This is the second post in our series on places in the greater Tokyo area.
If you want to chill out outside and cure jet lag, you should come here and bask in the sun. Shinjuku Gyoen Park is near Shinjuku station on the JR line. It's about a 5 minutes' walk from the station. See our Map for the exact location.
There are three entrances to enter the park. Shinjuku gate (near Shinjuku station), Okido gate (near Shinjuku Gyoen-mae station) and Sendagaya gate (near Sendagaya station).
The park is open from 9:00 to 16:30. It is closed every Monday.
There is a small entrance fee for entering Shinjuku Gyoen. Adults 200 yen, children 50 yen, infants free. No alcohol is allowed inside the park so double-check your bags before entering.
Because there is an entrance fee, this park tends to feel less crowded than other public parks. The grounds are also very well taken care of.
There is a greenhouse near the Okido gate, with various tropical plants inside. The greenhouse closes at 16:00 and last admittance is at 15:30.
Bring a picnic blanket or ground sheet and relax in Shinjuku. After taking a nap, you can go shopping!