We took the subway towards Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Before leaving I checked out the park on google maps and thought I had found the right subway terminal to exit from. The subway station must have had 300 stairs up so it felt like. We almost passed out. When we emerged we were right across the street from the Japan National Stadium, it was used for the 1964 Summer Olympics.
We walked to the entrance only to find out it was closed – we had to walk an extra 3/4km to the next entrance. We paid a small admission fee (¥200 each, ~$2.30) and got our ticket and map.
We started our walk at the greenhouse which was filled with so many interesting flowers and plants.
We then walked around the gardens exploring on the many paths. About 3/4 of the way through we came across many trees starting to bloom. It was beautiful to see.
At the end of the walk we came across 3 unique trees – Bald Cypress, London Planetree and a Himalayan Cedar.
And we had to stop for a snack 😉