Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi is the park that draws them all

Whether you're interested in seeing one of Japan's most impressive shrines, want to take a walk in the woods or just relax and do some people watching, a day at Yoyogi Park should be part of your trip to Tokyo . Yoyogi is an event magnet, too, so you're likely to find crowds of folks having fun on a major scale.

Don't Miss

  • Visiting during early spring to see Yoyogi in all its cherry blossom glory
  • Watching the famous rockabilly dancers perform on the weekends

Quick Facts

The Yoyogi National Gymnasium was created for the 1964 Olympics

There's an observation deck with great views of the park's forested area

How to Get There

The park is close to several train stations.

The quickest ways to get to Yoyogi Park are via Yoyogi or Harajuku stations on the JR Yamanote Line, or Meiji-Jingumae Station on the Metro Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines.

Olympic past, sporty present

Before becoming a city park in 1967, the Yoyogi Park area was the site of the Olympic Village during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. There are plenty of places to jog and cycle in the park, and local residents take full advantage.

Hanami party central

Though it may not have the most cherry trees in Tokyo , Yoyogi Park does have hundreds of them, and in the spring there's one big communal party going on for as long as the trees are in bloom.

Plenty of territory to cover

Yoyogi is one of the biggest parks in Tokyo , featuring wide-open lawns for picnics and several gorgeous bodies of water. It's also near a number of Harajuku hotspots, including Takeshita Street, Meiji-jingu Shrine and NHK Studios .

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