Guide - See / Do - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Shinjuku-gyoen National Garden

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Shinjuku-gyoen National Garden

An oasis in the heart of Tokyo
Opening Hours 9am – 4pm (gates close at 4.30pm) Close on Mondays (If Monday is a public holiday, then closed on the following day.)

The conveniently located park in Shinjuku provides a peaceful atmosphere and an oasis in Tokyo for a small fee. Spanning of 583,000 square metres, the garden is applauded for the fusion of three distinct landscape styles: traditional Japanese, French and English. The beautiful greenhouse is one of its key features, making the garden famous as one of the best places in Tokyo to celebrate the Sakura Matsuri in spring.

Transport Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station, Exit No. 1 (5-minute walk) Sendagaya Station (5-minute walk)
11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014

1. Surrounded by the city’s skyscrapers, the garden is like a tranquil oasis whose large ponds are dotted with islands and bridges.

2. Shinjuku Gate is a ten-minute walk east from the JR Shinjuku Station or a five-minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Subway Station.

3. During weekends and holidays, families and visitors will gather around the ponds to enjoy a relaxing escape from the busy city life.

4. Manicured shrubs and trees surround the water together with several pavilions, giving the traditional Japanese landscape garden a relaxed atmosphere.

5. With many lovely flowers blossoming amid the park lush greenery, Shinjuku-gyoen is an ideal place to experience nature.

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