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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3.02 weeks ago
If you want a reprieve from the crowds around Shinjuku this is a good place to get away from it all. Entry is 500 yen which I guess is reasonable given what it must cost to upkeep the grounds, although I saw more beautiful grounds around free entry shrines and temples in Kyoto. The middle of autumn is probably a good time to visit when the leaves turn. The greenhouse section is worth a visit to see some interesting plants and flowers. A little oasis of relative peace in otherwise chaotic Tokyo.
5.0a week ago
This is one of the most beautifully presented gardens in Japan. Everything is culturally at balance with nature here, you can't help but be relaxed and at peace.
It's very clean and has a true representation of Japan clean, balanced and intricate. It is a must see when visiting Tokyo. The garden features a variety of cafe's and souvenir shops to stop by and scope out a good amount of items.
5.0a week ago
The Garden is open early now, we arrived about 8:30am and walked around while it was nice and cool out. There are many paths with beautiful trees and flowers. The green house was my favorite area with so many colorful flowers, it opens at 9:30. Don't miss it if you go! There are drink vending machines and plenty of restrooms along the way. We really enjoyed the park!
5.0a month ago
If you're in Shinjuku you have to visit this park. Immaculate grounds, great nature spaces. Massive open, but well maintained, lawns. Beautiful traditional Japanese garden area too. You can easily spend several hours in here. It costs a few hundred yen, 500 I believe for adults, but well worth the admission. Come on a nice day!
5.0in the last week
Absolutely beautiful park. Its about 100 yen to enter (if i remember correctly) and there is an information center at the entrance where you can see a display of many seeds, nuts, leaves, and insects found within the park. They also provide maps, and there is a little cafe. The park itself is gorgeous and the trails wind around the various sections. There are many old trees which are stunning to look at. If you are in the area, its a must to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
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