Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Usually a must see for any visitor to Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large but pretty park right next to Shinjuku station.  But people on a budget looking for a more traditionally Japanesy park may want to consider Korakoen park, Kiyosumi park or Rikugen park.

Budget travel tips

  • Walk to the park from Shinjuku station, rather than going to another station a little closer.

  • Closes on Monday, do don’t waste money coming here then!

How to get there

It’s cheapest just to walk here from Shinjuku station . Check out the map below for directions.


Opening times: 9am to 4pm

Cost: Adults 200 yen, Children 50 yen


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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.