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In this post we share photos from Shinjuku Gyoen National Park Tokyo, Japan.
Developed in the Edo Period (1603-1868) as a feudal lord’s Tokyo residence, it was transformed into a botanical garden, then a public space used by the Imperial Family (Japan-guide.com, 2023). World War II brought near total devastation to the area, and after extensive repairs, the park opened to the public in 1949.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Park offers three different gardens within a single 144-acre park, including a Japanese landscape garden, English Garden and formal French garden.
This park is particularly beautiful during hanami as 1,000+ somei yoshino trees blossom and create a moment-in-time gloriously beautiful atmosphere.
- Shinjuku Gyoen National Park Tokyo, Japan
- There are three entry gates:
- Shinjuku Gate is a ten minute walk east from the “New South Exit” of JR Shinjuku Station or a five minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line
- Okido Gate is also a five minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
- Sendagaya Gate is a ten minute walk from JR Sendagaya Station on the local Chuo/Sobu Line.
- This park is particular special during hanami as 400+ somei yoshino trees blossom