Yoyogi Park is the fifth largest in the metropolitan park in Tokyo’s 23 wards. Before the war it was an army facility, but after the war it became a dormitory site of the US military, in the Tokyo Olympic Games it was used as a athlete village and opened as a park in 1967. In the vast park of 540,000 square meters, more than 10,000 tall trees are prosperous and you can enjoy the natural scenery that transitions from season to season in the middle of the city. In 1991, three large and small fountains of 15 meters to 30 meters and water scenery facilities such as a water corridor were set up to enjoy the rich greenery and the elegant water landscape. There are also many sports facilities such as athletics field, soccer field, hockey field, cycling course, and you can enjoy various sports.
Yoyogi Park is divided into districts with forest parks across the road and districts with athletics stadiums and outdoor stages. The trees planted in the forest park at the time of opening are now abundantly prosperous, healing people visiting as a city oasis with the forest of the shrine of Meiji-jingu Shrine adjacent.
You can see Momiji and Camphor tree in the park, and you can also enjoy colorful flowers that blossom every season, such as cherry blossoms, roses, magnolia.
The pedestrian deck passing through when entering the park is 145 meters in length, 6 meters in width, 6 meters in height, from which you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Also, zelkova’s tree-lined avenue is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll.
There is a cycling course in Yoyogi Park, you can borrow a bicycle. Besides bicycles for adults and children, there are two-seater bicycles and you can do various ways of enjoying. You can borrow a bicycle by purchasing a voucher with a ticket vending machine and by applying at the reception desk. There is a practice range for small children, and you can enjoy cycling with parents and children.
At Yoyogi Park, various events are held. Among them, Yoyogi Park Flea Market boasts the largest scale in Tokyo. At the venue of approximately 10,000 square meters facing Namiki Street leading from Shibuya Koen line street, there are about 800 stores lined up, and a lot of people visit to find a bargain. Also, at Namiki street, bands, performers and comedians will perform at weekends and enjoy the bustle like a festival.
Yoyogi park located between Harajuku and Shibuya. The landscape of rich greenery and water spreads in the vast grounds and it heals visitors. A little away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is a perfect place to take a break.
Rich green Yoyogi Park is extremely popular
Yoyogi Park is a very huge park in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. In spite of being in the middle in big city Tokyo, rich green Yoyogi Park is extremely popular as a relaxation place of a citizen of Tokyo. Moreover, the event currently performed like every weekend, it is a popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo which not only local people but a tourist visits mostly.
Various people gather in Yoyogi Park
Various people, such as those who do a street performance, those who play music, and those who do practice of theater, gather in Yoyogi Park.
The charm of Yoyogi Park is that you can encounter a pleasant thing while only taking a walk. It is one of the recommended spots which can be enjoyed for free in Tokyo.
You can spend a relaxing time with picnic sheet
Speaking of Yoyogi Park, the nature is also charm point.
There is a large lawn, a big fountain, and also a space just like woods. That’s very comfortable that you can spend a relaxing time with picnic sheet on the lawn space inside the park.
Famous place of a cherry tree
Yoyogi Park is also a famous place of a cherry tree. In quest of a cherry tree in full bloom, many people will visit Yoyogi Park in April. Much delicious food sells at the surrounding store. When you buy takeout food and eat it in the park, it would be possible to taste gusto different from usual. You can enjoy a sense of space there.
Grand Shinto shrine will appear
Moreover, the Meiji-jingu Shrine is in Yoyogi Park. If you walk along a sacred approach, a grand Shinto shrine will appear.
In addition, Harajuku which is the place of dispatch of fashion is immediately near Yoyogi Park. You arrive there in about 5 minutes on foot from an entrance way on the Harajuku side of Yoyogi Park.
How about dropping in by all means when you come to Tokyo?
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|Address:||Yoyogikamizonocho 2-1 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052 Japan|
|Access:||JR Yamanote-sen Line “Harajuku-eki Station” (3 minutes walk)|