Photo:Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito, a "daimyo"(feudal lord) of the Edo era. Completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, it was re-designated as a national garden after the second World War and opened to the public.


Photo:Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 2

The site where Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was one part of Edo residence being given to Kiyonari Naito, who was the vassal of the genealogy, by Ieyasu Tokugawa, who created the Edo castle and was given eight states around Kanto region by Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1590.