Shinjuku Gyoen Park is Tokyo’s Central for a Reason
Located next to the vibrant district of Shinjuku, Shinjuku Gyoen offers a place of calm and relaxation in the heart of the city. It is made up of several gardens with different influences, which makes the visit varied and surprising ! Follow one of the numerous paths and take a walk across a Japanese, French and English garden !
The area of the park is huge (58 hectares), and you will need time to discover it in its entirety ! In addition, the garden has more than 1,000 cherry trees that are sublimated in the spring. The park is very popular among tokyoites, although there is an entrance fee. They gather under the cherry trees during hanami or in the large expanses of grass of the park.
It is very pleasant to walk across the different gardens and ponds. It should take an hour to go around the park. The skyscrapers of Shinjuku always loom in the background. You can take a break in the Taiwan pavilion or at one of the teahouses of Shinjuku Gyoen.
Shinjuku Gyoen is open from Tuesday to Sunday. It opens at 09:00 and closes at 17:30. Admission fee of 500 yen (250 yen for students). Annual pass for 2 000 yen (1 000 yen for students).