The Picnic at Shinjuku Gyoen

Ever since I got my hands on this fabulous picnic blanket, I’ve been a picnic addict!
So last Saturday, my bff and I had a picnic at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The great thing is that she just moved into my neighborhood (whoop whoop!) so we just met up at the corner of the street and walked to the park together. I love that we can do that now!
We stopped by Freshness Burger to grab lunch for our picnic. Have you tried their vegetable burgers? They are so good. They have a bean burger and a mushroom burger and I am SO happy they are back on the menu. I think they are popular among non-vegetarians, too. This time I went with the mushroom burger set. 
We spent the whole afternoon just laying around and relaxing. There were a lot of families with children also doing the same thing and we ended up chatting with a few of the little people. So cute. All in all it was a great afternoon, especially since the typhoon came and it was all rain the following two days.
Do you have a favorite picnic spot? x

6 thoughts on “The Picnic at Shinjuku Gyoen”

  1. Love Shinjuku Gyoen, Freshness Burger's veggie food, and especially that grass photo. Best picnic spot = anywhere with a mountain, a river, a tree and … umeshu! ^^


  2. Looks like a great picnic. I would consider going to Meiji Jingu, behind the shrine for a picnic. Such a lovely place, free, and infinitely less people than Yoyogi Park. 🙂


  3. Looks like the perfect picnic spot! And now that it's not so darn hot out every day, a picnic sounds like a great way to spend the afternoon. Don't know many good picnic spots in Tokyo though… If you're ever in Nagoya, Morikoro Park is a great place (it's where the Aichi Banpaku (world expo) was held).


  4. I love this time of year when it's almost chilly, too! I like Shinjuku Gyoen because it's really close and they have a lot of grass fields. But I'm hoping to spend a few afternoons by the river in Futako tamagawa, too.

    I'm going to have to remember Morikoro Park for when I make my way to Nagoya 😀


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