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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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Yoyogi Park (Yoyogi Koen) is with 54.1 hectares one of the largest public parks in Tokyo. The park is located near Harajuku Station and next to the famous Meiji Jingu Shrine. The mixture of ponds, wide lawns, bike paths, picnic areas, cycle rentals, many sports facilities and a huge number of trees makes it a very popular spot for locals and tourists. In the end of March and beginning of April the park is full with thousands of people during the cherry blossom season (Hanami) to enjoy the scenery. My tip: Plan a visit on a Sunday at the park's east side entrance. You will be surprised of the mixture of people on that day. Cosplayers, Japanese rock music fans, dance groups and artists will show you a different wilder side of Japan.

  • 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


Yoyogi Park was in the beginning of 20th century a parade ground for the Japanese army. After World War 2 the park became the residential area for US officers also known as the - Washington Heights - during the occupation of Japan. 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


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


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)


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.


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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