Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Ministry of the Environment

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

 Running is allowed only on the designated loop (see the map below). 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.

EARLY OPENING of Shinjuku Gyoen

Periods: From July 1 to September 30, 2023.

ENTRY: From 7:00 am to 9:00 am: Only Shinjuku 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.

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


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)


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

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