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Updated: October 1, 2019

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 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 turned into a public park 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.

Tips

  • Capturing the views of skyscrapers framed by the park's ancient trees
  • Picnicking under the cherry blossoms– just don't bring any alcoholic drinks

Despite only being a short walk away from bustling Shinjuku, 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 combines three distinct types of gardens—Japanese traditional, formal and landscape—with sprawling lawns and quiet groves. In the spring you can admire over 1,000 cherry trees that tinge the park pink with their delicate blooms. During the fall, you can view some of central Tokyo's best autumn colors, although the variety of plants in the gardens and greenhouse make Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden worth a visit at any time of the year.

How to Get There

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

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:00-16:30
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *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.

Price

General admission: 500 yen

Cash

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesSmoking areasParkingWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)Chinese (traditional)Korean
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsHandrailsElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairFolding bed for adultsWheelchair loanBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

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

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