Shinjuku Gyoen ( or ) is probably one of Tokyos most treasured and picturesque parks. It is natures escape surrounded by the districts sprawling concrete jungle and is easy to appreciate the vivid colour and rich beauty of this paradise all year round.nParticularly gorgeous at the time of the Cherry Blossoms and Autumn Leaves seasons, it is a must-see spot for those looking for refuge from the lively urban walk of life.nnnnnThere are three main spots to explore and escape to being the traditional Japanese garden, an asymmetrical French garden and a more open lawn inspired British garden.nThe traditional Japanese garden is typical of what you might expect, with its immaculately manicured plantation, sweeping ponds, arched bridges and small islets. The ponds are also overpopulated with a spectrum of differently coloured Koi fish, who will surface with open mouths at the first sign of movement as if to expect feeding time.nnThe French gardens are more of a formal wedding configuration with the perfection of symmetry, colour and purpose, beautifully presented as if it were the entrance of an aristocrats castle.nnThe British gardens feature many wide open areas, full of green lawns and lined by many kinds of trees which bloom through the spring seasons.nnSeasonal changes are a must-see for nature enthusiasts, rich in white and pink cherry blossoms in full bloom during the late March and early April Spring season. Towards the cooler months, you can witness some of the more lavish red and brown views of Autumn leaves, especially from the Maple trees.nShinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku Entrance gate) is accessible by train either a short 10-minute stroll from Shinjuku JR Stations New South Exit or a short five minute walk from Shinjuku-Gyoen-mae station on the Marunouchi Metro Line. Admission is 200 yen, and it is open to the public from 9.00-16.00, excluding Mondays.