Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo JP)

Here goes my travel post from Japan, I hope you guys enjoyed the images...

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park and garden in Shinjuku and Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It was originally a residence of the Naitō family in the Edo period. Afterwards, it became a garden under the management of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan. It is now a national park under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Environment.

The garden, which is 58.3 hectares in area with a circumference of 3.5 km, blends three distinct styles: a French Formal and English Landscape in the north and to the south a Japanese traditional. A traditional Japanese tea house can be found within the gardens.



The garden is a favourite hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) spot, and large crowds can be present during cherry blossom season (March-April). It has more than 20,000 trees, including approximately 1,500 cherry trees which bloom from late March (Shidare or Weeping Cherry), to early April (Somei or Tokyo Cherry), and on to late April (Kanzan Cherry). Other trees found here include the majestic Himalayan cedars, which soar above the rest of the trees in the park, tulip trees, cypresses, and plane trees, which were first planted in Japan in the Imperial Gardens.

The garden has three access gates: Shinjuku Gate, Okido Gate and Sendagaya Gate. We were entering from the Shinjuku Gate. Shinjuku Gyoen is open from 9:00 until 16:30. On Mondays the garden is closed, except during the cherry blossom and chrysanthemum seasons: late March–late April and early November ( open seven days a week). The greenhouse, is open from 9:30 until 16:00. The last admission is 16:00.

Entrance fee was 200 yen. 






























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11 comments:

  1. It's such a pretty place with beautiful flowers!

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  2. Oh my, that nature! And those beautiful roses! Lovely photos! ❀

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  3. Great post! Very beautiful photos!
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  4. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden looks magical! Thanks for showing us around!

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  6. Beautiful photos!

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  7. These photos are a stunning! What a beautiful garden.
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  8. thank you all for the lovely comments...
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