Outdoor / Nature

Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

6 May 2015

Yoyogi Park is a big park near Harajuku Station in Tokyo.

There are no admission fees and the park generally emanates a vibrant energy, with people engaged in all sorts of activities in the park.

Off the top of my head, I recall seeing people playing badminton, frisbees, skipping, dancing and singing. There was even this guy that was performing using instruments he made by himself! I’ve also seen people dressed up in full lolita outfits having a tea party in Yoyogi Park lol.

Needless to say, when sakura season rolls around, the park explodes with hanami party-goers!

Some of the activities going on:

Playing frisbee in business shirt, pants and a tie? That’s nothing unusual in Yoyogi Park.

A mini concert

The park is generally lively (or rowdy, depending on how you see it), but as it is very big, if you explore deep enough, you can find spots of peaceful beauty:

There are also areas with nothing much at all:

I dropped by Yoyogi Park to experience a different kind of cherry blossoms viewing after Meguro River, and the place lived up to expectations (in that it was different).

I was craving crepe, so I walked over to Harajuku after Yoyogi Park, hehe.

In case you didn’t know, the representative food of Harajuku is crepe (there are only about a billion crepe shops in Harajuku lol), and anyone who visits should definitely have one!

It was a fulfilling day indeed!


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