Shinjuku Gyoen

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.

Autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen01View from the Japanese Garden on this sunny day.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen02Maple leaves of varying color.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen03Such a gorgeous reflection of fall colors on the pond.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen04 Stunning maple leaves indeed.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen05The maple trees near the upper pond of the Japanese Garden are starting to turn blazing red.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen06Capturing the beauty of the season.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen07Such a lovely autumn scene.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen08The avenue of sycamore trees in the formal French garden are also starting to change colors.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen09Contrast of a tranquil autumn view amidst the city buildings.

autumn2016-shinjuku_gyoen10Maple trees near the Shinjuku gate are also turning to fiery red.


Useful Info:
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Service Center
Address: 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 〒160-0014
Inquiries: 03-3350-0151
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.

Access:
Shinjuku Gate
▸ Shinjuku Station South Exit (10 mins walk)
▸ Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station Exit 1 (5 mins walk)
▸ Shinjuku-Sanchome Station Exit E5 (5 mins walk)
Sendagaya Gate
▸ JR Sendagaya Station (5 mins walk)
▸ Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station Exit 5 (5 mins walk)

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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