Contributor : Sarah
Nationality : Australian
Instagram : @travellinglikeanaquarius
Age : 19 - 30
Gender : Female
Travel Style : Casual, luxury
Destination : Japan Tokyo / Cherry Blossom Season
Date : 04 July 2017- Shinjuku Gyoen
As I am a flight attendant I am only on layover for 24 hours at a time! I was lucky enought to get a trip at the same time as Cherry Blossom Season. You can explore alot in 24 hours!
I decided to travel into Tokyo since we stay in the country town of Narita. I was looking for the beautiful and inspiring Cherry BLOSSOMS! Everyone has heard about them and it was my time to adventure out and find these beautys. I wanted to see for myself what everyone else is talking about since they are so famously beautiful.
Catching the Train is the quickest and easiest way to get there.
Shinjuku Gyoen has three gates: Shinjuku Gate is a ten minute walk east from the "New South Exit" of JR Shinjuku Station or a five minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
Okido Gate is also a five minute walk from Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
- Largest and most popular park in Tokyo
- Has a combination of three different gardens. The oldest garden is a tradional landscape
- garden, the two other gardens are French and English in style.
- Cherry Blossom viewing takes place late March and early april.
- Cherry blossom flowers are Japan's national flower, they stand for renewal and hope.
- There are 200 different varieties of cherry blossoms ( So they arn't always PINK)
Where to stay:
Honestly, Since I am a flight attendant I can not disclose my hotel accomodation, also I did not stay in Tokyo and we change hotels frequently.
I actually ate inside the Shinjuku train station at this "Ramen noodle" resturant. Shinjuku station is so popular and I was amused at how you could even go shopping down below.
Favorite “Must See”:
The Cherry Blossoms of course!
Number 1 Travel Tip:
- Pricing - 200 Japanese Yen for Adults, 50 for child
- Get up earlier as it can get very busy!
- Don't purchase a one way ticket. The crowds in the station are insanly busy.. buy a travel card. - Don't just stop at the first tree keep walking towards the back of the park. Basically dont follow the crowd ;)
- Bring something to snack on, there is street food but its a huge park! Also pack water.
5 Word Travel:
Tradional - Stunning - Relaxing - Calm - Peaceful