Cherry Blossoms At The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden In Tokyo
The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a popular destination to go for the sakura (cherry blossom) during the spring season in Japan. It has an incredible selection of flora and sceneries.
Today I paid a visit to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
It was originally a residence of the Naitō family (Daimyo) in the Edo period.
Afterwards, it became a garden under the management of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan. It is now a park under the jurisdiction of the national Ministry of the Environment.
The imperial gardens, which were once meant for the royalty, were completed in 1906 and destroyed in 1945, during the later stages of World War II.
The jurisdiction over the Imperial Palace Outer Garden and the Kyoto imperial garden was transferred to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (now part of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) with Shinjuku Imperial Gardens in 1947.
I was blown away by the gorgeous cherry blossoms also known as Sakura.
One of the reasons for this trip to Japan was to view the Sakura in full blossom during flower viewing.