Tokyo’s gardens, parks, and nature

Relax in one of Tokyo’s parks

Take a break in Shinjuku Gyoen

“If your in the Shinjuku area and you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city then Shinjuku Gyoen might just be what the doctor ordered. This tranquil national garden has a mix of wide open spaces and traditional Japanese gardens. It's … a fantastic place to walk. The garden is also great for photography.”

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Enjoy the sea at Kasai Rinkai Park

“Close to the city, yet, it's the seaside. If you want to get away from high-rise building without going too far, Kasai Rinkai Park is your place. One station before Maihama Station near Tokyo Disneyland, on the Keiyo Line, it takes you 20 minutes to get there from Tokyo Station. If you go there, you need to bring your lunch with you because the only restaurant there is a fast food one.”

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Take a walk in a traditional Japanese garden

Koishikawa Korakuen

“Tokyo is huge, busy, and rebuilding itself nonstop, but some old Japanese gardens remain in the city. Koishikawa Korakuen is one of these spots where time has stopped and a little bit of old Japan has been preserved.”

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Rikugien Garden

“Rikugien is a very nice garden for walking the park paths, up the gentle hills, and around the pond while taking in the sights and sounds of this park within the confines of a busy city. The garden was created based on the theme of Waka poetry.”

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Enjoy nature without leaving the city

Local Secret: Todoroki Valley

“Tokyo offers a plethora of beautiful parks, from traditional Japanese landscaped gardens to European-influenced rose gardens. However, if you are looking for a walk on the wild side, while still retaining the ability to get a great cappuccino, then Todoroki is the place to go.”

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Okutama: abundant nature in western Tokyo

“Okutama Town is located on the western edge of Tokyo. It is 40 miles west and two-hour train ride from Tokyo Station via Shinjuku and surrounded by green mountains but certainly within Tokyo Prefecture. It is a part of Chichibu Tama Kai National Park but major local tourist attractions are within short distances from stations of JR Okutama Lines or frequent local bus services are operated.”

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