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)
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