Shinjuku Gyo-en Greenhouse

The Shinjuku Gyo-en Greenhouse is a greenhouse in Shinjuku Gyo-en, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It was built in 1950 and displays more than 1,700 tropical and subtropical plant species, as of 2016.[1]

Shinjuku Gyo-en Greenhouse
新宿御苑
Tokyo, 2019 - 864.jpg
The greenhouse's exterior in 2019
General information
TypeGreenhouse
LocationShinjuku
Town or cityTokyo
CountryJapan
Coordinates35°41′12″N 139°42′45″E / 35.68667°N 139.71250°E / 35.68667; 139.71250Coordinates: 35°41′12″N 139°42′45″E / 35.68667°N 139.71250°E / 35.68667; 139.71250
Completed1950
Known forDisplays more than 1,700 tropical and subtropical plant species

HistoryEdit

The Shinjuku Gyo-en Greenhouse was built on the site of a private mansion, property of daimyō Naitō Nobunari.

A government-managed agricultural experiment station was established there in 1872, and was later converted into an imperial garden in 1906. The space was utilised for international diplomacy, and was re-designed and opened to the public after World War II.[2]

The Greenhouse's construction was completed in 1950.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Salvador, Jinggoy I. (2016-03-31). "Day 4: Shinjuku Gyoen on the cherry blossom season". Sunstar. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  2. ^ "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden : 新宿御苑 | 一般財団法人国民公園協会". fng.or.jp. Retrieved 2022-05-20.

External linksEdit

 
Interior, 2017