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  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park Live Concert

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park With The NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building In The Background

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park Treasure Museum Sign

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park Treasure Museum

  • Tokyo Yoyogi Park Treasure Museum

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Facts & Figures

Yoyogi Park (Yoyogi Koen) is one of the largest public parks in Tokyo, near Harajuku Station. The mixture of ponds, wide lawns and a huge number of trees makes it a very popular spot for locals and tourists. During cherry blossom season (Hanami) the park is full with people enjoying the scenery.

  • Yoyogi Park
  • Opening Hours - 5:00 am to 8:00 pm – May till mid October
  • Opening Hours - 5:00 am to 5:00 pm – mid October till April
  • Admission Fee - free

History

During the Olympic Games In Tokyo (1964) the Yoyogi area was used for the main athletes village and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. The Yoyogi area was transformed into an city park in 1967. It is forming together with the Meiji Jingu Shrine one of the largest park areas in Tokyo.

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Yoyogi Park is located in the Harajuku district within Shibuya-ku (ward) in Tokyo.

How to get to Yoyogi Park?

  • Harajuku Station is served by JR Yamanote Line
  • 5min from Harajuku Station to Yoyogi Park
  • Meijijingu-mae Subway Station is connected by Fukutoshin Subway Line and
  • Chiyoda Subway Line
  • 5min from Meijijingu-mae Subway Station to Yoyogi Park

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Treasure Museum (Homotsuden Honkan) - artifacts from Emperor Meiji (1852 - 1912) and Empress Shoken (1849 - 1914) are on display

Nearby:

Yoyogi Stadium - built for the Olympic Games in 1964

Harajuku Bridge - on Sunday's Harajuku girls wear crazy customs (cosplay) there

Nezu Museum - personal collection of Nezu Kaichiro (1860 - 1940), more than 7400 objects (paintings, sculptures etc..) are on display

Omotesando - Omotesando is one of Tokyo's most famous shopping districts

Omotesando Hills - shopping paradise combined with great architecture from Tadao Ando

Takeshita Street / Dori - hotspot for trendy teenager fashion

Togo Shrine (Togo-jinja) - dedicated to Togo Heihachiro (Fleet Admiral, 1848 - 1934), constructed in 1940

Kiddy Land - one of the best toy stores in Tokyo with a great selection of products

Oriental Bazaar - biggest art and antiques store in Tokyo

MoMA Design Store - Museum of Modern Art's first retail store located outside of the US

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

March

Saint Patrick's Day Festival (17th)
The largest Saint Patrick's Day parade in Asia is held in Omotesando. Enjoy a Guinness beer and watch Irish bands, cheerleaders and great historical costumes.

August

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi (end of August)
This is the largest yosakoi dance festival in Tokyo. Enjoy 2 days of music and watch the performances of 99 teams and 6000 dancers.

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