Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑)

The Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the biggest parks in central Tokyo. It features three different garden sections: a Japanese garden with ponds connected by a river, a formal French garden with roses and an alley of plane trees, and an English Landscape garden.

During the Edo period (1603 – 1868), the park was built adjacent to the residence of the Naitō daimyō clan. The actual garden was constructed later during the Meiji and Showa period.

This garden is famous for:

  • The different garden styles
  • The greenhouse
  • The Cherry blossoms
  • The Chrysanthemum blossoms
  • Picnics on the vast lawn areas

More information and a digital guidebook are available on the website of Real Japanese Gardens.