Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the few landscape gardens in Japan. The garden is a popular spot where you can enjoy the skillfully arranged gardens as well as historical buildings.
It is a large garden with an area of 58.3 hectares (about 583,000 sq. meters) and a circumference of 3.5 kilometers. It was built as an Imperial Garden in 1906, and it is now managed by the Japanese government. The garden consists of three styled gardens: an expansive English landscape style, a symmetrically arranged French formal style, and a calm Japanese traditional style. The well-designed garden is said to be the masterpiece of landscape garden in Japan. You can enjoy the scenery every season. About 1,100 cherry trees from 65 species bloom in spring, and the tree leaves change their colors in autumn. The garden has tea house where you can enjoy green powdered tea and Japanese traditional cake. Experiencing a casual tea ceremony (charge) is one of the attractions. Admission Fee:Adult ￥200, Elementary and Junior high school student ￥50, Infant free. It is a five-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station Exit No. 1 or a ten-minute walk from the JR (Japan Railways) Shinjuku Station South Exit.