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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5.02 weeks ago
We visited this park on our last day in Tokyo and it was one of our favorite experiences of our visit. It was very peaceful and beautiful. We walked the entire perimeter (took a little over an hour) and highlights for us were the greenhouse, the multiple ponds, the Taiwanese pavilion, and the rose garden. I’m sure there is more that we would have enjoyed if we spent more time there! It looks like a great place for a picnic. Admission is 500 yen per adult.
5.03 weeks ago
I've got to hand it to Tokyo. Among all the chaos and crowds, they maintain beautiful gardens like this one right in the middle of all of the action.
It's a small walk from Shinjuku station, a cheap entrance fee, and acres and acres of peaceful tranquility.
Grab a free map at the front (near the restrooms) so you can navigate all the paths and ponds and find the teahouse.
You could easily spend all day here. For me it was the perfect spot to get my fill of fresh air and traditional Japanese gardens on my last day in Tokyo.
A beautiful garden and likely the place to see the cherry blossoms. Filled with locals and tourists. Nice ponds of water with fish! Make sure to check the flower "round". Holds some incredible roses and unique floral arrangements.
5.0in the last week
This is a beautiful garden right in the heart of a city. It's like a more peaceful version of Central Park in New York. We walked around a lot in this garden and I know there's still a lot more to see. It would be very easy to spend a day here and try to get lost if you're looking for a little escape from the rest of Tokyo.
5.02 weeks ago
I am at peace here. It’s one of the best places to see when arriving in Japan for the first time (which I am) because it captures to essence of the beautiful gardens and trees. What’s wild is just how close it is to the very busy downtown Shinjuku. I walked here, and I’m very happy I did. 500 yen to get in (around 5 bucks). Great way to spend the morning!
5.02 weeks ago
It was really pretty. We ate lunch here and didn't stay too long, but what we experienced was definitely worth the 500 yen entrance fee. The greenhouse was absolutely stunning. I only wish we had more time to explore. I think that going here, you need at least a couple hours of free time.
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.
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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