Shinagawa Kumin Park

While out walking with my family yesterday, we happened upon a great park that we never even knew was there! 

Tokyo and the surrounding area is home to about 37 million people, and so green space is quite hard to come by. 

A couple of hours after our discovery, I eagerly went out to run around it! It’s only a short distance from where we live and has now become my new favourite place to run!!! 

I haven’t yet paced it out properly. But Shinagawa Kumin Park (Shinagawa Kumin Kouen 品川区民公園) has a running / walking course of about 2 kilometres with all kinds of exercise bars, benches and beams all around. Shinagawa refers to the ward that the park is located in. And Kumin doesn’t refer to the spice associated with Indian food (sorry, my poor attempt at humour) but rather means “citizen of the ward”.

It has great playing facilities for the kids, an aquarium, restaurants and even a barbecue area.

Anyway, don’t recommend it to too many people, we should just keep this paradise to ourselves! 🙂
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6 thoughts on “Shinagawa Kumin Park

  1. I am often pleasantly surprised at the amount of green spaces there are. Like you said, you often just happen to stumble upon them but they are out there and offer that little bit of calm and green among the bustle of city life.

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    1. Thanks Becky! Really is a lovely space. Of course there were a few other runners there. I ran there early on Saturday evening. Going to check it out in the morning and hopefully it will be even less crowded.

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