiya Park (日比谷公園 Hibiya Kōen) is a park in Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan. It covers an area of 161,636.66m2 between the east gardens of the Imperial Palace to the north, the Shinbashi district to the southeast and the Kasumigaseki government district to the west.”
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“The Yamashita Park, also known as Yamashita Koen Park, is the most popular park alongside Yokohama Bay where locals always come for dog strolling, refreshment, and get the stunning view of the harbor and Minato Mirai. The Yamashita Park in Yokohama is lovely park that’s great for relaxing and strolling with great views of harbor and a glimpse of the spectacular Minato Mirai (Ferris wheel). ”
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“kebukuro West Gate Park (Ikebukuro Nishi-guchi Kōen), across from the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, with a plaza and fountain, is immortalized in popular fiction as the hangout of young working class heroes, molls, and punks. It began with an urban mystery novel series called Ikebukuro West Gate Park, which was turned into a TV and manga comic series. But be assured: it's a work of fiction playing on the area's somewhat gritty reputation, and not based on its actual present state. Visit Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park on a weekend and, more often than not, you'll encounter a colorful festival or some other buoyant outdoor social event in full swing. Ikebukuro does, however, thrive on fiction in a very modern, Japanese form - that of manga and animation ("anime"). The northern end of the east side of Ikebukuro station, near Sunshine 60 Dori Avenue, is full of stores dealing in kawaii ("cute") popular comic and anime character goods, which are especially popular with girls.”
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“Big park in takadanobaba. In Spring there is really famous about cherry blossoms. ”
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