Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku GyouenStepped out this beautiful Autumn afternoon to the sound of the neighbourhold birds and the freshness of an approaching Winter, to visit the massive park area in Shinjuku that is Shinjuku Gyoen.

It must have been 8 years since I was there last but it is still as well manicured as I remembered. We ripped though the basment of Isetan (huge department store) and loaded up with food and a sweet Belgium beer then set off in search of the park. My navi system couldn’t get a lock on all twelve satelites so we did a little extra walking before finding the Shinjuku entrance. I say that as there are about 4 entrances and they are a long way apart.

200yen an adult for the pleasure of soaking up the sun on the manicured Gyoen grass. I had also forgotten about the 4:30pm closing time but a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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