Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Tokyo Sights

Shinjuku Gyo-en National Garden

  • 11 Naito-machi Map It
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 08/19/2013

Fodor's Review

This lovely 150-acre park was once the estate of the powerful Naito family of feudal lords, who were among the most trusted retainers of the Tokugawa shoguns. After World War II, the grounds were finally opened to the public. It's a perfect place for leisurely walks: paths wind past ponds and bridges, artificial hills, thoughtfully placed stone lanterns, and more than 3,000 kinds of plants, shrubs, and trees. There are different gardens in Japanese, French, and English

styles, as well as a greenhouse (the nation's first, built in 1885) filled with tropical plants. The best times to visit are April, when 75 different species of cherry trees—some 1,500 trees in all—are in bloom, and the first two weeks of November, during the chrysanthemum exhibition.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

11 Naito-machi, Tokyo, 160-0014, Japan

Map It

Phone:

03-3350–0151

Sight Details:

  • ¥200
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–4:30; also Mon. 9–4:30 in cherry-blossom season (late Mar.–early Apr.)

Updated 08/19/2013

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Tokyo

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

By enrique

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Apr 22, 2007

An island of serenity...

Incredibly beautiful park in the middle of Shinjuku. I was lucky to go in April, when you can see the cherry blossoms. Totally awesome!

By Peter

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Jun 5, 2005

Welcome breather in go-go Tokyo

One of Shinjuku Gyoen's many charms is the fact that it is an island of peace in one of Tokyo's most frantic neighborhoods. Here, bucolic vistas are framed by the skyscrapers of Shinjuku - stunning.

By Matt

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Mar 29, 2005

BRILLIANT

THIS IS AN AWESOME PARK/GARDEN. FULL WITH EXTRAVAGANT FLOWERS. A MUST.

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement