• Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was once an Imperial Garden, its construction completed in 1906. After World War II, it was opened to the public as a national garden. The grounds have an area of over 58 hectares, and within them are both Japanese- and Western-style gardens. It is a popular place within the city for people to refresh and relax, and every year plenty of visitors come to see the cherry blossoms in spring and colorful foliage in autumn. Anyone looking for a green space while in Tokyo should make sure to stop by, but make sure to check the garden's opening hours before visiting.

*Bringing alcohol into the park is prohibited. Please also refrain from using play equipment in the garden (except in the Kid's Area).

Photographs provided by Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Management Office, Ministry of the Environment

Information

〒1600014
11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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03-3350-0151
Duration: 2.5 hours
Monday : close

Closed: Monday (or the following weekday if Monday is a holiday) and New Years period (December 29th to January 3rd)

Opening/Closing times may vary seasonally. Please check the official website for further details.

Adult: JPY 500
Age 65+ (with valid ID) : JPY 250
Student(with student ID) : JPY 250
Under 15yrs: Free

Group discounts available (more than 30 persons). Please check the official site for details.

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Official Site
Available Online tickets
https://www.asoview.com/channel/ticket/W9YQOvOh2y/ticket0000003449/?utm_source=ticket_direct
Recommended Season
March・April・October・November

Details such as opening times/fees etc are subject to sudden change. While we endeavor to keep our site up to date, we advise you check the official website for each spot for the latest information

Reviews

Ada_Wan

WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-02-26

Despite it being winter time, the weather was really pleasant as the Sun was out so I decided to make a trip to Shinjuku Gyoen. There weren't many people since it was a weekday, and most of the trees were a bit barren, but I still had a wonderful time walking around and exploring the place. A short walk from Sendagaya station, Shinjuku Gyoen also had entrances from Shinjuku station (Shinjuku gate) and Shinjuku-gyoenmae station (Okido gate). I really liked all the rest stops throughout the park as it allowed visitors to sit and admire the views from it; one can almost imagine what it'd look like in spring. One of my personal favorites was the greenhouse: the humidity inside as well as all the tropical plants and flowers reminded me of my time in Malaysia. An unexpected highlight was the huge plum blossom tree and its flowers that had completely bloomed so I, along with several other people, spent a good amount of time taking many photos of it. Given a few more weeks, the park grounds will undoubtedly be a mix of pink and white's. Another reason I wanted to visit Shinjuku Gyoen was to find the famous rest stop in the movie "The Garden of Words"; I did manage to find it and it felt so surreal to sit there and see what the characters saw. Overall, a super fun time at Shinjuku Gyoen and I definitely recommend making at least a quick stop there during your next visit.

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