By Ben Beechey
Credited as one of the most beautiful parks in Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen is definitely another place to enjoy when visiting Tokyo.
The garden was completed in 1772 and was the original residence of the Naitō family during the Edo era. It became a botanical garden in 1906 until it went through a full reconstruction in 1949. Unfortunately you must pay a small entry fee to access Shinjuku Gyoen but it features many interesting activities.
These include a French formal garden, an English landscaped garden with a stunning view of Shinjuku and Tokyo Tower, a greenhouse, a tea house, and a traditional Japanese garden. Last but not least, the park is home to 4 magnificent ponds: Shimo no Ike, Naka no ike, Kami no ike and Haha to ko no mori.
Find out more about Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
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