Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen is a beautiful national garden about a ten minute walk from Shinjuku station in Tokyo. The garden was completed in 1906 on the site of a private mansion during the Edo period. The site is 144 acres (58.3 hectares) and has a circumference of 3.5 kilometres and is said to blend three distinct styles: French Formal Garden, English Landscape Garden, and Traditional Japanese Garden. The site was made available to the public after World War II and is open from 9am - 6pm. The park is closed on Mondays, and Tuesdays if a holiday happens to fall on a Monday.