Amazing park with plenty of room. Remember to bring something to sit on and ejoy the surroundings.
Steps away from Harajuku and Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park is a really fun detour, especially on Sundays when the rockabillies and teenagers come out to play. Some of the best photos and videos I took during our Tokyo vacation were in this park. The Rockabilly group performs to oldies, and if you're lucky you'll get to pet their unofficial mascot, a french bulldog who wears a satin jacket. Street vendors dish out inexpensive treats for you to nibble on as you're entertained by the variety of people who pass through this park. A most excellent way to rest your feet.
A large and interesting park in the city near Harajuku train station where club meetings and dance rehearsals are being held besides the regular picnics. We spent hours at the park. This was the view where we were seated; taking in the colours of autumn...simple yet rich pleasures of life. On our walk back to the station, we chanced upon some Cosplay kids, costumed fans of Japanese manga and anime characters hanging out on the Harajuku bridge. We had a lovely afternoon experiencing simple nature & non threatening self-expression of Cosplay.
One of the biggest parks in all of Japan attracts a wide array of people such as dog owners, bongo drummers, joggers, cyclists, musicians, and artists all enjoying their various intrests. Sundays are the best days to go when the park sees the most traffic. There are countless festivals and events. The spring and summer are usually more international and occasionally earth and environmental events and often cheap flea markets. It’s also advisable to buy drinks and snacks outside the park as vendors inside charge more.
Yoyogi Park is the epicenter of Tokyo's campy, glam, costumey fashion culture. Yessiree boys and girls, this is the spot from which Gwen Stefani herself lifted her Harajuku Girls. Statue people, street musicians, fortune tellers and all the usual cast of busker characters line the cobblestones here alongside cat girls, zombies, maids, and enough Hello Kitty apparel to open up a Sanrio store. Keep your cameraphone tucked in your pocket. If someone wants to take a photograph with you, they'll let you know.
Only in Japan does self-expression happen in such a structured and ordered way... Sundays are when the city rips off its straitjacket of convention and kids of all ages take to the park to pay homage to being rebels without a cause or, more amusingly, their take on Elvis Presley. A huge number also come bedecked in outfits inspired by Manga animation - a virtual cult in these parts. Unmissable and occasionally surreal.