Shinjuku Gyoen

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).

Beautiful landscape of colors viewed from the middle pond.

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Visit Date: 04/06/2017 (Best Time: early to mid April)

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (新宿御苑) is located just about 1.5 kilometers which is a short 20 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station.

The 58.3 hectares park has more than 1,500 cherry trees of more than 12 varieties which starts blooming from late March to late April and sometimes even last until early May. With its long cherry blossom season, the park is also indeed one of Tokyo’s favorite and best cherry blossom spot in Japan.

Pink and white cherry blossoms add color to the beautiful landscape around the upper pond.

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Visit Date: 11/17/2016 (Best viewing Time: late November to early December)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is located just a short walk from either Shinjuku or Sendagaya stations. It provides a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere which makes it a popular destination in the busy city.

Beautiful autumn colors brighten up today’s sunny day as the fall colors approaches its peak. The Japanese Garden, which is a favorite autumn spot, is beginning to show beautiful flashes of bright red.

View from the Japanese Garden on this sunny day.

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Visit Date: 03/30/2016 (Best Time: early to mid April)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) being located in central Tokyo, just about 1.5 kilometers or a short 20 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station, is one of the most popular parks in Tokyo.

The park has more than 1,500 cherry trees of more than 12 varieties which starts blooming from late March to late April or sometimes even until early May. With its long cherry blossom season, the park is also indeed one of Tokyo’s favorite and best cherry blossom spot in Japan.

Shinjuku_Gyoen_01 The blooming sakura trees adds colors to the various trees around the pond.

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Visit Date: 11/22/2013 (Best Viewing Time: late November to early December)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is one of the largest park in Tokyo with a land area of 58.7 hectares and circumference of 3.5 kilometers. It is located just a short walk from either Shinjuku or Sendagaya stations. It provides a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere which makes it a popular destination in the city.

The park skillfully combine three distinct styles: a traditional Japanese garden, an English landscape garden, and a formal French garden.

Shinjuku Gyoen - traditional Japanese gardenTraditional Japanese garden with ponds, bridges, hills, well-trimmed shrubs, and pavilion.

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