Autumn 2016: Shinjuku Gyoen

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.

Maple leaves of varying color.

Such a gorgeous reflection of fall colors on the pond.

 Stunning maple leaves indeed.

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

Capturing the beauty of the season.

Such a lovely autumn scene.

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

Contrast of a tranquil autumn view amidst the city buildings.

Maple 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.

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)