Yoyogi Park 代々木公園
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.
- Visiting during early spring to see Yoyogi in all its cherry blossom glory
- Watching the famous rockabilly dancers perform on the weekends
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.