Shinjuku Gyoen Cherry Blossoms | Tokyo Japan tourism information

東京都の観光名所 新宿御苑

Shinjuku Gyoen in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Kanzakura begins to bloom in the middle of February, and the cherry blossoms such as Yoshino cherry, Yamazakura, Ichiyou, and Kanzan bloom one after another.

The famous cherry blossoms in Tokyo Shinjuku Gyoen

What is Shinjuku Gyoen?

東京都の観光名所 新宿御苑の日本庭園と桜
Shinjuku Gyoen is a garden under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Environment that spans Shinjuku-ku and Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan. Originally it was the place where the Shinano Takato Naito family house was located in the Edo period.
In the Meiji era, the Ministry of Finance purchased the residential land of the Naito family and the surrounding 178,000 tsubo and opened the Naito Shinjuku Test Center. It has come to be used as an agricultural research institute and educational institution.
It opened as Shinjuku Botanical Garden, a royal estate and farm in 1902, but became public after World War II and became a national park.
In recent years, the Cherry Blossom Viewing Party hosted by the Prime Minister and the Chrysanthemum Viewing Party are held in early November.「There are 65 kinds of 1000 cherry trees in a 58 hectare site that combines a variety of gardens, such as Japanese garden, British landscape garden and “French garden and more.
Every spring, one million tourists visit every year to see the cherry blossoms of Shinjuku Gyoen, which is famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot.

The highlights of Shinjuku Gyoen Cherry

The best time to see the cherry blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen is different, but the garden is beautifully colored while changing the varieties that bloom one after another for a long period from mid-February to late April.

    • Mid-February to mid-March:Kanzakura・Dai-Kanzakura・Syuzenji-kanzakura・Okame・Kanhi-zakura・Kawazu-zakura・Himaraya-hizakura/li>
    • Late March to early April:Somei-yoshino・weeping cherry・Yama-zakura・Yae-benishidare・Tokai-zakura・Oshima-zakura・Yoko・Takato-kohigan・Izu-yoshino・Kohigan・Yokohama-hizakura・Usuzumi・Akebono・Koshioyama・Shidaresomei-yoshino・Benidzuru-zakura・Matsumae‐hayazaki・Yaenosakon・Youkihi-zakura
    • Mid-April to late April:Ichiyou・Kanzan・Oyama-zakura・Kasumi-zakura・Ukon・Shibayama・Arasiyama・Sirayuki・Sirotae・Taihaku・Chosiuhizakura・Kotohira・Shujaku・Imose・Edo・Gioiko・Surugadai ‐odora・Fukuro-kuju・Amanogawa・Fugensou・Ichihara-toranoo・Syougetsu・Juzukakezakura・Kenrokuen-kikuzakura

In addition to the well-known Yoshino cherry tree and weeping cherry tree, it is also interesting to see the names of cherry blossoms that have never been heard. It seems that you can enjoy cherry blossoms anytime during April, especially when there are many kinds.

東京都のお花見スポット 新宿御苑の桜 ソメイヨシノ

Prohibited matters in Shinjuku Gyoen

There seems to be baggage inspection.
In Shinjuku Gyoen, it is prohibited to bring in alcohol and Liquor.
It seems that food and drink other than alcohol are fine, but there are also baggage inspections, so we will introduce other prohibited items such as prohibited items.

No carry-in
  • Liquor
  • Animals (other than guide dogs, hearing dogs, service dogs)
  • Bicycle, strider, unicycle, trolley
  • Drone
  • insect cage・Insect trapping net
  • cut flowers
  • Other things that the administrator deems inappropriate
Prohibited matter
  • Ball play such as catch ball, soccer
  • Group running, jogging
  • badminton
  • Roller skate, roller blade, kickboard, skateboard
  • Radio control helicopter, radio control car
  • Frisbee, boomerang
  • Jump rope, Kite flying
  • Other things that the administrator deems inappropriate

It seems to be strictly limited in various ways. However, it seems that children’s plaza can use playground equipment (rubber balls for infants, flying fish, etc.) that does not pose a danger to other users, only for elementary school students and younger.

Cherry blossom spot Shinjuku Gyoen video

Beautiful flower scenery in Japan Shinjuku Gyoen Cherry Blossoms
The video is a cherry tree of Shinjuku Gyoen taken in 2013. I was able to see wonderful cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Shinjuku Gyoen Opening Time, Traffic Access Information

Location Kanto region / Naitocho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan
Closed day Every Monday (If Monday is a holiday, next weekday)
New Year’s holiday (December 29-January 3)
Time 3/15~9/30 9:00~18:00(Last admission17:30)
7/1~8/20 9:00~19:00(Last admission 18:30)
10/1~3/14 9:00~16:30(Last admission 16:00)
entrance fee 500 yen for general students / 250 yen for students (high school students and above) / free for junior high school students and below
Parking Lot Okido Parking Lot 8: 00 ~ 19: 00/200 regular cars, 5 large cars
regular car 600 yen for 2 hours / 200 yen every 30 minutes thereafter
Large Car 2200 yen for 2 hours/ 550 yen every 30 minutes thereafter
Traffic access JR, Keio Line, Odakyu Line Shinjuku Station South Exit 10 minute walk
JR Sobu Line Sendagaya Station 5-minute walk
Toei Oedo Line National Stadium Station 5 minutes on foot
A 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoen Station on the Marunouchi Line
Toei Shinjuku Line Sanchome Station 5-minute walk
Fukutoshin Line Shinjuku Sanchome Station 5-minute walk
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