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Updated: March 21, 2024

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden travel guide 新宿御苑

11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

Tokyo's answer to Central Park

Once part of an Edo era (1603-1867) feudal lord's home, this massive green space was opened to the public in 1949. Since then it has been a beloved refuge for Tokyoites looking to enjoy a bit of nature in the center of the city.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Management Office


  • Capturing the views of skyscrapers framed by the garden's ancient trees
  • Picnicking under the cherry blossoms– just don't bring any alcoholic drinks
  • Drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, using sports equipment and musical instruments in the garden are prohibited.

Despite being located just a 10-minute walk from the south exit of Shinjuku Station on the JR, Keio and Odakyu lines, the leafy walkways and seasonal flowers make this a tranquil spot for a morning or afternoon stroll. After paying the small entrance fee, you will soon find that the noise of the city drops away and is replaced by bird song.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Management Office

Shinjuku Gyoen combines three distinct types of gardens—Japanese traditional, formal and landscape with sprawling lawns and other natural landscaping. In the spring you can admire 900 cherry trees that tinge the park pink with their delicate blooms. During the fall, you can view some of the best autumn colors and the Chrysanthemum Exhibition related to the imperial family. The variety of plants in the gardens and greenhouse make Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden worth a visit at any time of the year.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Management Office

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Management Office

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku-gyoenmae StationTokyo Metro Marunouchi LineExit 15 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 9:00-16:30

    *Varies by floor, store, and/or facility
    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.


General admission: 500 yen


Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesNon-smoking areasParkingWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)Chinese (traditional)Korean
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsHandrailsWheelchair rampMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairFolding bed for adultsWheelchair loanBreast feeding roomColor universal designAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.