Japan Spring 2018 | Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

by - July 28, 2018

April 6, 2018 - We still decided to go to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden even if we haven't had much luck with Cherry Blossoms in central Tokyo for the past few days. Might as well give it a try since none of us have been there before. Little did we know, this will be the 2nd spot with best cherry blossom view in our itinerary, first being Lake Kawaguchiko.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Entrance of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Nearest Station: The park has 3 gates
              Shinjuku Gate : 10 minute walk from the New South Exit of Shinjuku Station
                 or a 5 minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Line.                   
              Okido Gate :   5 minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station
            Sendagaya Gate : 5 minute walk from Sendagaya Station on the local Chuo Line.

Operating Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (entry until 4:00).
                             Closed every Monday except during the Cherry Blossom Season.
Fee: 200 yen

From the entrance, you can see few cherry blossom trees. We are soooo thrilled when we saw them since we haven't seen a full bloom tree yet for the past 2 days. We went straight to the trees and just claimed it! we stayed under this one tree for a good 20 to 30 minutes when we realized that we haven't even gotten too far from the entrance.



So we decided to move. Good thing. We went towards the center of the park and we were welcomed by more and more cherry blossom trees in full bloom! It is a huge area filled with lighter colored Cherry blossom flowers. Can't really contain our happiness at this point! :D

The wind is strong but you can see a lot of groups still trying to enjoy hanami even if their things would get blown by the wind.

After this spot, we moved to another area where there are more pink cherry blossoms. We are lucky to find this spot that shows both lighter colored flowers and those really pink ones, aside from that, Docomo building is peaking thru from behind.

All in all we are glad we visited the park. I highly suggest you try this park if you are a few days late in the full bloom season.

Here are other blogs related to Spring in Japan:
Japan Spring 2018 | Showa Kinen Park
Japan Spring 2018 | Cherry Blossoms in Lake Kawaguchiko

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