≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

© The National Gardens Association

Enjoy the view of each autumn in three gardens

Shinjuku Gyoen was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito, a “daimyo”(feudal lord) of the Edo era. Completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, it was re-designated as a national garden after the Second World War and opened to the public.
With 58.3 hectares in size and a circumference of 3.5 kilometers, Shinjuku Gyoen, the representative modern western-style garden in Meiji era, blends three distinct styles, French Formal Garden, English Landscape Garden and Japanese Traditional Garden, and is considered to be one of the most important gardens from the Meiji era.

≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Middle Pond (Nakano-Ike) © The National Gardens Association

≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Lower Pond (Shimono-Ike) © The National Gardens Association

In the autumn, you can see various autumn leaves everywhere in the large garden.
The beautiful scenery which the vivid Japanese maple (Momiji) reflects on the surface of the pond is particularly popular.

≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

French Formal Garden © The National Gardens Association

≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

English Landscape Garden © The National Gardens Association

You can also enjoy autumn foliage that makes you feel the European atmosphere of the Plantanous trees in the French Formal Garden. In the English Landscape Garden the leaves of tulip tree and metasequoia turn into the color of autumn. Besides that, there are many autumn leaves to see such as ginkgo and bald cypress (Rakuusho), and it is a garden that is perfect for taking a walk thoroughly.

Details

Event Name ≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Venue Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Dates Around mid-November – Around mid-December ※Average year
Note 【Closed Days】
Mondays (If a Monday is a public holiday, then closed the following weekday)
New Year’s Holiday (December 29 – January 3)
You can see the garden map.

Open Hours 9:00 – 16:30
*Last admission until 16:00.
Admission 【Admission Fee】
Adult 200 yen
Elementary and junior high school student 50 yen
Infant Free of charge
Address 11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3341-1461

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