Visit Date: 03/26/2018 (Best Time: early to mid April)
Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is one of the most popular parks in Tokyo as it is just about 1.5 kilometers or a short 20 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station. It provides a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere in the center of the busy city.
The park has a large variety of cherry trees that typically bloom at different times which lead to the park’s relatively long viewing period. After another warm weekend, most of the Somei Yoshino has reached full bloom and with a warm and mostly sunny forecast ahead this week, the blossoms should be at their best viewing all week and likely into next weekend (pending any inclement weather).
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Service Center
Address: 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 〒160-0014
Hours: 9:00 – 16:00 (gates close at 16:30)
Admission Fee: ¥ 200
* Elementary and junior high school student is ¥50.
* Disabled visitors and his/her companion may enter free of charge (ID must be presented).
* Group discount applies to a party of 30 persons or more.
▸ Shinjuku Station South Exit (10 mins walk)
▸ Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station Exit 1 (5 mins walk)
▸ Shinjuku-Sanchome Station Exit E5 (5 mins walk)
▸ JR Sendagaya Station (5 mins walk)
▸ Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station Exit 5 (5 mins walk)