Shinjuku Central Park is the largest of the Shinjuku municipal parks and sits just west of the iconic Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
It is a fantastic green space near the Shinjuku skyscrapers in Nishi-Shinjuku, and is a familiar park to office workers in the area. Many dramas have been filmed here, so even those who have never been to this park may have seen it at least once.
The park has a grass plaza and a playground for children, and it is a rare place in the Shinjuku area where small children can play together.
The park’s symbolic “Shinjuku Niagara Falls” has appeared in TV dramas and animated special effects films, and is lit up during the year-end and New Year holidays, making it a good place to stroll while remembering those scenes.
In addition to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building’s Observation Decks right next door, the area is dotted with Tokyo tourist attractions such as Lumine the Yoshimoto and the infamous entertainment area of Kabukicho.
|Park Name||Shinjuku Central Park
|Park Address||2-11-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|Playground equipment||Wooden combination playground equipment, spring playground equipment, slide, spring playground equipment|
|Facilities and equipment||Basketball goal, water playground|
|Wooden combination playground equipment||Wooden combination playground equipment||Basketball goal|
|Shinjuku Niagara Falls||Peace Bell||Park Bridge|
|Promenade||Lush greenery in the park||Park Guide Map|
|Spring Playground Equipment||Toddler Slide||Swings|
|Ladder & Slider||Whale playground equipment||Cherry blossom viewing in spring|