October 12th (Fri) of 2018 18:00 - 21:00

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
(11, Naito, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0014)

Okido Gate

Event information


Shinjuku Gyoen is located in the center of Tokyo, with the essence of historical of Japan and linked to the new National Stadium for the Tokyo Olympics / Paralympics 2020. This project hopes to serve as a bridge to Japanese culture by creating a space that all people can enjoy collectively.

We will host a migration event displaying installations of light & sound in this public space, which has been largely closed off to the public until now.

Composed of a long walking trail, a deep forest, a calming stream, a vast lawn, and a night view of the illuminated Shinjuku city skyline, we will create an entirely unique space to the environment of Shinjuku Gyoen.

In this place where we feel a both history and the present, we try to deliver a moment for the space in between. A place to think about the power of Japanese heritage and culture by looking forward to the future beyond 2020. Please enjoy the nightly installations, which are a temporary once in a lifetime experience.

Lessons for the correct way of walking

In order to create a healthy body through "posture" and "walking", A certified lecturer will participate in this lesson from "Japan Posture and Walking Association" which is the organization for dissemination of the correct knowledge of walking.

The applicant can receive 'walking way one point advice' before starting their walking around Shinjuku Gyoen, and they can enjoy walking with consciousness of the correct way of walking.

Place:Around French Formal Garden
Support:General Incorporated Japan walking style Association


This project is undertaken as "2018 Trial Project for Promotion Research of Basic Policy for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games" by the Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Cabinet Secretariat in commission.

This project is the certification culture program of "beyond 2020 program".

This project is conducted by the special permission of Shinjuku Gyoen.

Shinjuku Gyoen OPEN PARK Project take place committee
(Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc. / Rhizomatiks co., inc.)
Special support
Shinjuku Gyoen Management Office
Okawa Dream Fundation,Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.Yahoo Japan Corporation
AMUSE INC.KNT-CTHoldings Co., Ltd.JTB Communication Design, Inc.
Haneda Future Research Institution Incorporated.
East Japan Railway Company,Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Courtecy of
Suntory Holdings Limited
Shinjuku Gyoen OPEN PARK Project Secretariat
(Do Creation co., ltd)

*Even if you contact the venue directly, we can not respond to inquiries.


All people with or without disability can participate in this event.
*Please join an assistant if you have any foot injury or need assistance
*Guide dogs, hearing assistance dogs and service dogs are permitted to enter.
Qualifying age:
16 years old and over
*People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian aged 20 and over. Each guardian is able to accompany 3 people.
Entrance fee:
How to join:
Entry is pre-reserved. Please make a reservation via the application form here:
Applying form:
*Those who do not pre-register can register on the day of the event at reception.


The event will be cancelled only in case of heavy rain. In case of cancellation because of bad weather, we will announce it by 15:00 on the day of the event via the official website.
·Please come with comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to walk in.
·Bringing in beverages is allowed, but you can not bring alcoholic beverages.
·Because this is a walking event, please refrain from bringing in big baggage.
·There is no parking lot available, you can not come by car.
please keep the above guidelines in mind when at Shinjuku Gyoen

※ We will have another kind of event on 13th (Sat).

"CYBER WHEEL" Wheelchair road race VR experience

Para-sports are very exciting and intellectual sports.

However, compared with other sports, there are less opportunities to watch and experience.

Furthermore there are fewer instructors, making it difficult to become interested in. On this occasion you can experience real wheelchair road races via VR with "CYBER WHEEL".

Time:18:00~21:00(20:30 Final register)
Place:Around Okido rest place
Support:1→10, Inc.

Exhibition by young artists

As a place to be able to touch new cultural arts, we will exhibit works by three up-and-coming media creators who have experience exhibiting at various art festivals.
Along with the installation of light, works of art that shine brightly will color Shinjuku Gyoen in the evening.

Akinori Goto

Born in Gifu prefecture in 1984. Artist. Graduated from Musashino Art University. Time sculpture "toki-" series in masterpieces. Ars Electronica Festival 2018, THE Doraemon exhibition TOKYO, and more in major exhibitions in recent years.

Shohei Fujimoto

Born in 1989. Based in Tokyo.
After graduating from Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), transferred to Tama Art University Information Design Department.
Focusing on modularity and repetitive nature, exploring the sensation that visualpatterns obtained from it give.

Ryo Kishi

Completed The University of Tokyo graduate school in 2010. He has been doing experimental productions focusing on phenomena without sticking to technology and tools, and exhibits some of his works at domestic and overseas exhibitions such as ARS ELECTRONICA. Received the new face award of the Japan Media Arts Festival.