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.
|park name||Meiji Jingu Gaien|
|Park Address||1-1-1 Kasumigaoka-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|playground equipment||Meiji Jingu Gaien Nikoniko Park (combination playground equipment, trampoline, ropeway, swing, slide, iron bar) Health playground equipment|
|Facilities & Equipment||Jingu Stadium, Ice Skating Rink, Gaien Golf Club, Jingu Batting Dome, Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery, Futsal Court|
|adjacent facility||National Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium and National Athletic Stadium|
|Jingu Stadium||National Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium||National Athletic Field|
|ice skating rink||Gaien Golf Club||Jingu Batting Dome (Meiji Jingu Gaien Hitting Practice Ground)|
|Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery||indoor ballroom||sportsman’s club|
|health playground equipment||Meiji Jingu Gaien Nikoniko Park||parking lot|
|baseball stadium||National Stadium||tennis court|
|pine (Pinus parviflora)||water fountain||Guide board in the park|
Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive