Shinjuku gyoen

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Area: Shinjuku
Access: 461 m from Sendagaya Station Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB28)
0.7 km from Yoyogi Station Oedo Line (E26)Yamanote Line (JY18)Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB29)
Address: 11 Naitomachi Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0014 [map]
Hours: 9am-4pm (Closed Mondays)

Slap-bang in the middle of Tokyo’s busiest streets, Shinjuku Gyoen  offers 58 hectares of beauty, including 1,500 cherry blossom trees, a greenhouse, a tea house as well as ponds, a Thai pavilion and three styles of garden. The French, English and traditional Japanese spaces are all meticulously well cared for and there is plenty to explore too.

Entry costs 200yen

Access: 10 minutes Shinjuku station (New South Exit), 5 minutes from Shinjukugyoenmae or 5 minutes from Sendagaya station.