Shinjuku Gyoen | Things to do in Tokyo

          Shinjuku Gyoen was originally the site of the Naito residence, a feudal lord (daimyo) of the Takato domain in Shinshu during the Edo period.

When Tokugawa leyasu entered Edo Castle in 1590, he granted the and to Naito Kiyonari (1555-1608), a hereditary vassal of the family. The Japanese garden was completed by the Naito family in 1772.

In 1879, it was renewed as the 'Shinjuku Imperial Botanical Garden' under the management of the Imperial Household Agency.

The garden was completed as the Shinjuku Imperial Garden (Shinjuku Gyoen) in 1906. The garden was rebuilt after World WarⅡand officially re-designated as Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in 1949 and opened to the general public.

The garden was under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 1950, and then the Ministry of the Environment in 2001. Two Imperial funeral ceremonies were held here [the Shinjuku Imperial Gardens] for the late Emperor Taisho in 1927 and the late Emperor Showa in 1989.

Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo. It takes just 10 minutes to walk from Shinjuku Station. It has several different styles of garden;Japanese garden,French garden,English garden. Especially from late March to early April, you can enjoy beautiful Japanese flowers in there.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden:Address
11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0014