Sunday, January 8, 2012
Shinjuku Gyoen is regarded as being one of the most important gardens in Japan. Established on the site of an old Edo Era mansion house in 1906 (Meiji Era), it incorporates examples of Japanese, French and English landscaping. From the French garden there's a virtually uninterrupted view of Tokyo Tower. In the Japanese garden you can take part in the tea ceremony (700 yen).
There are over seventy five different species of cherry tree inside. In summer it's famous for hydrangeas, and in November, chrysanthemums. The green houses are open 11:00 am to 03:00 pm.
Open: 09:00 am to 04:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday.
Closed: Mondays (or the following day if this is a national holiday). December 29th to January 3rd.
Admission: Adults 200 yen, under 15's, 50 yen
How to get there
Nearest Station: Shinjuku Gyoen Mae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line or Sendagaya Station on the JR Sobu (local) Line.