Shinjuku Gyoen in Tokyo

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  • Tokyo Shinjuku Gyoen With The NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building In The Background

  • Hanami In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

  • Hanami In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

  • Hanami Pinic In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

  • Cherry Blossom In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

  • Tokyo Shinjuku Gyoen

  • Cherry Blossom In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

  • Cherry Blossom (Hanami) In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

  • Cherry Blossom (Hanami) In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

  • Cherry Blossom (Hanami) In The Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

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Facts & Figures

Shinjuku Gyoen is with 58.3 hectares and a circumference of 3.5km one of the larger parks in Tokyo. Best Ryokans in Tokyo Explore Ryokans in Tokyo >
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The park with its appr. 1500 cherry trees is an must-see during the cherry blossom season (end of March - mid of April). Shinjuku Gyoen consists of 3 different styles, Japanese Traditional Garden, French Garden design and English Landscape Garden.

  • Shinjuku Gyoen
  • Opening Hours - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – (Gates close at 4:30 pm)
  • Closing Days - on Mondays, from Dec. 29 till Jan. 3
  • Admission Fee - Adults: 200yen, Juniors: 50yen

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During the Edo period Lord Naita (a "Daimyo" - feudal lord) created on his property the Shinjuku Gyoen. In 1903 the Imperial Family became the new owner of the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The park opened for the public in 1949.


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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is located within Shinjuku (ward) in Tokyo.

How to get to Shinjuku Gyoen?

  • Shinjuku Station is served by JR Yamanote Line
  • 10min from Shinjuku Station ("New South Exit") to Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku Gate)
  • Shinjukugyoenmae Station is served by Marunouchi Subway Line
  • 5min from Shinjukugyoenmae Station to Shinjuku Gyoen (Okido Gate)
  • JR Sendagaya Station is served by Chuo-Sobu Line
  • 5min from Sendagaya Station to Shinjuku Gyoen (Sendagaya Gate)

Sightseeing spots


Greenhouse - open since Nov. 2012 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, enjoy over 1700 tropical- and subtropical plants

Japanese Teahouse - open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hanami - best place to enjoy the Cherry blossom season in Tokyo


Shinjuku Station - busiest station in the world

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Mori no Takigi Noh
Noh-theater stage show accompanied by flutes and hand drums. The Park is closed for the public on this day. Please enter the park through the Okido gate.

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