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Chrysanthemum Exhibition
Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Festivals & Events

Chrysanthemum Exhibition 菊花壇展

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku-gyoemmae Sta. | 5 mins on foot
  • Marunouchi Line
  • Sendagaya Sta. | 5 mins on foot
  • JR Sobu Line
  • Shinjuku Sta. | 10 mins on foot
  • JR Lines | Marunouchi Line | Oedo Line | Keio Line | Keio New Line | Odakyu Line

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The Chrysanthemum beds at Shinjuku Gyoen is a series of flower beds arranged under the hut called Uwaya set up along walking path, and features flowers in a variety of distinctive colors set up in unique decorative patterns in the garden.

Chrysanthemums are said to have first arrived in Japan sometime between the end of Nara Period (710-794) and the start of the Heian Period (794-1192). Afterward, Japanese cultivars were further developed in the Muromachi Period (1338-1573) and Edo Period (1603-1867), and in 1878, the Imperial Household Ministry, organized the first chrysanthemum exhibition in Akasaka Palace. Although the chrysanthemums on display were originally cultivated in the Akasaka Palace, chrysanthemums began to be cultivated at Shinjuku Gyoen as well starting in 1904. This chrysanthemum viewing event has been conducted at Shinjuku Gyoen since 1929.


Opening Hours

  • 9:00–16:00






Facility Info

  • Restrooms | dining facilities | smoking area | parking
  • Disabled parking | accessible restrooms | baby changing facilities | wheelchair loan | breast feeding room | braille signage

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