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Events at Yoyogi Park

Blue Cave illumination in Shibuya

2017.11.22(Wed) - 12.31(Sun) / Daily 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Free entrance

When it debuted in Nakameguro in 2014, the Blue Grotto Illumination attracted a large number of visitors.
Since 2016, this winter illumination event, in which trees and surroundings are bathed in quiet beauty by some 550,000 blue LED lights, has been held in Shibuya.
Around 800 meters long, it can be experienced along the way from Shibuya Koen Street to Yoyogi Park.

Yoyogi Park keyaki trees street

Oedo Antique Market

2017.12.9(Sat), 2018.1.28(Sun), 2018.2.25(Sun), 2018.6.10(Sun) / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free entrance

Usually held in front of the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho, the Oedo Antique Market also makes its way over to Tokyo’s west side on specific dates.
With around 180 dealers, a variety of antiques can be found: from handmade Japanese ceramics and paintings, to specialized utensils used in the tea ceremony, and even Showa era (1926-1989) tin toys.
Beyond this, there are also usually a fair variety of anime and manga collectables for sale as well.

History of Yoyogi Park

Currently one of the largest parks in Tokyo, the area Yoyogi Park comprises was once a training field for the Imperial Japanese Army (1871 - 1945).

In 1910, it was also where the airplane flew for the first time in Japan, and you can even see a monument commemorating the occasion in the park.

After Japan’s defeat in World War II, the area became known as Washington Heights and home to US military facilities.

When the Tokyo Olympic Games were held in 1964, facilities were built in Yoyogi Park to house athletes from abroad.

After the Olympics came to a close, Yoyogi Park was reopened in its present arrangement in 1967.

aerial view of Shinjuku and Shibuya districts with famous Yoyogi Park

Currently the site of Yoyogi Park is 540,529 sqm (54 ha / 134 acres), or about 27 times the size of Tokyo Dome.

It is the fifth largest park in Central Tokyo after Kasai Rinkai Park (about 79 ha), Mizumoto Park (about 76 ha), Toneri Park (about 71 ha), and Hikarigaoka Park (about 60 ha).

Facilities of Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is divided into the A district on the north side where there is a fountain and small pond, and the B district on the south side where sports facilities and event halls are located.

Central Square

Here in the open space, many people come to practice musical instruments, theatrical performances, dance—and even flair bartending tricks.
Occasionally, music street performances are also conducted.
There are three fountains in the central pond, and it is lit up at night.

Fountain in Yoyogi Park

Observation Deck

There is a wooden pedestrian deck overlooking the park.

Observation Deck in Yoyogi Park

Keyaki Avenue

A number of keyaki trees (a kind of Japanese elm) are planted along the main street, letting you experience a typical Japanese landscape.

Red color changing leaves

Dog Park

Also in Yoyogi Park there is an area set aside for use as a dog run.
This is divided into three zones: one for ultra-small dogs, one for small and medium dogs, and one for medium and large dogs.

Signboard dog run activity at Yoyogi park

Bird Sanctuary

There are bird sanctuaries where a variety of birds can be observed.

Bird in Sakura(cherry blossom) in Yoyogi Park

Cycling Course

Also winding through an area of the park is a cycling course.
You can bring your own bicycle or rent one at the cycle center.
Tandem bicycles are also available.
A separate cycling course for infants is also available.
Business hours: 9:00-16:30 / Closed: Monday
Price: from 210 yen per hour

Take a tandem bicycle with family

Nike Basketball Court

There is an outdoor basketball court between the soccer field and the athletic field which was donated by Nike.
The court is popular especially with younger people, irrespective of nationality.

Basketball field to Yoyogi park

Emergency water supply facilities

In case of major disaster or emergency, access to clean water is maintained at the park.
Clean tap water would be offered free of charge in time of disaster.

Effective underground utilization

As evident from the sound emanating from ventilation openings around the park, the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line runs beneath Yoyogi Park.
There is also a train garage here, which stores up to eight trains at a time.
Since Japan is a small country, we are making effective use of the underground.

Soccer stadium plan

Aiming to boost Japan’s position as a competitive nation in the sport of soccer, the Tokyo metropolitan government plans to construct a soccer stadium in the area where there is currently a track stadium, soccer / hockey field and outdoor stage in the south of Yoyogi Park, with completion expected by 2025.

Access to Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is a 4 minute walk from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line or a 3 minute walk from Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line.

  • From Narita Airport (Terminal 1)

    Narita Airport (Terminal 1)
    Walk
    Narita Airport Terminal Sta.
    73 min : Keisei Narita Airport Access-Limited-Express Line (For Haneda Airport)
    Shinagawa Sta.
    18 min : JR Yamanote Line
    Harajuku Sta.
    3 min : Walk
    Yoyogi Park
  • From Narita Airport (Terminal 2, Terminal 3)

    Narita Airport (Terminal 3)
    5 min : Terminal Connection Bus
    Narita Airport (Terminal 2)
    Walk
    Airport Terminal 2 Sta.
    71 min : Keisei Narita Airport Access-Limited-Express Line (For Haneda Airport)
    Shinagawa Sta.
    18 min : JR Yamanote Line
    Harajuku Sta.
    3 min : Walk
    Yoyogi Park
  • From Haneda Airport

    Haneda Airport
    Walk
    Airport Terminal 2 Sta.
    13 min : Keikyu Airport Line limited express
    Shinagawa Sta.
    18 min : JR Yamanote Line
    Harajuku Sta.
    3 min : Walk
    Yoyogi Park
  • From Tokyo sta.,Shibuya sta.

    Tokyo Sta.
    17 min : JR Yamanote Line
    Shibuya Sta.
    1 min : JR Yamanote Line
    Harajuku Sta.
    3 min : Walk
    Yoyogi Park
  • From Asakusa sta.,Ginza sta.

    Asakusa Sta.
    18 min : Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line
    Ginza Sta.
    14 min : Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line
    Omotesando Sta.
    2 min : Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Sta.
    2 min : Walk
    Yoyogi Park
  • From Ikebukuro sta.,Shinjuku sta.

    Ikebukuro Sta.
    10 min : JR Yamanote Line
    Shinjuku Sta.
    4 min : JR Yamanote Line
    Harajuku Sta.
    3 min : Walk
    Yoyogi Park
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Description

Yoyogi Park is the fifth largest among the Tokyo municipal parks within the 23 wards of central Tokyo, and many families and couples, regardless of age, visit the place during the weekends. The trees that were still young when the park opened have grown fully today, and a third of the park grounds is now covered with a dense green forest. The central field is wide open and covered with green grass. The three large and small fountains provide a wonderful water attraction too. A bird sanctuary (a natural reserve for wild birds) where visitors can watch various wild birds, as well as an observation deck, are also situated within the park. At the cycling center, bicycles are available for rent, and visitors can go around the cycling course in the park. The bicycles are not just for adults and children as there are tandem bicycles for two people, such as couples and families. The park is a three-minute walk from the JR Harajuku station.

Location Information

  • Address

    2-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0052

  • Nearest Station
    Harajuku Station
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    3 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    03-3469-6081

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.