Shinjuku Gyoen Park

shunjuku gyoen park

Oliver | Sightseeing
Tokyo, Honshu Island, Japan | City Trip
09 Apr 2018


Shinjuku Gyoen Park
this garden becomes one of the best places in the city to see cherry blossoms.

How to Get There

If Yoyogi Park is the most entertaining green space in Tokyo, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is the most beautiful. To reach this garden, take the YR Yamanote line to Shinjuku, south exit; walk east down Koshu Kaido, a main thoroughfare. Or take the Toei Shinjuku Line to Shinjuku-Sanchome. This park is open from 9 am to 4 pm. Tuesday through Sunday and closed Tuesday in weeks in which Monday is a national holiday with admission fee about 200 yen per adults.

shunjuku gyoen park

What to Do

Shinjuku Gyoen is one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks. In spring, this garden becomes one of the best places in the city to see cherry blossoms. This park was almost completely destroyed during world war II, but was eventually rebuilt and reopened in 1949 as a public park. 

shunjuku gyoen park

Video by: Happy in Japan

Shinjuku Gyoen has three different types of gardens, there are traditional Japanese landscape garden featuring large ponds dotted with island and bridges. There's a chrysanthemum exhibit is held during the first two weeks of November in the Japanese garden with flower displays and large, temporary pavilions erected around the grounds.

shunjuku gyoen park

Other main gardens are French garden and English landscape garden featuring wide, open lawns surrounded by flowering cherry trees.

shunjuku gyoen park

shunjuku gyoen park

The rest of the park consists of forested areas, lawns and several structures including a restaurant, an information center and an art gallery. Oh ya, there's also a beautiful greenhouse with many tropical and subtropical flowers.

shunjuku gyoen park

shunjuku gyoen park

Shinjuku Gyoen is home to a large number of cherry trees of more than a dozen different varieties. From late March to early April, more than 400 somei yoshino trees blossom around English garden turning the lawns into one of Tokyo's most popular and pleasant hanami spots.

shunjuku gyoen park

In addition, the park has numerous early and late blooming cherry trees which provide and extended cherry blossom viewing season for those who miss the main season.

shunjuku gyoen park

Tips and Trick
  • Bring camera 
  • Before go, check the weather first.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and shirt.
  • Keep this place clean.
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