Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑)
We visited Shinjuku Gyoen twice during our trip because it was such a lovely park. The park is divided into three distinctive gardens: 1) Japanese Traditional; 2) French Formal; and 3) English Landscape. All three are wonderful on their own. There is also a greenhouse with over 1,000 tropical/subtropical plant species. The park is very spacious and it can easily take a whole morning/afternoon to explore all the grounds. There are also a few large open lawn areas to sit down and relax (we even took a nap!). During the cherry blossom season, you will see many locals gather and picnic under the cherry blossoms.