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Yoyogi Park

Listed under Parks in Tokyo, Japan.

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The Meiji Shrine is on the wooded grounds of this quiet, green and leafy park. A pocket of serenity in the middle of busy Tokyo, Yoyogi isn’t manicured like many of Tokyo’s parks and gardens but looks like the kind of place you can have a bit of a run around in, or walk and sit on the grass – which you’re most welcome to do. Not all of the park is forest, there are grassy, picnic-y sections as well.

Sundays the park gets a bit livelier, as the meeting place for local musicians and marital arts groups. Some of them bring speaker systems so it can sound a bit like a battle of the bands. It’s also popular with cyclists and has a fenced in section where you’re allowed to take your dog off its leash – one of the few places in Tokyo un-tethered dogs are allowed.

For the ultimate contrast from the park and the shrine, you can exit the park by Harajuku Station a mass of commercial colour and youth culture

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

Other expert and press reviews

“Hairspray and beer in Tokyo”

For The Sydney Morning Herald First Published 2nd July, 2009 If you want to witness the true power of hairspray, take a stroll to Yoyogi Park in the heart of Tokyo on a Sunday. A short walk away from Harajuku Station, two dance groups face-off as they… Read more...

Written by press. Continue reading on smh.com.au

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