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[Shinjuku Gyoen]

An urban oasis with an agricultural-laboratory history

From the cherry blossoms at full-bloom in spring to the lush greens of summer, Shinjuku Gyoen changes its expression with the seasons. About 10,000 trees grow thickly across the approximately 580,000 square meter premises, and the contrast between the surrounding high-rise buildings and greenery creates a typical Gyoen scene. Today, the garden is familiarly known as an urban oasis, however, a laboratory was established in the Meiji period for the purpose of developing gardening and vegetable-growing, and the garden has a history of introducing a wide variety of vegetables and fruit nationwide. In some months, the Edo Tokyo vegetable market and flower market are held in the square in front of the information center located next to the Shinjuku Gate, introducing visitors to a range of seasonal vegetables and flowers.
Posted photos Main Shinjuku Gyoen, a renowned modern Western garden where you can enjoy an English landscape garden and French formal garden
Two photos Upper The garden also creates a sense of the seasons through its wide and changing range of blooming flowers, lower About 65 varieties and 1100 cherry trees in total bloom between early to late spring
Address Naito-machi 11, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Phone +81-3-3350-0151 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closes at 4:30 p.m.)
Holidays Every Monday (or the next weekday if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year (December 29th to January 3rd)
*Open on Mondays between March 25th and April 24th, and November 1st and 15th.
Admission fee Adults 200 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 50 yen
Children under elementary school age Free
Access Take the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line from "Tokyo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
* Please inquire to find out when the Edo Tokyo vegetable market and flower market are held.
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article.
* Alcohol cannot be brought into the park. Also play equipment cannot be used.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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