Top 5 Parks To Check Out In Tokyo

Tokyo rocks! That’s a fact anyone been there agrees on. But one thing that really keep Tokyo stand out of the crowd is its stunning parks. If you are planning to visit Tokyo, these 5 parks are a must visit. Check them out!

Many of us have a misconception that Tokyo is just skyscrapers and not much else. As I found out for myself courtesy one of my friends doing an internship in Japan through Zentern, there is a lot more to Tokyo. Sure, the city life is busy and bustling all the time; but there is enough greenery and nature for the nature lovers. To bring to light this rather unknown aspect of Tokyo for the benefit of those wanting to move there -student or otherwise – I am going to write about the 5 best parks that you must check out when you are in Tokyo.

Here is a sneak peek at all the five:
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1.Imperial Palace East Garden

2.Todoroki Valley Park

3.Kiyosumi Teien

4.Yoyogi Park

5.Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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1.Imperial Palace East Garden

This is a huge favorite for university students who frequently flock to Imperial Palace East Garden to have a good time with friends. It helps that it is conveniently located in that it is only a fifteen-minute walk from the Tokyo station. The views of the ruins are breathtakingly beautiful. My personal favorite is the museum of imperial collections.

Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3213-1111

Timing: 9 am to 4 pm (closed on Monday and Friday)

2.Todoroki Valley Park

This is situated very close to Tokyo’s Todoroki station. It is not huge by any stretch of the imagination, just about measuring 1 km in length. There is a magnificent green trail over there that leads you through a wooded valley along a tiny river. The setting is straight out of a movie. Do not miss this! Oh, and there is a misconception that this place is only for couples. This is not true at all. Students from universities across the city, those doing jobs in Japan, Zentern interns, etc. all throng this place.

Address: 1-22, 2-37~38 Todoroki, Setagaya 158-0082, Tokyo Prefecture

3.Kiyosumi Teien

The landscape here is a constant reminder of how beautiful nature is and can be. Watch out for the isowatari, which are basically stone paths along the water. Be careful not to step onto any turtles or fish! More on this here.

Address: KiyosumiTeien, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Phone number: +81 3-3641-5892

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

4.Yoyogi Park

Many new students in Tokyo usually attest to this as a wonderful place to meet new people and socialize. People from all walks of life come to this western-style park, from comedians and jugglers to metal music fans and hobby groups. If you are lucky, you will even get to a chance to see the beautiful autumn leaves fall off.

Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan

Phone number: +81 3-3469-6081

5.Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

This is a must-see as it serves as the national garden under the direct jurisdiction of the ministry of environment. During my time as a student in Tokyo, I was always fascinated by the 3 unique landscapes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: the French, the English and the local. If you have just one day in Tokyo and don’t know what to do, then go to this place. You will not be disappointed, trust me!

Conclusion

That brings us to the end of this article. I fervently hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. Until next time!

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