Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo

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With its 144 acres, Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑 is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, along with the gardens of the Imperial Palace and Yoyogi Park. A few hundred meters from Shinjuku and Yoyogi train stations, it spreads until Sendagaya.

With more than 20,000 trees (!), Shinjuku Gyoen is famous for its 1,500 cherry trees which come in three kinds of sakura, blooming from mid-March to late April. Pictures displayed in this article were taken on a March 10!

Another specificity of Shinjuku Gyoen is that it contains both a Japanese-style garden and French / English gardens. The walk is long and relaxing, and allows a real break in a Tokyo that never sleeps.

The park is opened from 9AM to 4:30PM every day, except on Mondays. Admission fee is 200 Yen.

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