Nakamura Koen, or Nakamura Park, is a pleasant, shaded area with large trees, shrines and a central turtle pond. It’s located just a few blocks past the large red torii gate in the central shopping district of town. Just a few blocks walking time and you’ll approach the park’s entrance, where you can walk the loop of its grounds, observing gardens and chilling out to the tranquil sound of flowing water. With plenty of benches, this peaceful park is an excellent place for a picnic.
There’s also a gym and a bike racing track bordering the park. Additionally, the Nakamura Koen Cultural Plaza, on the park’s grounds, boasts a library and free museum that chronicles the neighbourhood’s history.
Address: 25 Chanoki Nakamuracho, Nakamura, Nagoya453-0053, Aichi Prefecture
Amy T. Granite, Ex-Nagoya explorer and now San Diego-based journalist and foodie. Check out more of Amy’s work on her blog here: