Shinjuku Garden, Tokyo

The park and gardens of Shinjuku were first designed for use by royalty, but opened to the public in 1949. The expansive grounds contain over 20,000 trees which are a riot of color in autumn.

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The formal gardens are of three distinct styles: an English Landscape Garden, a Formal French Garden and the Japanese Traditional Garden.

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Within the Japanese garden are two traditional teahouses and a Taiwanese style pavilion or Kyu-Goryo-Tei.

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During our visit, the annual Chrysanthemum Exhibition will be taking place, with plants cultivated in the traditional Imperial style on display.

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