TOKYO: Hanami in Shinjuku Gyoen

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Soon after winter, it will be spring. As the cherry blossom starts blooming, it symbolises the start of spring in Japan. I believe many of you have made plan and booked ticket to Japan for sakura. The best viewing time of sakura in Tokyo is from late march to early April. Last year was slightly different as the timing had delayed for about a week. I didn’t manage to capture the peak of full bloom but I’d enjoyed it very much in the park. Let me show you what I’ve got over here in…

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Shinjuku Gyoen

One of the largest and most popular park in Tokyo, within a short walking distance from Shinjuku Station. There are 3 different types of gardens here – the Japanese landscape garden with a few pavilions; French garden and an English landscape garden with spacious open lawns.

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This garden is very famous for hanami 花見 (or cherry blossoms viewing) in spring. It housed a large number of cherry trees that comes with different varieties. In case there are changes in the weather or bloom time delayed, drop by this park as you may find plentiful of early and late blooming cherry trees around which gives an extended cherry viewing season for people who has missed the peak time.

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A sea of pink.

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Managed to date my idols that were happened to be in Tokyo at the same time. Thank you CK and Kenny for the sweet treat!

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Opening hours from 9 am to 4.30pm
Admission fee: 200 yen

Getting here:
There are 3 gates to enter Shinjuku Gyoen
Shinjuku Gate is a ten minute walk east from the “New South Exit” of JR Shinjuku Station or a five minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line. Okido Gate is also a five minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line. Finally, Sendagaya Gate is a five minute walk from JR Sendagaya Station on the local Chuo/Sobu Line.

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