Attraction 2-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 151-0052, Japan Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Yoyogi Park is special ?
Yoyogi Park (代々木公園, Yoyogi Kōen) is one of Tokyo's largest city parks, featuring wide lawns, ponds and forested areas. It is a great place for jogging, picnicking and other outdoor activities.
Although Yoyogi Park has relatively few cherry trees compared to other sites in Tokyo, it makes a nice cherry blossom viewing spot in spring. Furthermore, it is known for its ginko tree forest, which turns intensely golden in autumn.
Before becoming a city park in 1967, the area where Yoyogi Park is located served as the site of the Olympic Village for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and before that, as a residential area for US military personnel.
What to explore at Yoyogi Park?
The north side is a lush sprawl of trees and greenery where city slickers can take a break from the crush or let their pets roam free at the dog run. The south side has an event plaza and open-air stage that hosts many of Tokyo’s larger festivals, including the annual Earth Day, Thai Festival and One Love Jamaica.Yoyogi Park has a mellower side that's also worth exploring — areas to the north and west, past the fountain pond and central field. There's a cycling center (81-(0)3-3465-6855) northwest of the central field that rents bikes, including tandems, for just a few hundred yen (you're not supposed to go off the path, which is long and lovely) and a snack hut with tables that sells ice cream and beer. There is also a little dog run, so you're bound to see at least a few terriers decked out in rhinestones and denim or chihuahuas dressed like cheerleaders.
How to get to Yoyogi Park?
Yoyogi Park is a 5 minute walk from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line. It is located next to Meiji Shrine.
- Great place to get away from the bustle of Harajuku”
- Color of Autumn
- One of the most beautiful parks
- Quiet tranquil setting
- Where Tokyo lets it's hair down
2-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 151-0052, Japan
Tips for you
This is a beautiful walk and I really recommend that anyone near Shibuya take time to walk through. Depending on how fast you walk, you can get through it in less than an hour AND the exit is right at Harajuku where you can feast on all the color/costumes/craziness that come with it.
Sit by the lake and wait for people to come by