Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shinjuku

4.6
#1 of 8,861 in Parks in Japan
Garden · Nature / Park
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
6,153 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Nature trip in the middle of a city? If you're looking for a place to eat and do sightseeing, you've come to the right place. Family-friendly, the cherryblossoms are so surreal. They have tons of...  more »
  • Less crowded than the Yoyogi Park, the Gyoen National garden is absolutely beautiful with different areas, decors and ambiance. You have to pay a fee to enter the park so better to go there for few...  more »
  • Located in the center of Tokyo right after the New-York-style shopping-buildings this garden will immerge you in the zen atmosphere only Japanese people master. The garden is so huge that you don't.....  more »
Google
  • This is such a great place for a relaxing walk in the middle of Tokyo. Very close to busy Shinjuku station, one can find peace and tranquility at the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The park is vast but it is divided into several smaller units, some more traditional Japanese while others with a strong European presence. The bridges and water features in the Asian gardens are relaxing and able to put you in a contemplative state. The roses in the European area are absolutely gorgeous. One can easily stay for hours here but if you are in a hurry, expect to spend about 90 minutes or so.
  • Very nice garden to visit and a great place for a family to relax! We had a blast walking along the scenic pathways and exploring the different areas. We really enjoyed the greenhouse with its wide variety of tropical plants. The roses were blooming when we visited and each was very unique and had its own characteristic. I personally liked the way the avenue of trees looked during our visit.
  • Beautiful garden to visit! A must see. It is a very large park. You will see many people on the grass with their picnic baskets just enjoying the scenery while eating. The park is very clean even though it probably has thousands of visitors a day. There's an indoor greenhouse to visit with various flowers, desert plants, aquatics etc. Definitely a must see!
  • Very beautiful garden with thousands of varieties of flowers and trees. It is great to be there a must place to be visited once you are here take sometime and get relaxed. You can grab some quick snacks and drinks from outside which is normal or can buy inside as well.
  • Beautiful park! Clean and peaceful. The colors were really pretty even if it was mid-December. There were hues of red, orange, and yellow. Plus there was a greenhouse that exhibited tropical plants so it was interesting to see tropical plants during the cold winter weather.

Plan your trip to Tokyo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. 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

See all ›
©
Landmark
Meiji Jingu Shrine Shibuya
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower Shibakoen
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple Asakusa
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Neighborhood
Odaiba District Daiba
4.2
Duration: 5 hours

Museums in Tokyo

See all ›
©
History Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum Sumida
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Art Museum
Tokyo National Museum Uenokoen
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Art Museum
The National Art Center, Tokyo Roppongi
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
©
Art Museum
National Museum of Western Art Uenokoen
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Tokyo

©
Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland Maihama
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
©
Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo DisneySea Maihama
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
©
Religious Site
Kōtoku-in Kamakura
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Art Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka Mitaka
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Tokyo

©
Government Building
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings Nishishinjuku
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
©
Spa
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo Daikanyama
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Science Museum
National Museum of Nature and Science Uenokoen
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Spa
ARONA SPA Shibuya
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Spas in Tokyo

Nearby attractions in Tokyo

©
Observation Deck
Tokyo Skytree Oshiage
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
©
Dinner Theater
Robot Restaurant Kabukicho
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Cooking Class
Cooking Sun Tokyo Shinano-machi
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
©
Cooking Class
YUCa's Japanese Cooking Arakawa
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
©
Cooking Class
Cooking Class Japan Cross Bridge Meguro
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
©
Garden
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Shinjuku
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Government Building
Imperial Palace Chiyoda
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trips to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden by other users

32 days in Japan & South Korea BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in United States, Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Osaka, Tokyo & Kyoto BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HUNGARY March, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium