Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Ministry of the Environment

Important Notice:

A prior reservation will be required to enter Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on some dates during the cherry blossom season in March and April 2024

We are planning to implement a reservation system for weekends and national holidays during the cherry blossom viewing season. This system provides reliable entry to the garden during the season when the number of visitors is expected to increase significantly. Specific dates and reservation details will be announced on our website once they are finalized.  

Running in the Garden (Updated: March 2, 2023)

 Running is allowed on the designated loop (see the map below) only. Groups of 10 or more are not allowed to run together. Please note running is NOT allowed in the garden between March 25 and April 24 except during the early opening hours.

The Change of Opening Hours of Shinjuku Gyoen and the Facilities (Updated: October 1, 2023)

Garden Opening Hours: from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Gates close at 4:30 pm)

*Please note the Old Imperial Rest House will be closed from Aug. 22, 2023 due to maintenance.
  We will update the schedule for reopening when the date is determined. 

※Opening hours change depending on the season and the circumstances.

Requests to Visitors

・Bringing alcohol into the garden is strictly prohibited.

Closed Days

  • Mondays (If Monday is a public holiday, then closed the following day. Closed the day (weekday) after in case of consecutive holidays.)
  • December 29 to January 3
  • Special Open Days: The garden is open throughout the following periods;
    March 25 to April 24, and November 1 to November 15

Admission Fee

  • Adults \500 (Group discount \400)
  • Seniors (65 and over) \250 ※Valid ID required. Please purchase a ticket at a staffed counter.
  • Students \250 ※Valid Student ID required. Please purchase a ticket at a staffed counter.
  • Children (junior high school students /15 and under) FREE

※Visitors can enter the garden purchasing the entrance tickets at the ticket offices on the day, without online advance booking.

※Assistance dogs are also allowed to enter with visitors such as guide-dogs, service dogs and hearing assistance dogs.


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