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Yoyogi Park

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Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is located near Harajuku Station and Meiji Jingu Shrine in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. It is a fairly large park in Tokyo. In Yoyogi Park, you can enjoy cherry blossoms and maple leaves, and also participate in various sports and activities. Any season is worthy of visiting. When you have the opportunity to come around Harajuku, don't forget to come to Yoyogi Park to experience the unique atmosphere here while shopping, and it will definitely bring you the most relaxing memories of the journey.

In addition to the vast turf and pool, the park will also show different beautiful scenery as the seasons change, such as cherry blossom and red leaves. No matter which season you visit, it is quite worthwhile, and you can appreciate its unique charm and atmosphere. In addition to being a viewing spot for cherry blossoms and red leaves, in Yoyogi Park, you can also often see a lot of sports exercises such as jogging, football, and practices such as clubs and performance activities. It is quite lively and can be felt full of youthful vitality.

In the past, Yoyogi Park served as an airport for the Japanese Army. Japan's first plane took off from here in 1910, during which it was used as an army training ground and housed the Washington Heights barracks for U.S. officers; it was used as an Olympic facility at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and was used as a residence for Olympic athletes. The district was not converted into a park until 1967. At the time, in order to complete the comprehensive development of the Olympic complex, architect Kenzo Tange built a gymnasium in Yoyogi Park. The modern design of the interior and exterior of the building was perfectly transmitted with curves, which is quite special. In the gymnasium, there are many types of sports facilities, such as additional space for swimming pools and basketball courts, which is a good place for locals to relax and exercise.

On the south side of Yoyogi Park, there is a space mainly for performances. Especially in the summer, various international cultural exchange activities will be held. It can be seen that people from different fields gather together to share their opinions and ideas, which is quite interesting.
In Yoyogi Park, international cultural festivals such as Thailand Festival, Sri Lanka Festival and Jamaica Festival are also regularly held. During the event, you can conduct cultural exchanges with people from various countries, taste local unique foods, buy local specialty products, and watch unique traditional performances. There are many opportunities to join the parties of the local, make new friends, and have a cultural exchange.

In addition to the red leaves, Yoyogi Park in spring is also quite attractive! As the weather gradually becomes warmer, the flowers bloom, and you can see the beautiful scenery of the cherry blossoms here, attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world to watch every year. If you are planning to come to Tokyo for cherry blossom viewing during the cherry blossom season, you must not miss it. There are more than 600 cherry trees in Yoyogi Park. Every time the cherry blossoms bloom, you can see the beautiful scenery covered by the sea of flowers in the park, which is quite spectacular. In addition, you can also participate in the spring festival in the Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy traditional dances, dramas, music performances, and participate in archery competitions wearing kimonos, and feel the vitality of spring.
Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Access: You can take JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station, take the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Yoyogi-koen Station or take the Odakyu Electric Railway to Yahata Station.


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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the address of Yoyogi Park?
    Yoyogi park is located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan, next to the Meiji Jingu Shrine and next to Japan’s largest NHK TV station. It provides residents in Tokyo with a wide lawn and various sports facilities. Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo.
  • Can I see cherry blossoms at Yoyogi Park in spring?
    Yoyogi park is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo. In addition to the cherry blossoms, you can also enjoy the beauty of blooming flowers such as Somei Yoshino, Omurasaki Kurume, Kirishima azalea, magnolia, dogwood, lily tree, rose and other flowers in spring.
  • Can I see maple leaves at Yoyogi Park in fall?
    Autumn Yoyogi Park is also a great place for viewing maples. Yoyogi Park not only has red maple leaves, but also golden ginkgo, as well as oyster worm, roses, and acorn. The beauty of Yoyogi Park in autumn attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to come specially this.
  • How to get to Yoyogi park by public transportation?
    Yoyogi park's address is 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo. You can take JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station, take the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Yoyogi-koen Station or take the Odakyu Electric Railway to Yahata Station.
  • Is Yoyogi park worth visiting?
    Yoyogi park is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo. Maple leaves and ginkgo can be viewed in autumn, and beautiful snow hangs in winter. Various flowers bloom in the park, such as crab myrtle, dogwood, sycamore, magnolia, mocco, bayberry, lily tree, oleracea, azaleas, and rose.
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