The Shinjuku Gyoen is a 58.3-acre park It is located in the Tokyo districts Shinjuku and Shibuya in the immediate vicinity of Shinjuku Station .
The entrance to the park costs 200 yen , it is open 9 to 17 clock except on Mondays and for different reasons not just a recreational destination in the city center, but also a tourist attraction:
- It consists of three main parks of the styles that merge harmoniously into one another: a Japanese garden on the south side, the English park with large open spaces in the middle and a French garden at the eastern end.
- From the teahouse in the Japanese park which overlooks several small ponds on bridges spanned a great “tree view” that obscures the underlying high-rise buildings of the city completely, and gives the illusion of being in the middle of nature.
- The English Park on the other hand is by the impressive skyline of the skyscrapers of Shinjuku Nishi- dominated, which seem to be built directly behind the trees.
- Cherry trees are planted throughout the park, due to the different locations and the selection of tree species that takes Sakura at Shinjuku Gyoen very long. This pulls the park in spring, hundreds of amateur photographers. In the heyday of the cherry blossoms crowd the open spaces in the park thousands of hanami parties to celebrate.
- Several greenhouses show for Japan exotic plants.
The northeastern part of the larger parks, together with a few blocks east of the district’s Naitōmachi in the district of Shinjuku. The smaller south-western part belongs to Sendagaya 6 in Shibuya Ward.