Shinjuku-gyoen Garden   新宿御苑

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In spring, 1500 Cherry Garden Shinjuku adorn millions of cherry blossoms.

In spring, 1500 Cherry Garden Shinjuku are adorned with millions of petals.

Particularly enjoyed the garden Shinjuku attracts Japanese tourists and photographers throughout the flowering cherry trees.

Particularly enjoyed the garden Shinjuku attracts Japanese tourists and photographers throughout the flowering cherry trees.

Amid a forest of buildings, green Shinjuku-gyoen soothes

Shinjuku Garden, nicknamed the "urban oasis", is one of the largest parks in the capital. It is one of the favorite places for a stroll for Tokyoites and tourists and even becomes an attraction during the blossoming of the cherry trees.

Its fifty-eight hectares and two thousand trees make Shinjuku-gyoen a real breath of fresh air, just minutes from the bustling district of Shinjuku Station. The residence of the Naito family in the Edo period (1603-1867), the site was redeveloped after World War II and opened to the public.

Next to the French and English areas, a Japanese garden with its cherry trees, cypresses and Himalayan cedars invites visitors to continue their walk. Go a little further, to discover a pond and its huge carp, on the other side of which stands a house, which guards over Shinjuku-gyoen.

From late March to late April, the garden is bedecked with its main spring wealth, the blossoming of its one thousand five hundred cherry trees. The Japanese, tourists and avid photographers invade the garden, which becomes a much busier place, but without losing its charm or its calm.

Interested in the gardens? Do not hesitate to book our activity dedicated to the historic garden of Tokyo.

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