A Beautiful Garden with Seasonal Flora and Historic Buildings
Shinjuku Gyoen was originally an Edo period samurai residence, then converted to a private garden for the Imperial Family. In the present day, it is open to the public.
The large 58.3-hectare grounds are separated into three distinctive gardens: a Japanese garden, a French-style garden, and an English landscape garden. The gardens are also considered some of the most famous modern-day western-styled gardens.
There is also a large greenhouse where you can see rare plants from both Japan and across the world.
Visitors can enjoy the blooms of around 1,000 cherry blossom trees during spring, and gorgeous autumn leaves in the fall.
Chosen as one of “Japan’s 100 Best Cherry Blossom Locations” thanks to its 1,000 cherry trees.
Features multiple historical buildings in harmony with beautiful nature.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- General admission 500 yen, 65 years of age and up 250 yen, students 250 yen, junior high school students and younger free
Every Monday (or following weekday if Monday falls on a holiday), New Year’s holiday (December 29th-January 3rd)
※Gardens open even on Mondays from March 25th-April 24th and November 1st-15th
October 1st-March 14th 9:00am-4:00pm
March 15th-September 30th 9:00am-5:30pm
July 1st-August 20th 9:00am-6:30pm
(1)About a 5-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line’s Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station
(2)About a 10-minute walk from the JR Yamanote Line and Saikyo Line’s Shinjuku Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)