Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shinjuku

4.6
#1 of 8,341 in Parks in Japan
Originally constructed for the private residence of "daimyo" (feudal lord) Naito in the Edo period, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden has served as a public park under the Ministry of the Environment since its reconstruction after World War II. Tour the park to see its three main sections: a traditional Japanese garden dotted with ponds intercepted by islands and bridges; a symmetrically planned French garden; and an English garden with sweeping lawns and cherry blossom trees. Stop by the greenhouse to inspect the permanent and special exhibits of tropical flowers. Arrange to visit Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and other attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo road trip planning site .
Create an itinerary including Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
5,896 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Pretty park with nice photo opportunities, a decent mini greenhouse exhibition and lots of benches to enjoy the sunshine.  more »
  • Gyoen National Garden is located walking distance from Shinjuku Station. This is one of the most beautiful gardens in all Japan. Gyoen National Garden offers unique experiences of Japanese gardening a...  more »
Google
  • Great open garden in the bustling Shinjuku precinct surrounded by several fish ponds, encircled by skyscrapers. I visited during the chrysanthemum exhibition in autumn and the multitude of colours of flowers and trees were dazzling. Many locals come here to enjoy the fresh air and space, exercise, painting,even for weddings.
  • Very nice and peaceful park. Even being in the middle of all the tall buildings it still quiet and away from the city noise. Everything is pretty and very well maintained. I just enjoy walking around and resting here. I love it.
Places to stay near Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Plan your trip to Tokyo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Tokyo

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 6​h

Side trips from Tokyo

4.2
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Tokyo

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Parks in Tokyo

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Tokyo

5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Tokyo

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 5​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h