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Yes that Shinjuku. Crazy shopping youth culture blah blah blah district. Whatever you wanna call it. I call it the nabe with the nicest park I visited in Tokyo during my 2 months there, Shinjuku Gyoen. I went back over and over again to see what else sprouted up. It’s an urban park no doubt, not particularly wild, but it’s an easy walk from the subway station, has various features like a “forest”, pond, Japanese garden, European garden, etc.
Even a swampy grove of fat bald cypresses with tremendous knees.
There’s some paths that just disappear into the trees, like go ahead, wander off the path. That’s refreshing because I am often like, can I step off the path please? And what delightful mushrooms this time of year too! You pay a little yen to get in but you get a lot and it’s very spacious. I look at these pictures and I remember how hot and humid it is at the time of year when I’m taking these photos, late June 2009. Right now it’s 42C and blustery in Brooklyn.
The gallery photos are small and I wanted to highlight these, my favorite treasures from Shinjuku Gyoen.