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新宿御苑 Shinjuku-Gyoen Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park near the area clustered with skyscrapers in Shinjuku. The park has eminent gardens surrounded with lush greenery.

It was originally a residence of the Naito family, who was a Fudai daimyo (a hereditary vassal of the Shogun) in the Edo period (1603-1868). Later in the Meiji period (1868-1912), it was used as a national agricultural experiment station for agricultural development, and in 1879, it became the botanical garden under the management of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan. Then in 1949, it was open to the public as “National Park Shinjuku Imperial Gardens.”

One of the remains of the facilities used for botanical researches is the greenhouse, which is the first greenhouse constructed in Japan. Located right in the heart of Tokyo Metropolice, Shinjuku Gyoen provides city dwellers as well as tourists with abundant nature all through the year, which might be one of the solutions that we have found in search of the harmony with nature in this contemporary life in Japan.

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11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0014
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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