On Tuesday it was time to check out Shinjuku Gyoen, knowing it would actually be open this time! Last time we were in Tokyo we had been to Shinjuku Gyoen but it was well worth going again. Such a beautiful place. It was also interesting to remember what we did there last time!
Shinjuku Gyoen is a 58 hectare national park with 3 different styles of garden – English Landscape, French formal and traditional Japanese. It also includes a tea house.
As usual, Tate had lots of fun collecting lots of different leaves. Here he likes to bring them home and I’m often finding them littered around the house, but of course he wasn’t going to be able to bring them home from Japan and it wasn’t even ideal to carry them back to the hotel, especially when we were out all day. So, to encourage him to abandon his leaves I took a photo. A very cute photo at that!
One of the coolest parts of Shunjuku Gyoen is the glasshouse. There were some very interesting flowers in there and Tate loved wandering around it.