Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the largest and popular park at Tokyo. It is also one of the best places to see Cherry Blossoms during spring season at Tokyo because it has more than 400 cherry trees with different varieties.
FYI: if you are going to Japan, you can read our Ultimate Japan Travel Guide/TIPS https://anakjajan.com/2014/08/14/ultimate-japan-travel-guide-tips/ about everything we know that we think you might need to know or prepare before going to Japan.
The admission fee is 200 yen for adult or 50 yen for children under 15. You can easily buy the ticket at the machine outside entrance gate.
This 58.3 ha (144 acres) park has 3 types of garden: the traditional Japanese Landscape Garden with large ponds, a symmetrically arranged formal French Garden and open wide English Landscape garden with cherry threes.
There’s a greenhouse filled with lot’s of tropical and subtropical plants and flowers also.
Located in the middle of the busy city life of Shinjuku, surprisingly the atmosphere at Shinjuku Gyoen is really relaxing and soothing and lucky us the weather on that day also perfect.
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One important thing you need to know is that Shinjuku Gyoen has many early and late blooming cherry trees. I’m excited knowing that there might be a possibility for me to see a lil bit of late bloom cherry blossom there because we couldn’t go to Tokyo during its peak blooming season late March – early April. That’s why I scheduled our itinerary to visit this park on our first day at Tokyo (end of April 2014).
Lucky us, just like the information I read, we manage to found some cherry trees that are still blossoming, especially this huge tree near Japanese Landscape with plentiful of pink sakura flowers on the tree.
There are some restaurants and tea house inside this park too. You can also sit at the rest area facing the Japanese Landscape while enjoying hot or cold drink from vending machines.
I can imagine how beautiful this place when the leaves change its color during autumn season.
Overall, Shinjuku Gyoen is the perfect relaxing escape from busy urban city life. The landscape is amazing and lovely I wish we have one park like this in Jakarta. Shinjuku Gyoen also is a great choice to enjoy cherry blossom during its peak season, even better because it has early and late blooming sakura too. So if you couldn’t make it during cherry blossom peak season just like us, you might be still able to catch a glimpse of cherry blossom there.
AnakJajan still have a lot of stories that we want to share with you about Japan, hummmm which one should I write next? Another park? Shopping? Restaurant? Hotel? Cakes? Doraemon Museum? Green Tea Macha sweets? Please let me know what do you want to read next? Let’s Travel!!
List of Japan Travel blogposts that have been published:
- Shinjuku Gyoen National Park – My Cherry Blossom Diary
- 246 COMMON
- Aoyama Flower Market Tea House
- Fujiko F. Fujio Museum (Doraemon)
- Ramen Museum – Yokohama
- Ichiran Ramen
- Nana’s Green Tea Cafe
- Ultimate Japan Travel Guide / TIPS
- Matsurokuya – Matsuroku House Roppongi おんぞうし まつろくや
- Exploring Harajuku – Omotesando – Aoyama Tokyo
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11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014, Japan
Phone: +81-(0) 3-3350-0151
Opening Hours: 09.00 – 16.30
Closed: every Monday, Dec 29 – 3 Jan. No closure days during Cherry Blosoms late March – late April and first half of November during Chrysanthemums season.
Admisson fee: 200 yen for adult and 50 yen for children under 15
Shinjuku Gyoen has 3 entrance gate, Shinjuku Gate, Sendagaya Gate and Okido Gate.
Shinjuku Gate (near Takashimaya) : 10 mins walk east from New South Exit – JR Shinjuku Station or 5 mins walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station – Marunouchi Subway Line
Sendagaya Gate : 5 mins walk from JR Sendagaya Station – Sobu/Local Chuo line
Okido Gate : 5 mins walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station – Marunouchi Subway Line
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