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Cherry blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen

  • Special Open Days in spring

    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
    25 March – 24 April 2016


    Shinjuku Gyoen, originally created as an imperial garden during the Meiji Era, is a green oasis for Tokyoites today. The spacious national garden of 58.3 ha (about 144 acres) is also known as one of the best cherry-blossom viewing spots in the metropolis.

    Over the period from late March to late April, a variety of cherry trees (some 1100 trees of about 65 species, including 400 Somei Yoshino, Yama-zakura and double flowered cherry group) blossom in full glory, one after another at different times.

    If you have a sweet tooth, try sakura-flavoured cakes (such as “sakura baumkuchen” and “sakura dorayaki”) sold at the shops inside the garden. Japanese handkerchiefs with sakura motifs are also available there.

    Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo Japan sakura 2016 (article by amuzen)
    Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo Japan sakura 2016 (article by amuzen)

  • Place name Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
    (in Japanese) 新宿御苑
    Website go to website
    Phone 03-3350-0151
    Dates Open daily from 25 March through 24 April 2016
    *Apart from the above days: closed on Mondays (or on the next week day in case Monday is a holiday)
    Opening hours 9 am – 4 pm (gates close at 4:30 pm)
    Price ¥200
    (*Elementary & junior high school students: ¥50; infants: free)
    Remarks Note that using toys, sports equipment and the like in the garden is prohibited, as is bringing along and drinking alcohol in the garden.
    Address 11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there <Shinjuku Gate>
    • ・5 min walk from Shinjuku-gyoenmae Station (Tokyo Métro Marunouchi Line: Exit 1)
      ・5 min walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line: E5 Exit; Toei Shinjuku Line: C1 & C5 Exits)
    <Okido Gate>
    • ・5 min walk from Shinjuku-gyoenmae Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line: Exit 2)
    <Sendagaya Gate>
    • ・5 min walk from Sendagaya Station (JR Sobu Line)
      ・5 min walk from Kokuritsu-kyogijo Station (Toei Oedo Line: A5 Exit)

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.


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