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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5.03 weeks ago
It's a truly beautiful garden that takes features from the East and West and blends them together wonderfully in a single space. Having arrived at 330 while the gates closed at 430, our visit was rushed, but we got to enjoy sections of the park where there were nearly no people! This is truly a must visit if you're in the area, especially since the gate fee is only 200 yen per person. We got really lucky and found the molt of a rhinoceros beetle! I highly recommend making the visit here!
5.0a month ago
Our 1st time and also 1st experience with a Japanese Garden and viewing up close of the Cherry Blossom. Great place for a walk (and picnic) with family and friends, and for tourists too. Was a little early in the season as there were still some trees that were not fully blossomed but we had a wonderful time. Spent a few hours in the park admiring the vast open space, the flora and fauna. Great place to visit.
5.0a week ago
Such a beautiful park. There is a fee to enter but is well worth it. The day i went there were a bunch of school children, over 200, doing paintings. There were a few small places selling food and of course vending machines for drinks. What a peaceful park to visit, wish I would have seen the flowers blossoming.
5.0a month ago
This garden is really large and has beautiful landscaping. Because of its size and because they charge money for admission and don't allow alcohol, it's not too crowded during cherry blossom season. It's a great place to come for a chill picnic or to walk around and take pictures. There is a little shop in the garden that sells snacks and drinks, and there are many wonderful photo spots. Easily walkable from several train stations in the area.
5.0a month ago
The Shinjuku national garden is a lovely large park in central Shinjuku. It's only 200 yen for entry and you can stay for hours. The traffic isn't audible and it's a nice place to have lunch or sunbathe.
There are pretty ponds and several tea houses tucked away that do offer the traditional tea service ceremony at certain hours - check in advance. The gardens have a lot to offer - a rose show was happening when I was there, and some kind of country fair equivalent.
There's also a greenhouse for tropical plants and flowers with a waterfall that has free entry inside the park.
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