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“Cultural people watching” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shinjuku Chuo Park

Shinjuku Chuo Park
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Tokyo Private Custom Full-Day Walking Tour
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Cultural people watching”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not at all a must see spot in Shinjuku, this park is a simple urban oasis, and a nice spot if needing to get out of hotel, or to walk through after a day of meetings. I used it as a running track to start my days. The park is also home to the growing homeless population of Tokyo, but unlike what you may be used to, the temporary homes hidden, and not so hidden, scattered throughout the park are well kept boxes held together by cord or rope and covered with blue tarps. When was the last time you saw shoes placed outside the "front door" or the "front yard" being swept in the morning when talking about a homeless encampment? There is a great park for kids, a waterfalls and a busy city on all sides. Worth a visit if needing some fresh air.

Visited September 2013
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Bangalore
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164 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Good for morning walks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

As the other reviewers say, this is just a peaceful patch of green amidst the concrete in West Shinjuku. But very nice for a quick morning walk (all seasons) if you stay in one of the nearby hotels. I make it a point to walk here each time and have seen it in all seasons. Quite amazing (and sad, curious) how many homeless take refuge here and the facilities they put together (including bikes) so neatly. Not unsafe, but a bit lonely in the very early mornings. One section does have a lot of older citizens practising what looks like Tai chi in the mornings.
Would be nice for a sandwich lunch, if you have the time and opportunity

Visited May 2014
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UK
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105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Worth visiting with kids otherwise dont bother”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a nice park but nothing special for a tourist on a schedule. If you however are travelling with kids and happen to be nearby the play area in the park will keep them happy for a good while. There is a climbing area, huge slide, a whale to climb on. There is also swings for the little ones. For adults the only things around is the niagara shaped waterfall and the general peacefulness of your typical park.

Visited December 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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136 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Just a small park near the Government Building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a quaint park located near the Government Building. There's nothing much to see but the small waterfalls like feature.

Visited December 2013
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Washington, DC
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“close to our hotel, so a nice short walk”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

if you have kids, there is a little kiddie pool; also playground equipment to run and slide on.
A small temple is toucked to the side with a very photogenic water spout near the purification trough; the homeless people have taken over this park but do not bother the tourists

Visited August 2013
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