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[Tokyo] Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑

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Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑

Add: 東京都新宿区内藤町11番地
Tel: 03-3350-0151
Hours: 9am-4:30pm (closed on Monday)
Website: www.env.go.jp/garden/shinjukugyoen
Price: ¥200/adult, ¥50/child

On a freezing but delightfully sunny day, we came to Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) for a morning walk. This expansive imperial garden, originally built in 1906 for the royal family, is now open to the public. We were lucky to catch the last of the maple leaves and even a scattering of early cherry blossoms. Shinjuku Gyoen is the perfect place for a stroll or a picnic, and I can only imagine how crowded it would be during the prime season for maple leaves and cherry blossom watching.

To get there: the gardens are a short walk from Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station on the Marunouchi Line or Sendagaya Station on the Chuo-Sobu Line. It can also be accessed from  the Shinjuku-sanchome Station on the Fukutoshin Line.

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January 28th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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