Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park in Shinjuku and Shibuya, Tokyo. The park constructed in 1906 and destroyed in 1945 during world war II. The gardens became open to the public as "National Park Shinjuku Imperial Gardens" on On May 21, 1949. It came under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Environment in January 2001 with the official name "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden". This is a famous spot for Tokyoites especially in spring and fall.  The park is well knows for it large Sakura trees and large crowds can be found in the park during cherry blossom(Hanami ) season. 

The garden got three access gates: Shinjuku Gate, Okido Gate and Sendagaya Gate. Shinjuku Gyoen is open from 9:00 until 16:30. The gardens remains closed On Mondays, except during the cherry blossom and chrysanthemum seasons. The greenhouse, is open from 9:30 until 16:00. The last admission is 16:00. Admission fee is ¥200 for adults, ¥50 for children.

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