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Yoyogi-kōen information

Tokyo , Japan
Getting there
Train: JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku, Omote-sandō exit
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If it’s a sunny and warm weekend afternoon you can count on there being a crowd lazing around the large grassy expanse that is Yoyogi-kōen. You can also usually find revellers and noisemakers of all stripes, from hula-hoopers to African drum circles to a group of retro greasers dancing around a boom box. It’s an excellent place for a picnic and probably the only place in the city where you can reasonably toss a frisbee without fear of hitting someone. While you’re there, check out the nearby Yoyogi National Stadium , an early masterpiece by architect Tange Kenzō, built for the 1964 Olympics.