Yoyogi Park is a park in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. It is the fifth largest park in Tokyo in terms of area, which covers 540,000 sq. meters. The park is divided into District A and District B: District A is a forest area, whereas District B houses sporting facilities such as an athletics stadium and baseball stadium. The trees in the park range from 15 to 30m tall, there are 3 fountains and ponds, thus, you can enjoy nature anytime.
In spring you can see cherry blossoms, azaleas and magnolias in bloom. Apart from flower viewing, you can also see spot bill ducks. In addition, you can see myrtle and wild ginger in summer. You can also spot beautiful fallen leaves and gingko trees in autumn, and narcissus and plum flowers in winter. In wintertime, hanging ropes are set up around the trees, so they won't break under the weight of snow. Various events are held at the park throughout the year, so you can come anytime; there will always be something interesting.
Bike rentals are available at the park; you can use the bike course that runs around the Central Square. There are various types of bicycles available: there are parent-child bicycles with a special cabin for a child or couple, which allows you to ride in tandem. Food stalls are everywhere, so you can have a light snack anytime.
Train: 3 minutes from Harajuku Station on JR Line. 3 minutes from Meiji-jingu station on Fukutoshin Line/Chiyoda Line or Yoyogi-koen station on Chiyoda line.
Car: Yoyogi exit on line 4 of Metropolitan Expressway. Parking for 65 vehicles is available. The fee is 400 yen for 1 hour, after that a 200-yen surcharge is applied every 30 minutes.
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Description: Yoyogi Park
|Sights||Yoyogi Park (代々木公園)|
Kamizono-cho, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 03-3469-6081|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)|