For all of its hustle and bustle, Shinjuku is still one of the best places in the city to get some fresh air as it’s home to some of Tokyo’s finest parks. Shinjuku Central Park, in particular, now boasts a brand new wellness centre with a stunning yoga studio and bouldering gym for Tokyoites to incorporate into their fitness routines.
The new facility, called Parkers Tokyo, is a two-storey building surrounded by the park’s greenery. It was established to serve as a community centre for urbanites looking to adopt an active lifestyle. Aside from yoga and bouldering, Parkers Tokyo also offers a restaurant and a Starbucks for those keen to fuel up while spending time at the park.
Parker Tokyo’s indoor yoga studio is easily one of its best features as the space boasts a wide picture window overlooking the park’s scenery. There is also an adjoining terrace where classes can be held outdoors when the weather’s right.
As for the bouldering gym, there are different walls of different heights catering to both adults and kids with varying levels of experience. You can borrow everything you need from yoga mats to climbing shoes so you need only arrive in comfortable clothes. Aside from yoga and bouldering, there is a team of instructors who regularly lead guided sessions in the park for slacklining, jogging and Nordic walking.
The best part is, you can either sign up for a membership or pay per use. If you see yourself swinging by regularly, membership plans are ¥8,800 a month for unlimited weekday sessions or ¥9,900 for unlimited sessions all day, any day. Alternatively, you can opt to pay a fee for each session, starting from ¥1,000 for bouldering and ¥3,000 for yoga.
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