Shinjuku Gyoen; Nature within the Heart of the City
They have Japanese pamphlets set out as soon as you enter but you can also get them in English, Chinese or Korean because they have so many foreign tourists visit. The workers at the information desk also speak English so no worries!
Click here to see pictures of inside the green house: Green House in Shinjuku Gyoen
Spending some time in Mother Nature
I spotted a tourist resting on a bench as I walked through the shade of the trees looking at the ducks. He seemed to be looking through a guide map and thinking about where to go next. I talked with him for a little bit. He said he loves sightseeing in Japan and this place is his favorite because it has so much nature. “The view’s great!” He even agreed to pose for me! Thanks!
These 2 ladies are from Australia and came all the way over to Japan. “Do you mind if I take a photo?” I asked, and they said OK right away. “We’re loving Japan!” I was so happy to hear them say this! Thanks for showing me such great smiles!
These 2 young ladies came from California. A male staff member greeted them and it felt like they were worried he was trying to hit on them… but we explained ourselves and then CHEESE! I hope you girls enjoy Japan! And be sure to contact the Goin’ Japaneseque! Team the next time you come back to Japan :)
Time to go back home. It’s so big it’s hard to go around and see everything. And I have to say one lasting impression was just how many tourists were there. We kept passing by them as we walked along. This place is in Shinjuku and definitely one place I want you to come and see for yourself!
Information: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Address: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Map: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Open: 9:00 – 16:00 (Closed: Monday)
Official Website: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden