Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden4.1
The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is an urban oasis. This place was designed as imperial garden in early 20th century and later converted to a public park. The main attractions include three types of gardens (English, French and Japanese) with seasonal flowers and trees, and a huge green house featuring tropical plants.
This is a truly peaceful place with greenery, ponds and birds, making you forget the hurly-burly of city life. You can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, picnic lunch on the lawn in summer and autumn, and relaxing moment in the warm green house in winter.
Purposecherry blossom viewing,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 16.6km) Google Transit
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4.0a week ago
Very nice way to spend a morning. It's big enough to have a decent walk (or jog) around and although it cost 200 yen to enter, there is a free greenhouse that is nice. Lots of little tea houses that are pretty standard fare, but good enough to have a lunch break at. There is a shrine of sorts which a bit concrete for my liking but I liked seeing the Japanese take on European gardens and the wildlife is superb if you're willing to wait. The Pokemon hunting is excellent too if you're still playing....
5.0in the last week
This place is just a remarkable atmosphere in Tokyo , Shinjuku. It’s actually open throughout the year.
One of my first experiences here was in winter. It was freezing cold and the wind was quite strong but I somehow enjoyed our visit with my friends.
During the summer and spring it can get unpleasantly crowded.
But there are so many areas inside of the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
It’s frankly very huge and a nice place to stop by for a walk or even a sit down and chat.
Definitely recommend this place for everyone even though you might not be into gardens. It’s definitely worth your time and effort to drop by take some photos and then enjoy other parts of Tokyo .
5.0a month ago
My favorite park in Tokyo.
The park is huge and and there's always some new section to discover. Last time I went with friends and we were very impressed by the tropical plants greenhouse. It was the first time I saw a cacao plant!
Even when it's busy you can always find a peaceful corner.
It's well worth the small cost it pays to enter.
4.0a month ago
This is a fantastic place to hang out in Tokyo if you have plenty of time. Since it costs around 200 yen to access this park, you probably want to get your money's worth, so it is a nice play for a picnic and a relaxed day.
There are plenty of water fountains and rest areas.
Near Shinjuku station which is a short walk away, so definitely easy to get to.
Some of the entrances may not always be open, so try using the Northern one whenever possible.
5.0a month ago
It is extremely cheap for what you get out of it. Beautiful trees, flowers, and buildings. You can get a free map of the garden, in English as well, and there are many different styled areas to see. There is a French traditional area that is amazing, and there are Cherry Blossoms trees, sadly I went during August which was too late to see them blossom. It is 200 yen for an adult, which is around £1.40. The ponds within the garden are also extremely beautiful. This garden is a place you could spend 2 or so hours looking around every part of the garden, or you could take a book and spend the whole day there reading
Spot Reviews (3)
Last November, was too great. Is located in the city centre so quiet and nice place, worth a visit! I went to the season of autumn tour leaves, gardens are dyed in red and yellow, it's so beautiful. Let me impress the greenhouse, wh...
Last November, was too great. Is located in the city centre so quiet and nice place, worth a visit! I went to the season of autumn tour leaves, gardens are dyed in red and yellow, it's so beautiful. Let me impress the greenhouse, which is full of tropical and subtropical plants, people are different.
VisitedDec 2012Read moreClose
Since the station walk about 15 minutes to reach Shinjuku Imperial garden, it is an oasis in the city, within the vast gardens planted with flowers and trees, we can but people forget the noise of the city, enjoying the natural place. Wh...
Since the station walk about 15 minutes to reach Shinjuku Imperial garden, it is an oasis in the city, within the vast gardens planted with flowers and trees, we can but people forget the noise of the city, enjoying the natural place. When I was in late March, was the cherry blossoms in full bloom period, very beautiful, is large in scale, are spectacular, and there are a lot of people to cherry.
VisitedApr 2011Read moreClose
Shinjuku Imperial gardens in Tokyo cherry blossoms in San Diego, here used to be against people's Royal Queen's gardens. But is now fully open to the public, free entry to the garden party. Within the vast gardens, designed a W...
Shinjuku Imperial gardens in Tokyo cherry blossoms in San Diego, here used to be against people's Royal Queen's gardens. But is now fully open to the public, free entry to the garden party. Within the vast gardens, designed a Western style, Japan-style and Chinese-style gardens. Absolute sanctuary is. Apart from flowers in the Park walking, feeling the air, the environment is so refreshing.
VisitedMay 2010Read moreClose