Visiting Tokyo is all about exploring religious temples and big venues within stimulating environment. I had been to several museums the past few days and so I decided to be out in the nature for
the day. I decided to visit the Shinjuku Gyoen national garden.
Discover a huge collection of flora found on earth
Our cab driver took us to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden that was located at a short distance from Shinjuku station. It is known as one of Tokyo’s largest and popular parks, as told by my guide. When I stepped outside of the cab, I was bewildered by the kind of environment that framed the park. The garden was spread on an area of 58.3 hectares with a circumference of 3.5 kilometers. I entered from Shinjuku gate to see the amalgamation of French Formal, English Landscape and Japanese styles.
The park offered spacious lawns, rejuvenating scenery and meandering walk paths to relax from the daily hustles of life. Luckily, it was late March and Cherry Trees had just started blooming. I
got to see more than 1500 Cheery trees of more than a dozen different varieties. Also, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden had more than 20,000 shrubs and trees to learn about.
The Japanese Landscaped Garden was a major attraction and the beauty was that the large ponds and the beautifully ornate bridges made you feel as if you were witnessing a picture postcard.
The Greenhouse with the tropical and subtropical flowers were really impressive and caught my fancy. I spent a lot of time watching each of the variety of flowers and clicked a lot of pictures to show my friends back home. I was told by my guide that this garden during the autumn was truly a beautiful sight as the leaves of the maple trees change color and look ethereal. My guide told me that they had a lot of visitors from the world over during the months of mid- November to mid- December.
It was an amazing garden with exquisite flora and more than a visit, it was a tranquilizing trip!