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pltropbrad


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2019-11-01)
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canada77


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2012-12-24)
  • A huge park where you can read a book, play frisbee, or watch other people enjoying their free time. One of my favorite places in Tokyo!
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irrompible


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2010-04-04)
  • Awesome slice of nature in the middle of the concrete jungle. The weekends can be quite crowded with expats and Japanese having picnics and playing around. Very tranquil during the week, a great place to stroll if you need a quick break from the city.
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gab.ienna


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2009-07-24)
  • This is by far my favorite in Tokyo. There is a walking trail for those of us who like sightseeing, a large area of greens complete with fountains for those who like to tan, read, play sports, or watch others play sports, and and area that usually is home to a festival. Most weekends there is a themed festival going on complete with live music, great food and drink, and little stalls selling various kinds of knick knacks. On weekends, this is a must visit.
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Gabriela


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2009-05-13)
  • I went to Yoyogi Park on a Sunday, and was not disappointed. Early in the afternoon, it is a beautiful place to walk around and is quite a change from the consumer oriented atmosphere right across the bridge. I was particularly amused by the 'greasers' who dress like Americans from the 1950s with leather jackets and dance around to loud music. You'll find a huge number of people there--families relaxing and playing with their children, people playing soccer, school theatre groups rehearsing, and cosplayers. A very nice place to just laze away the afternoon.
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studebaker


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2008-11-17)
  • Yoyogi is Great! Whether it is the Harajuku cosplayers on the bridge next to the park, the Meiji Shrine with its history and tranquility or the dancing rockabillies or the various festivals that happen on the shibuya side, Yoyoko really has it all. In the spring, the park becomes a giant party under the cherry blossoms, and alcohol flows to fuel a crazy week long party to mark the beginning of spring after a cold winter. In the summer, the park is full of joggers, families, people playing sports and couples relaxing. The places is safe at night for people on their bikes or jogging too. At the north side of the park, there is an off lease dog area, with pens for large and small dogs. Even if you don't have a dog, go check it out to see the outrageous costumes some people dress their puppies in. In the fall, the park is a good place to view the autumn colors, but there aren't many maples. In the late spring, the Thai festival is a do-not-miss event, as is the Jamaica festival and the Indian festival. The far west side of the park houses a homeless tent area.
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zaou


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2008-10-07)
  • good place to go for a walk, a very giant park. inside there is also a musuem, vending machines, a giant field. in the lakes you can see turtles, fish, and insects. during the weekday, there is barely anybody there, except for at meiji jingu shrine.

    at the shrine, what's nice is that they have an english brochure and picture instructions above on how to correctly purify yourself before entering the shrine. you can view the grave (i believe it was) of the emperor/empress; can also buy souvenirs and those wooden charms to tie onto the wooden spools.
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cinnimon


  • Yoyogi park
  • (2008-08-03)
  • Yoyogi Park is amazing! It's really relaxing but don't go on a sunday because it's really crowded. In the park, you can rent bicycles and it's really cheap!
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faleelee


  • Favorite place in Tokyo
  • (2008-07-01)
  • Yoyogi park is an amazing place! It can be relaxing and quiet sometimes and then on Sunday it can be relaxing and loud and crazy!!! All at the same time. Sunday is my personal favorite day because you can see all sorts of circles and groups practicing dance or music or playing frisbee or baseball (I've also seen people training with lightsabers, tapdancing, meditating and just hopping in a line ~~~) it's a scenic park and there's a dog park and bike trail among other small attractions. Worth going, you'll love it!
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Arti383


  • Yoyogi Park on a Sunday
  • (2008-04-28)
  • I specify the day of the week because I’ve been there on other days and gotten a completely different experience. But on Sundays, Yoyogi Park is bustling with Japanese and non-Japanese shucking off their business and scholarly selves and having some good old fashioned fun.
    Speaking of old fashioned, check out the dancers on the walkway into the park. One group features leather jackets, loud music, and extremely styled hair?these are the kids your grandparents warned your parents about in the middle of the last century. Another sported poodle skirts, cute swing dancing moves, and probably are composed of those your grandparents wanted your parents to be.
    As Yoyogi Park is near Harajuku Station, the area around its entrance also features cos-players strutting their stuff. Look for Goths, Little Bo Peep look-alikes, and all kinds of characters. Go ahead, ask to take your picture with them; they’ll love it. And those guys with signs offering free hugs? Not too many people accept so walk up to them and make their lives by showing them a little love; you may be the best memory of their lives (especially is you’re a pretty girl).
    Do you want to really make your day in the park perfect? Buy some Baby Castehlas or Octopus Balls (I recommend the Castehlas myself) outside the park and eat them while lying on the grass or on your handy Leisure Mat. But take care to remember how you got to your spot?the park is large and convoluted enough that you may not find your way out without getting lost a few times. And if you’re trying to meet a friend in the park, ask them to come out and meet you to avoid wasting time on an informal tour of its grounds.
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Kel


  • Autumn colours, carpets of Winter
  • (2008-01-21)
  • Have been returning to Yoyogi park during the weekends to unwind and be with nature since my last review (see previous review). The park never fails to surprise me with its myriad of colours in autumn and the cold shadows of winter. The yellow leaves that once crowned the trees are now carpeting the ground and are already turning brown. Along the main path you notice leaves dancing in the wind and over an air vent probably leading from the underground metro. The view from across the lake is different... it reminds one of the gloominess of the winter cold like in Narnia absent the white snow. Park goers still pack the area but its noticeably less crowded. Dogs and their walkers colour the park with doggie winter wear. I ventured further into the park in the cold... no more picnic lunches for me... and came across two enclosures for dogs to run and play freely with other canines. One enclosure is for mini/small dogs and the other for medium to large canines. You can enter even if you don't bring a dog. The bleakness of Yoyogi winter melts when the playful dogs run around your feet and play catch with you, though dog owners can get a wee bit suspicious that you might be a doggie-knapper!
    The other park visitors are the same - joggers, strolling couples, tourists, drummer musicians, groups playing frisbee and family with tiny todds running around the field enjoying the fresh air and open space.
    Yoyogi park still charms in winter.
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Kel


  • Yoyogi Park
  • (2007-10-31)
  • A nice and quiet park in Shibuya. If you want to relax and take a nice stroll in the greens this is the place to go! I walked from Shibuya station to Yoyogi Park with packed lunch from the Tokyo Food (basement). Its a nice place to sit and eat especially in front of the two large central fountains found inside the park. The only noise you may hear are the crows! Large black crows flying around and bathing in the water... so beware if you sit beneath a tree of bird poopoo! The park was scattered with people sitting on the lawns enjoying a nice afternoon of sun and wind. There are dog walkers and also little children running around. Nearer the park entrance teenagers and other groups gather to rehearse what looked like skits for a performance?? Not sure where and when they eventually perform, but its fun to watch. You can also see many couples strolling the park (sparks) and photogs and artists trying to capture natures colours (some yellow and red leaves at this time - 31st Oct 2007). If u do have a picnic or lunch or drinks not to worry about where to trash your trash. There are many trash bins around where you can dispose of the various trash like combustables or non-combustables and bottles etc. After a visit to the park you can make your way to the Meiji shrine which is just next to the park or head to Harajuku land to stroll the street of Takeshita Dori!
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