Places to Go

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

South Area

  • cherry blossom viewing

Shinjuku Gyoen was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito, an Edo era daimyo (feudal lord). Completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, it was re-designated as a national garden after the Second World War and opened to the public. With an area of 58.3 hectares (144 acres) and circumference of 3.5 kilometers, it blends three distinct garden styles - French Formal, English Landscape and Japanese Traditional - and is considered to be one of the most important gardens from the Meiji era.

Facility overview

11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014
Telephone number
Hours of operation
Garden opening hours · 9:00–16:00 (last entry, garden closes at 16:30)
· Greenhouse 9:30–15:30 (last entry, building closes at 16:00)
· Restaurants (Restaruant Yurinoki, Café Hananoki) 9:00–16:00
· Teahouse 10:00–16:00 (occasional unscheduled closures)
· Information Center (Art Gallery) 9:00–16:30
· Promenade 9:00–16:30
Bringing and drinking alcohol, using toys and sports equipment are prohibited in the garden.