Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Shinjuku Gyoen Nacional Garden is one of the largest and the most beautiful parks in Tokyo. Although it is located at busy urban center, it provides a nice tranquil space to escape from the noise and the bustle of the big city.
This park was one of the private gardens of the Imperial Family until WWⅡ, but was almost completely destroyed during the war. After the war, this garden was eventually reconstructed and reopened as a public park in 1949.

The elegance and the beautiful scenery of the garden are outstanding. This garden is like a show case of the three different garden styles which are French formal style, Japanese traditional style, and British landscape garden styles. There is also a greenhouse which contains many tropical and subtropical flowers.

Shinjuku Gyoen in Spring

Hanami Cherry Blossom Viewing
Plenty of cherry blossom trees around the English garden area bloom from late March to early April and the sight is one of the most popular Hanami (eating and drinking under the fully bloomed tree) spot in Tokyo.

Shinjuku Gyoen in Autumn

During autumn, you will be attracted to see the leaves of each tree changing its colors dramatically. There are many kinds of trees in this garden so that the colors are variously changed.

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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden opens 9:00 to 16:30 (entry until 16:00) and is closed on Mondays and December 29 – January 3.

It is located a ten minutes walk from JR Shinjuku Station New South Exit, a five minutes walk from Shinjuku Gyoen Mae station (Marunouchi Subway Line), or also a five minutes walk from JR Sendagaya station.

Entry fee is 200 yen.

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