Shinjuku Gyoen is definitely one of the best parks I visited in Tokyo, Japan. I went to a couple of parks during my 8-day trip in Tokyo including Ueno Park and Yoyogi Park.
That said, I like Shinjuku Gyoen the most out of these parks as it’s simply beautiful.
There are three entrances to Shinjuku Gyoen, i.e. via Shinjuku gate, Okido gate or Sendagaya gate. I visited this park around the end of Autumn nearing winter so it was pretty cold.
It was definitely a wonderful time to visit this beautiful park!
This is the road leading to the park. You will see plenty of tourists heading towards the same direction. Many are locals who came with their family members.
This is the entrance to Shinjuku park. It’s already beautiful from the outside.
I love the red leaves during autumn. Some are yellow, some are red and the combination of red, yellow and green is amazing.
Do you have to pay to enter Shinjuku Gyoen?
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you do have to pay to enter the park. They have put a lot of effort in maintaining the park, so it’s no surprise that they charge.
There are two types of counters. One is via a machine but you need to know what to press to buy tickets.
If you’re a tourist and you’re usually bad at machines, then you can go to the manned counters to purchase tickets.
Once you’re done, just go to the entrance and show the ticket to the staff.
Photos of Shinjuku Gyoen
There were lots of photographers here, some taking photos as a hobby while others may be running blogs like mine.
Here are some of the photos taken at the park.
Some of the photos were edited more heavily than others, which is why the colors may differ a little.
The photos were taken with a Nikon D3400.
This dried flower was taken from the ground. We noticed some of the kids collecting these. It’s still intact even after many months.
The lake inside the park was absolutely marvelous.
The different colors on the leaves makes the picture even better.
As it was approaching the end of autumn and nearing winter, the leaves have fallen a lot. Luckily we were in time to see many trees with red and yellow leaves.
They had like an area within the park which was decorated with flower beds.
The inside of the park is very serene and beautiful at the same time. It’s a nice place for locals to de-stress.
The trees were planted in a very straight manner. A nice place for photo shooting indeed. There was a couple taking photos in their traditional dresses.
They had ducks swimming in the lake.
They have a greenhouse inside Shinjuku Gyoen that hosts tropical plants. For Malaysians, these plants will be so familiar and you may have them in your backyard!
Absolutely love the red leaves.
Many families were having picnics in the middle of the park. It’s nice to see the skyscrapers surrounding the park.
This park is definitely the lungs of the city.
Professional photos taking photos of the leaves (probably closeups).
I would definitely recommend going to Shinjuku Gyoen if you happen to be in Shinjuku or nearby in Tokyo. It’s my favorite park among all of the parks I visited in Tokyo.
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