Shinjuku Gyoen

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Japanese script: 新宿御苑
Area: Shinjuku
Access: 0.7 km from Yoyogi Station Oedo Line (E26)Yamanote Line (JY18)Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB29)
0.8 km from Shinjuku Station Marunouchi Line (M8)Shinjuku Line (S1)Oedo Line (E27)Yamanote Line (JY17)Chūō Line (Rapid) (JC5)Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB30)Odakyu Odawara Line (OH1)Keiō Line (KO1)Keiō New Line (KO1)
0.8 km from Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station Oedo Line (E1)
Address: 11 Naitomachi Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0014 [map]
Phone: 03-3350-0151 03-3350-0151
Hours: 9am-4pm (Closed Mondays)
Admission: Adults: ¥200

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 200 yen.

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