Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Perhaps one of the most famous and biggest Japanese gardens Tokyo has to offer, Shinjuku Gyoen is a top spot to escape the hustle and bustle of central Tokyo. This former daimyo estate boast more than 20,000 trees and is also one of the premier places to catch the annual cherry-blossom viewing as this park features a variety of 1,500 cherry trees which bloom at different times starting from late March all the way into late April. But don’t be put off if you can’t make it to Tokyo in spring - there are plenty of seasonal flowers and plants to see all year around and even a greenhouse with tropical plants. Make sure to bring a blanket and some food as this is also one of the best spots for a central-Tokyo picknick.
Note: No alcohol or pets allowed
Address︎11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014
Closest Station: Shinjuku-gyoen mae (Marunouchi Line)
HoursOct 1 - March 14
Tue - Sun: 9:00-16:00
March 15 - Sept 30
Tue - Sun: 9:00-17:30
July 1 - Aug 20
Tue - Sun: 9:00-18:30
Closed Mondays (If Monday is a public holiday, then closed the following day. Closed the day (weekday) after in case of consecutive holidays.)
Closed December 29 to January 3.
Garden entrance fee:
Children 15 and under: free of charge