Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

If there’s one garden in Tokyo that captures the floral beauty and gardening heritage of Japan, it has to be Shinjuku Gyoen.

Imperial Garden to National Garden 

Shinjuku, created in 1772, was the private garden of Lord Naito after which it was designated an Imperial Garden. In 1949, the garden rose from the ashes of WW II as a public garden of great beauty. Spread over 144 acres, the garden boasts three famed styles – French Formal and English Landscape and a traditional Japanese Garden to create a place of exquisite splendour.

Teahouse, cherry blossoms and more

Shinjuku draws millions of visitors in spring who come here for the magical experience of watching cherry blossoms. The greenhouse showcases 2400 species brightly coloured blossoms through-out the year.  Over 10,000 trees dot the landscape as well as several ponds, rest-houses and the striking Taiwan Pavilion which survived the war.

Visitors can also experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony within the tea-houses or stroll on the promenades to soak in the loveliness of a perfect garden.