Shinjuku-Gyōen (Shinjuku Park)

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Shinjuku-Gyōen (Shinjuku Park) information

Tokyo , Japan
Address
Street 11 Naito-chō
Telephone
+81 3 3350 0151
Getting there
underground rail Marunouchi Line to Shinjuku-gyōenmae (exit 1)
Prices
adult/under 6yr/6-15yr ¥200/free/50
Opening hours
9am-4.30pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Though Shinjuku-gyōen was designed as an imperial retreat (completed 1906), it’s now definitively a park for everyone. The wide lawns and diverse design (the garden applies French, English and Japanese horticultural principles) make it a favourite for urbanites in need of a quick escape. To make an afternoon of it, head for the east side where the glassed-in greenhouse displays subtropical waterlilies the size of party platters. Alternatively, park yourself in the southern part of the park in the traditional teahouse . Expect lots of company during cherry-blossom season; however, Shinjuku Park is easily one of the top blossom-viewing spots in Tokyo.