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also known as:
Yoyogi-Kōen
Address:
2-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 151-0052, Japan
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Attraction
Yoyogi Park is located next to Harajuku Station and is one of Tokyo's largest parks. Sundays in Yoyogi Park are famous for the dressed up teens (Harajuku style), rockabillies, live bands and street performers.
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Wikipedia - Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine as seen from above

Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, Japan located adjacent to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine in Shibuya.

Today, the park is a popular hangout, especially on Sundays, when it is used as a gathering place for people to play music, practice martial arts, etc. The park has a bike path, a public basketball court, and bicycle rentals are available. As a consequence of Japan's long recession, there are several large, but quiet and orderly, homeless camps around the park's periphery.
The Tokyo bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics included a new arena to be built west of the Yoyogi National Gymnasium for volleyball. It would have replaced an existing soccer field and athletic field, and would have remained after the Olympics as a multiple use venue.
Yoyogi Park has a fenced dog run, one of the few areas in Tokyo where dogs are allowed to be off leash. The dog run is located towards the western side of the park, inside the bicycle path, east of the parking lot at the western edge of the park. The ground is covered in wood chips, and the run is divided into three sections which are limited to dogs of different sizes (defined by weight) and contains a few benches. Only dog owners are permitted to enter this area.
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Wikitravel - Tokyo/Harajuku

Harajuku fashion in Yoyogi Park
Harajuku fashion in Yoyogi Park

For the young and fashionable teenager, spending time in Harajuku on the weekends is practically a necessity. Even older folks will want to visit the area, though, to see Meiji Jingu shrine and Yoyogi Park.

The broad, tree-lined avenue leading downhill from the southern end of the JR station is Omote-sandō, which leads to the upscale Aoyama district. The street is full of cafes and clothing stores. For teenagers, though, the place to be is Takeshita-dori, which is a bustling narrow street several blocks to the north.
Nearby Yoyogi Park was the site of the first successful powered aircraft flight in Japan, on December 19, 1910, by Captain Yoshitoshi Tokugawa, following which it became an army parade ground. During the postwar occupation, it was the site of the Washington Heights residence for U.S. officers. It later was selected as the site for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and the distinctive Olympic buildings designed by Kenzo Tange are still nearby. In 1967, it was made into a city park. Today, the park is a popular hangout, especially on Sundays, when it is used as a gathering place for people to play music, practice martial arts, etc. The park has a bike path, and bicycle rentals are available. As a consequence of Japan's long recession, there are several large, but surprisingly quiet and orderly, homeless camps around the park's periphery.
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