Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Ministry of the Environment

NOTICE

The Change of Opening Hours of Shinjuku Gyoen

Typhoon No. 8 is expected to approach the Kanto region on August 13. In order to ensure the safety of visitors, the opening hours of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden will be changed as follows.
 
Saturday, August 13
9:00am – 4:00pm (early morning opening will take place from 7:00am)
 
Sunday, August 14
11:00am – 7:00pm (early morning opening will be cancelled)
 
Please check the latest information as the opening hours may change depending on the weather conditions. For further information, please call our service center.
 
Shinjuku Gyoen Service Center (Tel: 03-3350-0151)
 
Shinjuku Gyoen Management Office
Ministry of the Environment

No Entry Space around Kids Area on May 18

Access to the area below is prohibited on May 18 for the maintenance of lawns.

 

Area: The passage on the south side of Middle Pond and a part of Kids Area

 

Thank you for your cooperation and sorry for the inconvenience.

 

No Entry Space around Kids Area

 

The Change of Opening Hours of Shinjuku Gyoen and the Facilities (Updated on Monday, May 9)

Garden Opening Hours: from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Gates close: 6:00 pm) until further notice

Facilities:

  • Restaurant Yurinoki (Tsuburano): 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (last orders 5:30 pm) Rest area opens until 6:00 pm.
  • Shinjuku Gate Shop: Closed
  • Cafe Hananoki : Closed *the café space can be used as a rest area.
  • Central Rest House: Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (last orders 4:00 pm) Weekends and National Holidays: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (last orders 5:30 pm) *Rest area opens until 6:00 pm.
  • Rakuu-Tei: Closed (opens only with the reservation)
  • Shouten-Tei: Closed (opens only with the reservation)
  • Information Center: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Starbucks Coffee: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (last orders 5:00 pm)
  • Old Imperial Rest House: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm *opens only on Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays
  • Greenhouse: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (Gate closes: 5:30 pm)

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

Requests to Visitors

For the enjoyable time for all visitors and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection,

please follow the rules below:

・Bringing and drinking alcohol in the garden are strictly prohibited.

・Please have meals within the group of eight people at indoor facilities such as cafés or restaurants

and keep your distance (about 2m) from other visitors in the garden.

・When you have a fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing or feel sick,

please refrain from visiting the garden.

・Please wear a facemask and follow cough etiquette covering your cough or sneeze.

・Please wash your hands often with soap and water.

・Please refrain from running.

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.

EARLY OPENING of Shinjuku Gyoen

Periods: From April 2 to October 30, 2022. From March 4 to March 26, 2023.

ENTRY: From 7:00 am to 9:00 am: Only Shinjuku Gate and Sendagaya Gate

After 9:00 am: All Gates *On Only Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

*No Early Opening on weekdays.

During the EARLY OPENING hours, "7-9 PARK" a program which provides the activities such as morning yoga, morning running etc. to promote our health registering the application platform is held from 7 am to 9 pm on ONLY Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays at Shinjuku Gyoen.

 

Please NOTE: During the Early Opening Hours, Running is permitted only on the designated course below in the garden. Please keep enough space from other visitors.

*Please do not run other passages or in the lawn areas except the permitted course.

 

Running Course during Early Opening Hours

 

ADMISSION FEE: Usual as below:

Adults \500 (Group discount \400)

Seniors (65 and over) and Students (with valid ID) \250

Children (junior high school students / 15 and under) FREE

*Visitors can enter with the annual passport. (CANNOT BE ISSUED from 7:00 am to 9:00 am)

Free Admission Days of Shinjuku Gyoen (Updated Wednesday, May 4)

The admission is free on May 4 (Greenery Day), May 5 (Children's Day), June 4 (the day before Environment Day) and June5 (Environment Day).

Opening Hours of Shinjuku Gyoen and the Facilities from Tue. April 26 (Updated Sunday, April 24)

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

Facilities:

  • Restaurant Yurinoki : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Shinjuku Gate Kiosk: Closed
  • Cafe Hananoki : Closed *the café space can be used as a rest area.
  • Central Rest House: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Rakuu-Tei: Closed (opens only with the reservation)

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  • Shouten-Tei: Closed (opens only with the reservation)

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  • Information Center: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Starbucks Coffee: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (LO: 3:30pm)
  • Old Imperial Rest House: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm *opens only on Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays
  • Greenhouse: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (Gate closes: 4:00 pm)

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

 

Requests to Visitors

For the enjoyable time for all visitors and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection,

please follow the rules below:

・Bringing and drinking alcohol in the garden are strictly prohibited.

・Please have meals within the group of eight people at indoor facilities such as cafés or restaurants

and keep your distance (about 2m) from other visitors in the garden.

・When you have a fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing or feel sick,

please refrain from visiting the garden.

・Please wear a facemask and follow cough etiquette covering your cough or sneeze.

・Please wash your hands often with soap and water.

・Please refrain from running.

 

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.

 

A Closed Passage around Cherry Tree Area

Part of the passages around Cherry Tree Area is closed due to the crack of a tree around the area.

Please take a detour as below.

 

Closed Period: from Fri. April 8 until the safety is assured.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for the cooperation.

 

 

Advance Booking during cherry blossom season, the opening hours and the change of the rules as the preventive measures of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. (Updated on Tue. March 8, 2022)

During cherry blossom viewing season (March 19 - April 10), advance booking is required to enter Shinjuku Gyoen to alleviate congestion and prevent COVID-19 infections.

 

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

*Kyu-Gokyu-Sho (Old Imperial Rest House) CLOSE: March 25 to April 24

 

During the advance booking period, it is necessary to purchase Time-specified E-tickets or reserve Time-specified advance reservation tickets in advance.

Visitors without the E-tickets or the advance reservation tickets cannot enter the Shinjuku Gyoen.

With the advance reservation tickets, visitors need to purchase admission tickets at the ticket counter before entering.

  • Annual passport holders and people who can enter for free (Junior high school students and under, physical disability certificate, intellectual disability certificate, mental disability certificate holders, and one assistant per the person) are not required for advance booking.

Visitors who need to reserve advance reservation tickets: who receives discounts (students: high school students and older (student ID required), 65 years old and older (age certificate required), who would like to purchase admission tickets at the ticket counter on the day or need to purchase the annual passport from March 19 to April 10.

Requests to Visitors (Rules in the garden)

For the enjoyable time for all visitors and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection in Shinjuku Gyoen, please follow the rules below:

 

・Bringing and drinking alcohol in the garden are strictly prohibited.

・Please have meals within the group of four people at indoor facilities such as cafés or restaurants and keep your distance (about 2m) from other visitors in the garden.

・When you have a fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing or feel sick, please refrain from visiting the garden.

・Please wear a facemask and follow cough etiquette covering your cough or sneeze.

・Please wash your hands often with soap and water.

・Please refrain from running.

Entry Restriction of the Number of Visitors per Hour from Jan. 21, 2022

Shinjuku Gyoen starts Entry Restriction per hour from Friday, Jan. 21 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections in the garden.

From Jan. 21, the number of visitors per hour is limited to 2,000 people. If the number of visitors exceeds 2,000 people per hour, we will temporarily restrict the entry to the garden.

 

Requests to Visitors

For the enjoyable time for all visitors and prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection in Shinjuku Gyoen, please follow the rules below:

 

Bringing and drinking alcohol in the garden are strictly prohibited.

Eating and drinking in large groups of people, except family living together and the group of four people or less, are restricted in the garden.

When you have a fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing or feel sick, please refrain from visiting the garden.

Please wear a facemask and follow cough etiquette covering your cough or sneeze.

Please wash your hands often with soap and water.

Please keep your distance (about 2m) from other visitors.

Please refrain from running in the garden.

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

Chrysanthemum Exhibition at Japanese Traditional Garden from Mon. Nov.1 to Mon. Nov.15

Chrysanthemum Exhibition which inherits the tradition of Imperial Family is held at Japanese Traditional Garden. Enjoy the special variety of colorful chrysanthemums with traditional method of displays, which show the unique beauty and culture of Japan.

 

Venue: Japanese Traditional Garden

Date: from Mon. Nov.1 to Mon. Nov.15 *the garden opens throughout the period.

Time: from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Last Entry 4:00 pm)

Entry: All Gates

*Please purchase the entrance tickets at the entrance gates to visit the exhibitions.

*To see the exhibitions, enter from the Main Entrance of Japanese Traditional Garden and follow the path to fully enjoy the beauty of each flower bed.

 

【Chrysanthemum Panel Exhibition】

Venue: Art Gallery of the Information Center

Date: from Mon. Nov.1 to Mon. Nov.15

Time: from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Admission: Free

 

Contact: Shinjuku Gyoen Service Center TEL: 03-3350-0151

No Entry Restriction and the Changes of the Opening Status of the Facilities in Shinjuku Gyoen from Nov. 1, 2021

 

From Nov. 1, we do not restrict the number of visitors per hour on the entry to Shinjuku Gyoen. Also, advance booking of the entrance tickets is not required.

 

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

 

Facilities in the Garden

Greenhouse, Information Center, Central Rest House, Restaurant Yurinoki, Café Hananoki and Shouten-Tei (Tea House) Kiosk: open

 

Starbucks Coffee: opens on weekdays and TO GO ONLY on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

 

Rakuu-Tei (Tea House): opens only with the reservation

 

Kyu-Gokyu-Sho (Old Imperial Rest House): opens on only Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

 

Requests to Visitors

For the enjoyable time for all visitors and prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection in Shinjuku Gyoen, please follow the rules below:

 

・Bringing and drinking alcohol in the garden are strictly prohibited.

 

・Eating and drinking in large groups of people, except family living together and the group of four people or less, are prohibited in the garden.

 

・When you have a fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing or feel sick, please refrain from visiting the garden.

 

・Please wear a facemask and follow cough etiquette covering your cough or sneeze.

 

・Please wash your hands often with soap and water.

 

・Please keep your distance (about 2m) from other visitors.

 

・Please refrain from running in the garden.

Rose Event and the 33rd Annual Orchid Exhibition at Shinjuku Gyoen

【Rose Event】

Venue: Formal Garden

Date: Sat. Oct. 23 and Sun. Oct. 24

Time: from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

* Self-guided sheets in English which introduce our popular roses are distributed.

Please enjoy seasonal roses and the fragrance if you have time.

 

【The 33rd Annual Orchid Exhibition】

Venue: Greenhouse

Date: from Tue. Nov. 30 to Sun. Dec. 5

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (Last Entry: 3:30 pm)

On Sun. Dec. 5: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (Last Entry: 3:00 pm)

 

* Please purchase the entrance tickets at the entrance gates to enter the garden and join the event or the exhibition.

 

* The greenhouse is temporarily closed from Tue. Oct.26 to Fri. Oct. 29 for the regular maintenance.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Change of Closing and Opening Time of Shinjuku Gyoen on October 1 and 2 due to the Typhoon


FRI. October 1: Shinjuku Gyoen CLOSES at 2:30 pm

SAT. October 2: NO EARLY OPENING

Shinjuku Gyoen might open at 9 am on Sat. October 2 depending on the situation and when we confirm the safe of the garden for visitors.

 

For the latest updates, please contact below or check our website:

http://www.env.go.jp/garden/shinjukugyoen/english/index.html

Contact: Shinjuku Gyoen Service Center TEL: 03-3350-0151

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

NO EARLY OPENING on SAT. September 18.

Shinjuku Gyoen opens at 9 am on Sat. September 18 for the safe of visitors since Typhoon is approaching Tokyo.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Closed Routes in Mother and Child Woods

 

Some routes in Mother and Child Woods are CLOSED due to the repair work and beehives around the trees. Please be careful not to enter the passage.

Please see the map below for the closed routes.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

 

ENTRY RESTRICTION (5000 visitors per day) in Shinjuku Gyoen on TUE. AUGUST 24

 

On Tue. August 24, the number of visitors per day is limited to 5,000 people to avoid the congestion in the garden.

When the number of visitors reaches 5,000 people, we will temporarily close the garden.

 

On Aug. 24, the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force's Blue Impulse flying over central Tokyo ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony is scheduled. We set the restriction to keep visitors' distance while watching the Blue Impulse flying in Shinjuku Gyoen.

Please keep enough distance (about 2m) from other visitors while you watch the flying in the garden.

 

*Entry restriction per hour is NOT implemented on Aug. 24.

*You cannot reenter the garden during the entry restriction.

 

We will reopen the garden after Japanese Air Self-Defense Force's Blue Impulse flying and confirming the safety in and around the garden.

 

*Please refrain from using picnic blankets for a long time at the same place since the lawns are damaged by the long hours use of the blankets.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden opens at 12 pm on SUN. AUG. 8.

 

Today, on Aug. 8, Shinjuku Gyoen opens at 12 pm and closes at 4:30 pm (Last entry: 4:00 pm).

*Promenade is closed for whole day on Aug. 8 due to the bad condition.

The garden staff have checked the damage and confirmed the garden is safe for visiting.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

CHANGE OF OPENING HOURS on Sun. Aug. 8, due to the approach of Typhoon.

Opening Hours are changed as below for the visitors' safe:

SUN. AUGUST 8 : OPEN from 12:00 PM (No Early Opening of the day)

 

*The Opening hours above MAY CHANGE depends on the situation.

For the latest updates, please contact below or check our website:

http://www.env.go.jp/garden/shinjukugyoen/english/index.html

Contact: Shinjuku Gyoen Service Center TEL: 03-3350-0151

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

 

The change of the opening hours of Shinjuku Gyoen on Sat. July 17

 

Opening hours of July 17: from 9:00 to at 2:00 pm (Gates close at 2:30 pm)

 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Changes of Opening Hours of Shinjuku Gyoen and the Facilities from July 12, 2021 (Updated Monday, August 2)

Shinjuku Gyoen has changed the opening hours of the garden and the facilities from Mon. July 12, in response to the declaration of a state of emergency (from July 12 to August 22). The garden opens with the shortened opening hours, the entry restriction and thorough preventive measures against new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

 

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

 

Entry Restriction

Advance booking of the entrance tickets is not required, however, the number of visitors per hour is limited to 2,000 people. If the number of visitors exceeds 2,000 people per hour, we will temporarily restrict the entry to the garden.

 

Facilities in the Garden

Greenhouse, Information Center and Central Rest House: open

Restaurant Yurinoki and Kiosk in the restaurant are temporarily closed for the renovation on weekdays.

Kiosk in Restaurant Yurinoki: opens on only Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays (TO GO ONLY)

Café Hananoki, Kiosk near Shinjuku Gate and Starbucks Coffee: TO GO ONLY

Shouten-Tei (Tea House) Kiosk: opens on only Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

Rakuu-Tei (Tea House) and Kyu-Gokyu-Sho (Old Imperial Rest House): temporarily closed

 

Requests to Visitors

For the enjoyable time for all visitors and prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection in Shinjuku Gyoen, please follow the rules below:

・Bringing and drinking alcohol in the garden are strictly prohibited.

・Eating and drinking in large groups of people, except family living together and the group of four people or less, are prohibited in the garden.

・When you have a fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing or feel sick, please refrain from visiting the garden.

・Please wear a facemask and follow cough etiquette covering your cough or sneeze.

・Please wash your hands often with soap and water.

・Please keep your distance (about 2m) from other visitors.

・Please refrain from running in the garden.

 

 

EARLY OPENING at Shinjuku Gyoen from Sat. June 26, 2021 (Updated Saturday, June 26 )

 

Shinjuku Gyoen starts EARLY OPENING from Sat. June 26, 2021, which was started in 2019 as one of the approaches to make Shinjuku Gyoen more attractive.

 

Also, with the EARLY OPENING, "7-9 PARK" starts from Sat. June 26, a program which provides the activities to promote our health under the current circumstances many people work from home.

 

PERIODS: From Sat. June 26 to Sun. October 31 2021 on ONLY Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays and from Sat. March 5 to Sun. March 13, 2022 on ONLY Saturdays and Sundays

*No Early Opening on weekdays.

TIME: Open at 7:00 am

 

ADMISSION FEE: Usual as below:

Adults \500 (Group discount \400)

Seniors (65 and over) and Students (with valid ID) \250

Children (junior high school students / 15 and under) FREE

*Visitors can enter with the annual passport. (CANNOT BE ISSUED from 7:00 am to 9:00 am)

ENTRY: From 7:00 am to 9:00 am: Only Shinjuku Gate and Sendagaya Gate

After 9:00 am: ALL GATES

 

RUNNING ONLY during EARLY OPENING Hours:

Visitors can enjoy running during the early opening hours. Please check the blue colored course on the map below, which is available for running. Please keep distance at least 2 m from other visitors. To prevent heatstroke, you can take off your face mask while you keep enough space (more than 2 m) from others.

 

"7-9PARK"

7-9PARK is a program which visitors enjoy and experience several activities such as morning yoga, morning running, or English conversation lessons during the early opening hours registering the application platform. Please check the introduction below.

 

About 7-9PARK (Only available in Japanese)

Running Course during Early Opening Hours

Parking Discount for Electric Vehicle (EV) and Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) drivers visiting Shinjuku Gyoen, from April 1, 2021

To promote the use of electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) for decarbonization in the transport sector, two hours of free parking is available for electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicle drivers who visit Shinjuku Gyoen by showing the vehicle inspection certificate, entrance ticket and parking ticket at the parking management office from April 1, 2021.

*Regarding the vehicle inspection certificate, we need to confirm whether the type of fuel of your EV or FCV vehicle is electricity or compressed hydrogen.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

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

"Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Audio Guide Service"

 

Thank you for your visit to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

 

To enhance your garden experience, we have started Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden audio guide service.

By scanning the QR code posted on signboards in the garden with your mobile devices, you can listen to the garden's audio guides, which provides the garden highlights and history. The audio guide is available in four languages - Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.

 

Enjoy and learn more about our garden with the user-friendly guides!

Click here for PDF file

 

Contact: Shinjuku Gyoen Service Center TEL: 03-3350-0151

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Management Office

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