Tsuruma Park is one of the larger, centrally located parks in Nagoya. It’s a bit larger than Meijo Park. The park is famous for its cherry blossoms in April. Other attractions include a fountain, azalea gardens, the Nagoya City Assembly Hall, and a sports complex with some playing fields.
One could put together ~3 km of running within the park, including a ~2 km loop around the park’s perimeter. For a longer run, you could also include some of the paths of the adjacent Nagoya Institute of Technology. It’s not bucolic, but it’s a decent ‘off-road’ alternative. If you’d like to be adventurous, it’s about 4 km over to Meijo Park, which could make for a longer combination run.
- ~3 km of paths, including ~2 km around the perimeter
- Anywhere in park
- Train Access: Tsurumai Station -- Tsurumai or Chuo Lines