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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4.02 weeks ago
It was September 2017 we visited this charming park, the sunny weather was comparatively comfortable. We always look forward to visiting and strolling in parks in Japan. This park is yet another elegantly landscaped, well kept, and it’s super clean. The towering trees are well taken care of, the surrounding pockets of botanical garden are perfectly preserved and spruced, the well groomed sprawling lawns are gracefully spread, as well as a collection of ponds dolled up with with small islands and bridges are so captivating and inviting. Enjoyed every moments in this park.
5.0a month ago
Great park to go all around the year as they have so many different trees and flowers to see! Entrance fee got rises to ¥500 per person for adult, but it’s worth the price to get away from the city buzz and enjoy the serenity in central Tokyo. Gardens are always very well managed and clean. You can have a picnic here, but can’t bring in any alcoholic drinks... in other words no drunks or weird people at scene.
5.0a month ago
This place was not on my itinerary when I was visiting Tokyo. Visited here coz my Japanese friends brought me and after I felt this should have been plotted on my itinerary before.
Definitely a nice garden to take a stroll view some of the Japanese plants, park architecture. With friends or your partner, definitely makes the walk in the park superbly relaxing. Likely in fall, with the colours changing it would have been a pretty picture here.
Do take note that you’ll need to pay to enter the park. Ticket price is not too expensive.
5.04 months ago
I visited on a regular week-day and there weren’t much people. This garden is located in the middle of a busy city, so you can visit here if you want some time to relax and feel peace with nature. It’s quite a spacious garden with several gardens, and you’ll need to buy a ticket to enter (but really worth it). It took me at least about an hour work to get around. I’m considering to buy a year-pass!! that’s how much I love this place hehe
5.08 months ago
"A romantic jewel in the heart of Tokyo". Come and discover with me this hidden oasis in the heart of the city, an essential visit in Tokyo. I will give you all kinds of details and I will tell you the secrets that are hidden among the 58 hectares of these botanical gardens. A true paradise of peace and tranquility that many locals barely know. Each tree has a story behind; In this park lies the largest variety of cherry trees in all of Japan, there are more than a thousand planted here. If you want to enjoy the park and other places in its surroundings, here is a guru walker that will take you on the best route. Goodbye to the maps!
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