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Institute of Nature Study

5-21-5 Shirokanedai, Minato 108-0071, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3441-7176
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Magical slice of nature

It's probably not a must-see if you're a tourist but for those who live in the city, it's a... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
redeyeblues
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Great Botanical Garden

Nice place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Size of 20hectares/50acres... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Pohaku
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Hawaii
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5-21-5 Shirokanedai, Minato 108-0071, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa, Gotanda
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+81 3-3441-7176
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It's probably not a must-see if you're a tourist but for those who live in the city, it's a beautiful and quiet place to get away from the crowds since they only let 300 people in at once. It's amazing such a place exists in...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Nice place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Size of 20hectares/50acres with ponds and numerous types of flora. Wife and me visited in consonance with a walking tour of Meguro Station as well as the Shirokane Platinum Street areas....More

Thank Pohaku
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

quiet piece of nature in Tokyo. Entrance is on the SE side, closest station is Meguro. There is an entrance fee, number of visitors is limited so it remains enjoyable (if you get in). It is a good place to visit, different from other manicured...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is located near Meguro station. The institute preserved a sanctuary for plants and animals which have rarely been observed in the heart of Tokyo city. Although it is relaxing, unfortunately not excited me.

Thank SettembreNero
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a very large park with an entrance fee to see the garden (Yen 100 or yen 50 for seniors with I.D. You can find it on Meguro Dori about 1 kilometre from Meguro station (JR) The garden also has a Art Museum but...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

You can walk by this park and not imagine its size or significance. Few tourists consider visiting it but it is worth a stop and a stroll for an hour or so. Quiet, serene, natural, hence the name. Negligible entrance fee.

Thank warren D
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The Institute of Nature Study is a really lovely little patch of forest in the middle of the city. A lot of the plants were labelled, although it would be good if their botanical names were in the label so plant nerds from around the...More

Thank Laurel F
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

We went to the Institute of Nature Study as a break from the busy city and was exactly what we needed. I think we were the only tourists there but the locals were very friendly. For a tiny price you can wander the overgrown park...More

Thank mcglassa
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

I have fond memories of this park when we lived in Shirokanedai from 1998-2000. Thankfully, nothing has changed. They still only allow a limited number of visitors (though I have never seen it full) and it is a very relaxing area in a very busy...More

Thank iljumittajjeb
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I had great hope for this, but i was very disappointed. Its just an overgrown park with nothing to see but overgrown shrubs and tress YAWN!

Thank Tyler F
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Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with
luxury residential buildings and the scene is
constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama
park and Togoshi park are great places to see
beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as
well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a
post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish
old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa
...More
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