Free tour Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (Tokyo)

Duration: 3h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Ignacio
Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2019

Hi there! I'm Ignacio, your guru in Tokyo. I've been 14 years around Asia and I love Japan. https://www.instagram.com/ignacio_desu/

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

"A romantic jewel in the heart of Tokyo" (Japan Times, in English https://bit.ly/2YwdfPf). Come and discover with me this hidden oasis in the heart of the city, an essential visit in Tokyo. I will give you all kinds of details and I will tell you the secrets that are hidden among the 58 hectares of these botanical gardens. A true paradise of peace and tranquility that many locals barely know. Each tree has a story behind; In this park lies the largest variety of cherry trees in all of Japan, there are more than a thousand planted here. If you want to enjoy the park and other places in its surroundings, here is a guru walker that will take you on the best route. Goodbye to the maps! - Traditional Japanese garden 日本 庭園 - English gardens イ ギ リ ス 風景 式 庭園 - French-style garden フ ラ ン ス 式 整形 庭園 - Large greenhouse 大 温室 - Former imperial resting house 旧 洋 館 御 休 所 - Taiwan Pagoda 旧 御 凉亭 - Raku tea house -tei 楽 亭 テ ィ ー ハ ウ ス - Forest of Mother and Son 母 と 子 の 森 - The 5 centenary trees: ・ Shadow plane (Platanus acerifolia) ・ Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) ・ Yulan (Magnolia denudate) ・ Liriodendron (Liriodendron (Liriodendron)・ Japanese elm (Ulmus davidiana var. Japonica). https://youtu.be/TcoLx3_Fc5s

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  • Meeting point:
    Shinjuku-Sanchōme (Shinjuku 3), 3-chō...
    Shinjuku-Sanchōme (Shinjuku 3), 3-chōme-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
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    Outside exit C5 of Shinjuku Sanchome station.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Yohanna 19 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
I have to admit that when I heard we would walk around Shinjuku after the park, I considered deserting to remain in the park for longer. However, Ignacio did not make the mistake so many guides make and let us actually enjoy the park. We sat down for a while as he was telling lots of interesting facts about Japanese history and culture and it was amazing. Very chill, no rush, away from the big crowds… just wonderful. So I felt compelled to continue the journey and it was a lot more than I expected. Excellent guide!
Jorge 19 May 2024
A Coruña

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Guía muy ameno y cercano Muy recomendable.
Pamela 15 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Excelente guía, tour, experiencia. Ignacio es fantástico! Te hace conocer las diferentes caras de Tokyo en una forma divertida e interesante. Muchas gracias por tan hermoso día!
Diego 09 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ignacio ha sido un guia maravilloso. A convertido este paseo en algo muy interesante, siendo una persona muy simpática y amigable. Gracias !!!
Victoria 08 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Ignacio un genio y muy bien predispuesto e informado , transmitió perfecto sus conocimientos y se brindó más allá del día de lluvia que nos tocó soportar . Muy recomendable y capacitado
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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