Shinjuku Gyo-en 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. The 144 acres park area are located within the city.
Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the largest and most popular park located news Shinjuk Station. Park’s spacious lawns, meandering walking paths and tranquil scenery provide a relaxing escape from the busy urban center around it.
Inside park itself you can explore three different types of garden which are Japanese Garden, English Garden and French Garden other than its Green House, forested areas, lawns, restaurant an information center and an art gallery.
Japanese Landscape Garden – featuring large ponds dotted with islands and bridges. Well manicured shrubs and trees surround the water together with several pavilions and the Kyu Goryotei (also called the Taiwan Pavilion) which was built on the occasion of the wedding of the Showa Emperor.
The park’s other main gardens include a symmetrically arranged formal French garden, and an English landscape garden featuring wide, open lawns surrounded by flowering cherry trees.
We spent around 900 yen (around RM 33.00) for the entry tickets (2 adults, 2 seniors and 3 kids). Admission ticket for 1 adult is 200 yen (ard RM7). Opening hours from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Closed on Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday), December 29 to January 3. There are no closing days during the cherry blossom season (late March to late April) and the Chrysanthemum Exhibition (first half of November).
You may browse their official website before your visits. http://www.env.go.jp/garden/shinjukugyoen/english/
We did lots of walking on that day from Okubo to the Park. Walked for 11.32km with 15,733 steps .. so healthy journey. amazingly kids didn’t complaint – they really enjoy the day.
We also passed by Shibuya Crossing. We went on Sunday evening and road are closed for cars.. lots of people walking on the streets, tourist taking photos and us too.