Shinjuku Gyoen Highlight and Access Information Summary

Parks and Gardens

Shinjuku Gyoen is a sightseeing spot where you can relax and leave yourself naturally while feeling the history. Shinjuku Gyoen also not only felt the history but also enjoyed various ways such as walking and shooting while watching the scenery of the four seasons. Therefore, many tourists are visiting regardless of age and gender. Three different taste gardens on a vast site will make you feel rich even if you are seeing any.

Speaking of Shinjuku, there may be an image of a city, but there are spots where you can touch nature like Shinjuku Gyoen. Why do not you stop by while visiting to heal the daily fatigue? Access by train or bus is also very convenient, so you can go when you come up with it. Here, we will introduce highlights and access information of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.


What is Shinjuku Gyoen

The Shinjuku Gyoen is a place where there was a shimoyashi of the Naito family of the Shinano Takahate clan, and it is now open as a national park. In 1906, it became the name Shinjuku Gyoen, and many tourists and local residents came to visit.

There are protection centers for plants of endangered species and gardens of various countries, so you can spend without getting bored. Since many events are held throughout the year, let’s visit the event details in advance.


Shinjuku Gyoen ‘s Highlight

On the site of about 58 hectares, there is a Japanese garden as well as a British landscape garden and a French orthopedic garden, you can enjoy a combination of Japanese and Western. The biggest attraction is that more than 10,000 trees are planted.

In the spring, about 1,300 cherry trees of 65 species bloom in bloom, and in autumn we can enjoy autumn tints colored bright red. By the way, Shinjuku Gyoen is selected as 100 Sakura cherry blossom viewers, and in the spring, many tourists visit from other countries.


Plants of endangered species also grow in Shinjuku Gyoen

In addition to cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, about 500 species of plants are growing, but they also contain plants of endangered species. You can appreciate plants that you can not easily see in everyday life.

It is one of the charm of Shinjuku Gyoen that you can not only take a walk but also see and learn something you can not usually see. There are also exhibits of several endangered species, it is also nice to learn the rare plant culture and ecology.


Shinjuku Gyoen restaurants

Shinjuku Gyoen has places where you can eat, rest areas, souvenir shops and so on. We recommend that you schedule to enter lunch from the morning and go home around sightseeing spots in the surrounding area.

As for the meal, not only Japanese food but Western food, there is a shop atmosphere like a cafe, so young people can enjoy it. Let me show you what kind of facilities are included.


Restaurant “Yuri no ki”

You can enjoy meals while watching the scenery of the four seasons at ‘Restaurant Yuri no Ki’ in the UK landscape garden. Since 120 seats are prepared, it will be comparatively easy to enter on holidays.

Because the ingredients you are using are using what is known to Shinjuku Gyoen, you can enjoy dishes that only you can enjoy here. Also, in addition to the history of vegetables and fruits usually not turning their eyes, cultivation methods, as well as information useful for saving lives are introduced, so please stop by if you are interested. It is open on the opening day of Shinjuku Gyoen.

Cafe “Hana no ki”

“Cafe Hana no ki” is a cafe just in front of Shinjuku Gate. Because it is glass-faced, you can eat while enjoying the scenery of the seasons.

For lunch there is a pasta lunch, cake set etc, so it would be better to stop by on a break. There are also some strange menus like herbal tea. It is open on the opening day of Shinjuku Gyoen.


Original goods selling at Shinjuku Gyoen

In the shop, original goods of Shinjuku Gyoen is sold. How about purchasing for souvenirs to friends and family?

Also, sweets and juices are on sale and there are rest areas nearby so that you can take a break while enjoying nature. Spring limited cherry sweets which imaged cherry blossoms and various Japanese sweets typical of Japan can be purchased.


Other facilities of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Rest area

Rest areas are established in various places in the park. You can enjoy different landscapes depending on the rest area. A resting place with cherry blossoms and autumn leaves trees nearby is a recommended spot where you can feel better just by sitting and being healed. It is wonderful to visit with lunch boxes etc.



It is a tea room that makes you feel Japanese, as it stands in the Japanese green garden bamboo forest. In the rich tea room, you can enjoy tea in a calm atmosphere.

Haiku society and tea ceremony etc may be open for rent. Business hours are from 10: 00-16: 00, and the menu is only matcha with seasonal sweets. Several rooms are available, and if you are free, you can show me the way you want.



Shoten-tei Ting disappeared during the Second World War, but it was rebuilt in nine years from then. You can enjoy the contrast between the pond and the trees in front of you in the tea room which overlooks the Japanese garden.

Because it is glass-enclosed, it has become a space with a sense of freedom and is ideal for a change of mood. Like rakuu-tei, there are things that are being held to hold tea ceremonies and haiku associations. Business hours are from 10: 00-16: 00.


Seasonal events to be held at Shinjuku Gyoen

Several events are held throughout the year at Shinjuku Gyoen. Here, we will introduce the events that are held every year.


Cherry blossom viewing party

As an event that enjoys cherry blossoms, the biggest attraction of Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, “Sakura seeing party” is held in early April every year. Unfortunately, this event is an event where celebrities such as political and business, sports and entertainment are invited from all over the world, general users can not enter.

The event will be held before the opening and the opening hours of the day will be delayed. Since the content of the event is only to see cherry blossoms, it will be enjoyable as a general user as well.


Chrysanthemum society (Kikukadan)

It is an event held from 11/1 to 15 every year. It is an event for enjoying seeing the chrysanthemum as its name, with no holidays during the holding period. If you have not been blessed with the timing to go to Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, please stop by all means.

This event has been held since 1878, only then I saw the chrysanthemum. However, now artworks designed by collecting chrysanthemum stocks have also been exhibited. Also, in the Japanese garden, flowerbeds of various themes are displayed and you can enjoy different scenery from usual times.


Moli no takigino

It is held at night in October every year, with the aim of spreading traditional arts. It has become possible to enjoy the performance of each school. This is a joint event with Shinjuku Ward Tourism Association, not an event by Shinjuku Gyoen National Holidays, so a flyer will be distributed every year around Shinjuku.

Because it will be canceled in case of rainy weather, the holding rate so far is about once every two years. We recommend that you participate in the event, thinking that it is lucky if it is sunny.


Shinjuku Gyoen Map and Access

As Shinjuku Gyoen closes around evening as well as shrines and temples, check access information and act as planned. Also, Shinjuku-ku is easy to crowd, so we recommend that you act with a margin when accessing by bus. There are several gates in Shinjuku Gyoen, the Shinjuku gate is the most popular user.

11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014
  9: 00 ~ 16: 00
Closed days  Monday · 12/29 ~ 1/3

It is easy to access Shinjuku Gate by about 10 ~ 15 minutes on foot from each station.


Summary of Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen is not just a place to feel the history but a spot where you can touch the seasons of nature. There are also restaurants and cafes, so you can have lunch and enjoy cakes.

It is good to spend a feeling of calm atmosphere of Japanese in the tea room. If you are interested in the photo contest with the theme of Shinjuku Gyoen, why do not you apply for it.