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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11 Naitōmachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0014, Japan
| +81 3-3350-0151
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Tokyo  Japan
Escape the Crowds at Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo  Japan
Escape the Crowds at Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo  Japan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Tokyo  Japan
Escape the Crowds at Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo  Japan
Escape the Crowds at Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo  Japan

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a gorgeous park that's just a short walk from Shinjuku Station. There are several gardens within the space, including a formal French one, an English landscape garden, and a traditional Japanese design. While the admission fee is nominal (about $2), it helps assure that it is surprisingly quiet, with fewer visitors than parks open to the public for free. If the weather is good, consider picking up a bento from nearby Takashimaya's depachika. Convenience stores sell plastic "blue sheets" for impromptu picnics. The only downside to this park is that it is alcohol-free; if you want to drink sake at your picnic, head down the road to Yoyogi Park.

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over 5 years ago

Escape the Crowds at Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen, located near Shinjuku Station, is a posh park with French, English, and Japanese gardens. The 200 yen (about $2) entrance fee keeps the park from becoming overcrowded. It’s an idyllic setting for a picnic with its sprawling lawns and views of Shinjuku’s skyscrapers. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, the park is about a ten-minute walk southeast of Shinjuku Station.