Chilling at Yoyogi Park, Running into Shibuya Madness

Located by Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park is one of the most popular Tokyo destinations. At the weekends, especially on Sundays, it becomes a true melting pot with cosplayers, martial art enthusiasts, rockabillies, comedians, dog owners and many other people gathering. In spring, people visit the park to admire the cherry blossom during hanami; in autumn, they return for momijigari, enjoying leaves changing colors.

Peace is really close to madness if you walk a bit and get to the very center of Shibuya district. The main attraction there is people, no more, no less (really, no less), passing by through the super famous X shaped street crossing. Of course, you can’t leave missing a photo with the greatest Shibuya star, the statue of Hachikō, the Akita dog remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following his death.

Yoyogi Park

Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonochō, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 151-0052. Google Maps 👉

Access: Yoyogi-Koen Station (Subway Chiyoda Line), Yoyogi-Hachiman Station (Odakyu Line), Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line), Meiji-Jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station (Subway Chiyoda Line, Fukutoshin Line).

Opening hours: Every day, open 24 hours.

Price: Free entrance.

Hachikō statue

Address: 1 Chome-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043. Google Maps 👉

Access: Shibuya Station (Subway Fukutoshin Line, Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line / JR Saikyo Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Tokyu-Den-entoshi Line, Tokyo-Toyoko Line, Yamanote Line / Keio-Inokashira Line).

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