Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
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Page last updated: Jul, 13, 2021
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a peaceful greenery park in the heart of the busiest area of Shinjuku. When the park was completed as an imperial garden in 1906, it was then called Shinjuku Gyoen. After the war, it was opened to the public as a national park and remains as a place of relaxation for Tokyo residents and tourists. The premises of the park is 58.3 hectares, equivalent to 12 Tokyo Domes. The park houses three cleverly arranged garden styles.
This circuit-style Japanese garden allows you to enjoy different views while walking around the pond; the trees and the buildings behind it harmoniously blend urban and nature together. A landscaped garden with a large lawn and green spaces creates a healing environment reminiscent of a park outside London City. In addition, the garden has many rows of Platanus trees and rich, colorful imported plants; being in this garden will transport you to a beautiful day in Europe. About 10,000 trees are planted in the garden, enhancing it’s serenity.
In addition to being listed as one of Tokyo's leading cherry blossom sites, in April each year, a meeting to see the cherry blossoms organized by the prime minister is held here. It also serves as a favorite celebrity hangout.

※ ATTENTION ※ Cherry blossoms lightup at night : In 2019, this event was held for about 10 days from mid-April.

Information of Spot Detail


[Ministry of Environment Shinjuku Gyoen Management Office]11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Telephone Number

[Shinjuku Gyoen Service Center] 03-3350-0151

Spot Types


Business Hours

9:00-16:30 (final admission at 16:00)
[3/19-9/30] 9:00-18:00 (final admission at 17:30)
[7/2-8/20] 9:00-19:00 (final admission at 18:30)

Regular Holiday

Monday (the following weekday if Monday was a holiday)


Adults 500 yen, 65 years old or older, students (high school students and above) 250 yen, children (younger then middle school students) free


Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station

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