The site was the residence of the Naito family, feudal lords of the Takato domain in Shinshu. The name was changed to Shinjuku Imperial Botanical Garden in May 1879, and then to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden after World War II, when it was opened to the public. The park spans an area of 58.3ha and has a circumference of 3.5km, and is scattered with diverse garden styles like neat and orderly French formal, vast English landscape, and traditional Japanese, where visitors stroll a path and enjoy ponds and streams from various angles. Beautiful flowers bloom year round such as cherry blossoms and rhododendrons from January to May, and chrysanthemums in November.
From Tokyo Metro Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station Exit 1: 5 mins on foot
|Address||11 Naitoumachi Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|Open||9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Admission until 4:00 p.m.)|
|Closed||Mondays (If Monday is a national holiday, Tuesday will be closed)|