This Western-style garden in Shinjuku Ward was constructed in 1926 with the aim of preserving the achievements of Emperor Meiji for future generations.

The Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi is the inner garden and this is the outer garden.

Within the 50 hectares of grounds, there are various facilities such as the Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery, where you can reminisce about the Meiji Era, Jingu Stadium and the National Stadium and sports facilities that have created many dramas. 

The gingko trees lining the outer garden stretch 300 meters and have been used as locations for TV dramas and movies, and the scenery is especially spectacular in autumn. 

In addition to the great places for art, culture, sports, and strolling, there is also “Nikoniko Park” for those with children, a batting center and golf driving range for students and adults, and a wide variety of dining options, so it could be called a Meiji theme park that anyone can enjoy. 

The Meiji Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival takes place in August, and as many as 12,000 fireworks light up the night sky. 

There are also related facilities nearby, such as Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen and the Crown Prince’s Palace, and Tokyo Midtown and Roppongi Hills are also nearby.

Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via archive
park nameMeiji Jingu Gaien
Park Address1-1-1 Kasumigaoka-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
playground equipmentMeiji Jingu Gaien Nikoniko Park (combination playground equipment, trampoline, ropeway, swing, slide, iron bar) Health playground equipment
Facilities & EquipmentJingu Stadium, Ice Skating Rink, Gaien Golf Club, Jingu Batting Dome, Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery, Futsal Court
adjacent facilityNational Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium and National Athletic Stadium
Jingu StadiumNational Chichibunomiya Rugby StadiumNational Athletic Field
ice skating rinkGaien Golf ClubJingu Batting Dome (Meiji Jingu Gaien Hitting Practice Ground)
Seitoku Memorial Picture Galleryindoor ballroomsportsman’s club
health playground equipmentMeiji Jingu Gaien Nikoniko Parkparking lot
baseball stadiumNational Stadiumtennis court
pine (Pinus parviflora)water fountainGuide board in the park

Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via archive

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