Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

Shinjuku Gyoen National Park © N. Nomura

Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

Shinjuku Gyoen is a park between Shinjuku Ward and Shibuya Ward. It occupies an area of 58.3 hectares. The shogun bequeathed this land to Lord Naitō of Tsuruga in the Edo period who completed a garden here in 1772. In 1906, it became a garden under the management of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan. Nowadays, it is familiar to many people. The garden blends three distinct styles: a French Formal and English Landscape in the north and to the south a Japanese traditional garden. The French garden has platan trees, whereas the English garden has tulips.

Enjoy seasonal landscapes

There are over 100,000 trees at Shinjuku Gyoen. There are a lot of trees you wouldn’t normally find in a Japanese garden: tulip tree, platan etc.

In spring, plum trees, white magnolias, cherry trees are in full bloom. In summer, hydrangea, gardenia, myrtle bloom among the lush greenery. In autumn, spider lilies, bush clover, olive trees, chrysanthemum show their flowers and in winter, winter camellias and cherry trees together with snow create a beautiful view.

Pets and animals are not allowed inside the park. You cannot bring bicycles, tricycles and alcohol either. Moreover, it is forbidden to roller skate, or to play badminton and football.


Train: 5 minutes from Shinjuku Gyoen Station on Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku-Sanchome Station on Fukutoshin Line, Kokuritsu Kyougijo Station on Oedo Line and Sendagaya Station on JR Sobu Line.

Car: Use Sotobori Exit on line 4 of Metropolitan Expressway. The parking for 200 vehicles is open from 8:00 to 20:00. The entrance fee is 500 yen for 3 hours, after 3 hours a 100-yen surcharge is applied every 30 minutes.

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Description: Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

Sights Shinjuku Gyoen National Park (新宿御苑)
Address 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3341-1461 / Fax: 03-3341-1528
Duration 2Hour(s)
Business Hours Tuesday:09:00-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Wednesday:09:00-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Thursday:09:00-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Friday:09:00-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Saturday:09:00-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Sunday:09:00-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Closed dates Monday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 200yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)

Map: Shinjuku Gyoen National Park