Shinjuku Gyoen
Shinjuku Gyoen-mae: Park/garden
 
Shinjuku Gyoen: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Shinjuku Gyoen-mae / Park/garden
Open 9am-4:30pm (enter by 4pm). Closed Mondays.
Admission Y200
Average visit time: 30-90 minutes

The lovely gardens here include sections with three distinct styles - English landscape gardens, French formal gardens, and Japanese traditional gardens. There are several ponds, and a couple of teahouses where you can stop for green tea and sweets (Y700; closed Tuesdays). Another highlight is the Taiwan Pavilion, an example of southern Chinese Minnan-style architecture built in 1928.

The park is especially popular during cherry-blossom season in early April, and chrysanthemum season November 1-15, and is open every day during those periods. The whole park is 144 acres in size, with three main gates: Shinjuku Gate to the northwest (near Shinjuku 3-chome station), Okido Gate to the northeast (where a large greenhouse is located), and Sendagaya Gate to the south (accessible from Sendagaya station).



Naitocho 11.
park entrances near Sendagaya station (JR Sobu line); Kokuritsu Kyogijo (Oedo line); Shinjuku Gyoen (Marunouchi line); Shinjuku 3-chome (Toei Shinjuku line)
11Ԓn
Follow:
Tokyo Beyond Sushi - the guidebook
Tokyo Beyond Sushi
Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From our sister site Bento.com.
Sister sites:
Bento.com
Japan bar and restaurant guide
Animal Cafes
Cat, rabbit and bird cafe guide
Craft Beer Bars Japan
Bars, festivals and breweries
Shinkansen.com
Popcult, robots and cool stuff to buy
Barking Inu
Sushi dictionary and Japan Android apps