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Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park with an eminent garden in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It was originally a residence of the Naitō family in the Edo period. It is now a park under the jurisdiction of the national Ministry of the Environment. The garden, which is 58.3 hectares in area with a circumference of 3.5 km, blends three distinct styles: a French Formal and English Landscape in the north and to the south a Japanese traditional. A traditional Japanese tea house can be found within the gardens. The garden is a favourite hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) spot, and large crowds can be present during cherry blossom season.

The garden has more than 20,000 trees, including approximately 1,500 cherry trees which bloom from late March (Shidare or Weeping Cherry), to early April (Somei or Tokyo Cherry), and on to late April (Kanzan Cherry). Other trees found here include the majestic Himalayan cedars, which soar above the rest of the trees in the park, tulip trees, cypresses, and plane trees, which were first planted in Japan in the Imperial Gardens.

The Izakaya tour is held near the Shinjuku Gyoen.

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Reference: Wikipedia

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