Sushi picnic under the cherry blossoms of Shinjuku Gyoen

Amidst the chaotic scene in Tokyo, there are quiet parks you can visit in the city to breathe and unwind. We decided to take time out from all the non-stop walking and headed for Shinjuku Park to rest. Grabbed a sushi platter from a Family Mart nearby and enjoyed a sushi picnic after under cherry blossom trees.

If you’d like to see local life, spend a quiet afternoon in this park. Another recommended is Yoyogi park. People watching here is interesting and a great way to spend time. Strolling around the park and seeing the different types of cherry blossom bloom was a very zen experience – a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the streets outside the park.


I was so glad they were selling ice cream! It was such a perfect afternoon stroll.

Shinjuku Park is definitely a great stopover if your feet are tired from all the walking and commuting! My feet are thankful! Make sure to drop by when you’re exploring the Shinjuku area.

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