Famous for: Relaxing, Family and Kids, Gardens and Parks
Shinjuku Gyoen is the most popular and beloved public garden of Tokyo showcasing japanese style as well as rench and english inspired gardens. Over 1500 cherry blossom trees of 65 varieties that bloom in spring are the most famous attraction here.
When to visit:
january - december
Closed : Monday
09:00 - 16:30 : Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday
There are no closing days during the cherry blossom season (late March to late April) and the Chrysanthemum Exhibition (first half of November).
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is at a short distance from Shinjuku Station, and is one of the Tokyo's largest and most popular parks. This park is popular for Cherry Blossoms in Summers.
Shinjuku Goyen has three gardens and a greenhouse :
Japanese landscape garden: has large ponds dotted with islands and bridges, pavilions and the Kyu Goryotei (also called the Taiwan Pavilion) as well as in November display temporary exhibitions. From mid November to mid December, changing maple tree colors are worth capturing.
French garden: has open lawns surrounded by flowering cherry trees
English landscape garden: has open lawns surrounded by flowering cherry trees. From late March to early April, more than 400 somei yoshino trees blossom around the English garden turning the lawns into one of Tokyo's most popular and pleasant hanami (Cherry blossom) spots.
Greenhouse: has tropical and subtropical flowers.
How to Reach
Shinjuku Gate: 10 mins walk east from the "New South Exit" of JR Shinjuku Station or 5 mins walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
Okido Gate: 5 mins walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
Sendagaya Gate: 5 mins walk from JR Sendagaya Station on the local Chuo/Sobu Line.