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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tamamo-Ike(Tamamo Pond)

The present site of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was one part of Edo residence of the Naito family. On Edo entry into a fortress of Ieyasu, the second Kiyonari Naito who achieved the guidance was given this ground for the purpose of guarding the achievement and western traffic point of Edo-jo Castle. Then, Kiyokazu, the seventh head of Naito family, became the load of Takato Castle in Shinshu region, and the suburban residence on the site of Shinjuku Gyoen was called “Yotsuya-Soh”.

At the end of the Okido Gate there is a Japanese garden centering around the “Tamamo Pond”, that is “Tamamo-Ike”, a part of former “Tamagawa-En”, which was completed in Edo era being the Garden of Naito-family. At the present site of Okido Rest House it is said that there was a palace and a scenic garden, called “Tamagawa-En”, with a pond, a valley and a miniature hill, was built. And then, Shinjuku Gyoen was completed as “Imperial Garden” in 1906. As a palace garden of the Imperial Family, Shinjuku Gyoen was firmly established for holding the party of watching cherry blossoms since 1917 and became well-known in foreign countries. At present “Tamamo Pond”(“Tamamo-Ike”) still shows sign of the residence of the Naito-Family in Edo era.

Postal code 〒160-0014
Address 11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 
Open / Closed Open: 09:00-17:30
Open 9:00-16:00 (close 16:30)
From March 15 to September 30: 09:00-17:30 (close 18:00)
From July 1 to August 20: 09:00-18:30 (close 19:00)
[Closed days]
・Every Monday (when Monday is holiday weekdays, the following day)
・New Year holidays (12/29-1/3)
[Special open days]
From March 25 to April 24, from 1 to 15 on November (without holiday during period)
Nearest station / Access

It is a 10-minute walk from the JR Shinjuku Station south exit
It is a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station
It is a 5-minute walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Shinjuku-sanchome Station
Others Access Info
・Seibu Shinjuku Line "Seibu-Shinjuku Station" 15-minute walk
・Toei Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line "Shinjuku-sanchome" (Exit E-5 C1/C5 exit) 5-minute walk
・Keio Line "Shinjuku south exit" 10-minute walk
・Odakyu Line "Shinjuku south exit" 10-minute walk

Phone number 03-3350-0151
FAX 03-3350-1372
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