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Shinjuku Gyo-en

Shinjuku Gyo-en is a park and a garden located in Shinjuku/Shibuya wards in Tokyo. It is one of the three national gardens which is operated by Ministry of the Environment.

Shinjuku Gyo-en is located at former residential area of feudal domain in current Nagano prefecture. Lords of Takato domain, Naito family used this residential area as the second house during their stay in Edo - current Tokyo. After Meiji restoration, Naito family handed it over to the new government and the area was created as agricultural experiment site.

Later in 1906, the area was opened as a park and a garden which was supervised by Ministry of the Imperial Household but opened to public after the WWII.

The area is 58.3 ha and admission(JPY 500) is needed to enter. It is one of the famous spots for Sakura cherry blossoms in spring. Open daily except Mondays and 29/12-03/01. The nearest station is Shinjuku Gyoen-mae of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line but it is able to walk from Shinjuku station too.

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