Why don’t you enjoy 1100 cherry trees at Shinjuku-gyoen park?
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.
I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!
I went to Shinjuku Gyoen Park.
This was the site of a samurai family called the Naito family during the feudal age.
Ieyasu Tokugawa, who later founded the Tokugawa Shogunate, gave this place to the Naito family in 1591.
In 1906, the park was opened as an imperial park combining Japanese, French, and English-style gardens.
It was burnt down during World War II, but was reopened as a people’s national park in 1949.
Today, the park is one of the most famous hanami ( cherry blossom)viewing spots in Tokyo .
Hanami ( cherry blossom viewing)
There are 1,100 cherry trees and 68 varieties in bloom different period from late March to mid-April.
Admission is 500 yen( 5 dollars).
Alcohol is not available.
Not like as other cherry blossom viewing spots.
Also, until April 10, the number of visitors is limited to 2,000 to prevent covid-19 infection.
That’s why advance reservation is required.
If you are planning to visit, it would be safer to make a reservation in advance.
I found out that reservations are required when I got to the entrance.
However, since the flowers were only 10-20% in bloom, there were not many reservations and I was able to enter.
Still some of the cherry trees were in full bloom, so I was able to enjoy an early cherry blossom viewing.
If you come to Japan in late March to mid-April, I recommend you visit Shinjuku Gyoen for sure.
It has more varieties of cherry trees than any other cherry blossom viewing spot, and they are in full bloom at different times.
So you can be sure to see them in full bloom!
Enjoy hanami ( cherry blossom viewing) at Shinjuku-Gyoen Park as Japanese do!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!