Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is one of Tokyo’s largest and most popular parks. Located just a short walk from Shinjuku Station, the paid park’s spacious lawns, meandering walking paths and tranquil scenery provide a relaxing escape from the busy urban center around it. In spring Shinjuku Gyoen becomes one of the best places in the city to see cherry blossoms.
This year’s Sakura bloomed almost 10 days earlier compared to previous years. I remembered that last year the flowers only bloom in the first week of April and this year it actually opened in mid March. The Sakura was only 40% opened when I visited but it was expected to bloom fully by this week. Even though, the flowers were not fully opened but the park was already full of people enjoying the nice spring weather.
Some close up shots of the Sakura species in the garden. Check out this link for details of the different species.
新宿御苑 〒160-0014 東京都新宿区藤町11