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Why Shinjuku Central Park is special ?
Shinjuku Central Park is a functional park, which is very popular with the many office workers and local people from the surrounding skyscrapers in Nishi-Shinjuku District. Shinjuku Central Park features a few cherry blossom trees, flowers and wide paved paths. This park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Tokyo.
What to explore at Shinjuku Central Park?
The quiet and impeccable Kumano Shrine is located in the North West corner of the park; secluded and surrounded by trees it has a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere. With recent renovations completed it is also crisp, clean and has a brand new yet ancient feel.
Stretching one hundred feet wide and twenty feet high is the park's man-made waterfall. Standing on the trail above it gives you a fantastic view of the downtown, revealing all of the downtown's tallest skyscrapers. An even better view is attainable by taking the sky walk out of the park, and from the skywalk the downtown skyline really opens up, revealing even more than before.
The last and most interesting feature of the park are the people. There is almost always a filming crew present, either shooting Japanese drama, independent films, or others.
The park also is a popular location for the vagrant population. Gathering groups, platoons of bums can be found spread throughout the park, especially nearby the base of the waterfall, where there is an abundance of shade and concrete. Although it should be safe during the day, I would not recommend venturing out during the night.
How to get to Shinjuku Central Park?
Shinjuku JR station, West Exit, walk West for 2000 feet, about a 15 minute walk and you’ll run straight into the park, don’t worry its large you can’t miss it.
- Cherry blossom trees, flowers
- Wide paved paths.
- Tokyo's tallest buildings
- Accessible park for the many office workers
- Best cherry blossom viewing
160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku Nishi 2-11