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
I didn’t expect to see more but I thought I tried my luck on April 14 and found some of the late bloomer just started! It was so amazing to see so many different types of the cherry trees . Green, white, pink and red! Very calm and peaceful garden with less crowds! You can enjoy the beautiful cherry in close range and snap lots of pictures as you want. You need to pay 500 yen but worth it! Well maintained garden and you can also enjoy the city skyline view as backdrop! Worth a visit and it is just a few minutes walk from Shinjuku!
5.02 weeks ago
This is my second time visiting this park. The first was in winter and it was such a beautiful park. But words can't describe how stunning it was now during spring time. Cherry Blossom trees can be found all over the park and it was such a beautiful sight. Best cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo in my opinion.
4.02 weeks ago
Great experience, definitely recommend to see if you're in Tokyo. For sure I'll come back again! Forgot to say that the access is not free it's 250yen for students and people over 65 years old, 500yen for adults, for kids I'm not sure you should check online, maybe there is group price as well. But it's worth the money.
5.0a month ago
Even in the winter, the park was beautiful and peaceful. There are two traditional tea houses were you can enjoy a traditional tea service. Also I believe they have three gardens (Japanese, French and English).
For those of you you are English speakers, they do have an English option when purchasing your tickets from the ticket kiosk at the parks entry and an English map.
If you are in the area I would recommend visiting. I'm not an outdoorsy person and I really enjoyed visiting this park.
5.04 weeks ago
A beautiful picturesque landscape smack right in the center of Shinjuku. The national park is definitely worth a visit especially during the Sakura season when the trees are in full bloom. We were fortunate enough to witness some of the blossoming trees. It would have been better as the climate warms into Spring. Photos were stunning nonetheless. If you’ve ample time at hand it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring along some snacks and a rug for a picnic ! It attracts an entrance fee of ¥500 per person.
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