Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Shinjuku Gyoen is constructed on the site of the private mansion of the Naito family of feudal lords associated with the Takato domain in Shinano province during the Edo period (1603–1868). A part of the land was converted to an agricultural testing site and later managed as an Imperial estate in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Shinjuku Gyoen was completed in 1906 and opened to the public after World War II as a national garden.
The garden, spanning an area of 58.3ha, blends three distinct garden styles: Japanese Traditional, French Formal and English Landscape.
Celebrated for its cherry blossoms in spring and scarlet foliage in autumn, the garden serves as an oasis in the heart of Tokyo.
(Bringing alcohol into the garden and drinking it there is prohibited. Using toys, sports equipment and the like is also prohibited in the garden.)

Detailed information

Basic information


11 Naito-machi


Postal code:160-0014

Contact information

Name:Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Telephone number:03-3350-0151

Fax number:03-3350-1372


Website:Link to Home Page for Ministry of the Environment( External link )

Operation information/charges

9:00-16:00 (Gates close at 16:30)

Regular holidays/closings:
Mondays (If a Monday is a public holiday, then closed the following weekday) and New Year’s holidays (December 29–January 3)

Time required:
60–90 minutes


Adults 200 yen / Elementary and middle school students (under15) 50 yen / Infant(under5) free
* Admission is free for every visitor with an ID booklet for disability, and one caregiver (original ID required). Discounts for seniors are not available.


By car:Get off at the Gaien Exit on Route 4 of the Metropolitan Expressway, and drive along Gaien-Higashi Street towards Waseda. Turn left at the Yotsuya 3-chome Intersection, then turn left at the Shinjuku 1-chome Intersection on Shinjuku Street. The parking lot (at Okido Gate) is right in front of you.

By train:Approximately 5 minutes by foot from Exit No. 1 of Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Approximately 5 minutes by foot from Sendagaya Station on the JR Sobu Line

By bus:Take the Shinjuku WE Bus and get off at the Shinjuku Gyoen stop




Children | Students | Groups | Couples | Families | Seniors |


Views of Tokyo Tower |

Cultural Properties

National Designated Cultural Properties | Tokyo Designated Historical Buildings |

Other services

Experience programs


Facility information

Toilet facilities available | Restaurant facilities |

Foreign language pamphlets

English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Accessible parking for people with disabilities (in wheelchairs)
  • Western-style toilet with handrail
  • Diaper changing area
  • Baby safety seat/baby chair
  • Ostomate facilities (with dedicated warm water sink)
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Nursing room

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