A spot where you can interact with the nature of the four seasons
“Shinjuku Gyoen” (Shinjuku Imperial Gardens) is a sightseeing spot where you can relax and enjoy yourself naturally while feeling the history. Shinjuku Gyoen not only feels the history, but can enjoy it in various ways, such as walking and shooting while watching the scenery of the four seasons. Therefore, many tourists visit regardless of age and sex. Three different taste gardens on a vast site will make you feel rich even if you are seeing any.
There are “Japanese garden”, “English landscape style garden”, “French formal garden” on the site of about 58 hectares wide, you can enjoy a combination of Japanese and Western. The biggest attraction is that more than 10,000 trees are planted. In the spring, about 1,300 cherry trees of 65 species in bloom, and in autumn we can enjoy autumn tints colored bright red. By the way, Shinjuku Gyoen is selected as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites”, and in the spring, many tourists visit from abroad.
In addition to cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, about 500 species of plants are growing, but they also contain plants of endangered species. You can appreciate plants that you can not easily see in everyday life. It is one of the charm of Shinjuku Gyoen that you can not only take a walk but also see and learn something you can not usually see. There are also exhibits of several endangered species, and it is also nice to learn the rare plant ecology.
Shinjuku Gyoen is not just a place to feel the history but a spot where you can touch the seasons of nature. There are also restaurants and cafes, so you can have lunch and enjoy cakes. It is good to spend a feeling of calm atmosphere of Japanese in the tea room.
Speaking of Shinjuku, there may be an image of a city, but there are spots where you can touch nature like Shinjuku Gyoen. Why do not you stop by while visiting to heal the daily fatigue? There is parking lot, and access with train and bus is convenient, so you can go when you think.
Introducing the access to “Shinjuku Gyoen” (Shinjuku Imperial Gardens). It is recommended to go to Shinjuku Gyoen by train. Shinjuku Gyoen is large and has three entrances. To get to Shinjuku Gate, take the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line from Tokyo Station and get off at Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station. It takes about 6 minutes on foot from Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station to Shinjukumon.
Charms and Highlights of Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku Imperial Gardens)
Filled with natural beauty
The “Shinjuku Gyoen” (the Shijuku Imperial Garden) is the garden located close to Shinjuku Station. You don’t think that it is in the noise and bustle of the large city, and it is filled with natural beauty such as lush greenery space.
The Urban Oasis
Here is a garden among the trees more than 10,000, you can enjoy seasonal nature. It is called “The Urban Oasis”.
Imperial Family garden in 1906
In the Edo era, it was a mansion of the Shinshu (Nagano) feudal lord Naitos here.
A part of the land is the agricultural experiment station in the Meiji era, and it became the demesne of the Crown afterwards. It was completed as an Imperial Family garden in 1906, and came to be opened to the public in postwar period.
Skillfully designed gardens
In the site of area 583,000 square meters, there are skillfully designed gardens like “Japanese garden”, “French style garden”, “British landscape garden”.
The place of recreation and relaxation
A spring cherry tree and the autumn colored leaves are famous, too, it becomes the place of recreation and relaxation for people as an oasis of the downtown area
Enjoy various cherry trees for a long term
Approximately 65 kinds, 1,100 cherry trees full of characteristics bloom in spring. Because anthesis varies according to a kind, you can enjoy various cherry trees for a long term.
From the end of March to the beginning of April, approximately 400 Somei-Yoshino cherry trees and approximately 20 kinds 300 Yae-zakura blossoms (double cherry blossom) are at in full bloom from the beginning of April to the end of April.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku Imperial Gardens)|
|Adresse:||Naitomachi 11 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Marunouchi-sen Line “Shinjuku Gyoen mae-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-3350-0151 (Shinjuku Gyoen Management Office)|
|Price:||500 yen (Adult)|
250 yen (Students)
Free Children(Junior high school students / 15 and under)
Please refer to the official web page.