Station is located in
Tokyo's Shibuya Ward close to Yoyogi-hachiman
Station of Odakyu Odawara Line.
It lies on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
Line in between Meiji Jingumae and
close to Yoyogi-Koen Station is
the Yoyogi Campus of Tokai University.
Tokai University is a private university
established in 1943 by Shigeyoshi
Matsumae, formerly the Engineering
President of the Ministry of Communications.
The university mainly focuses on
the sciences and engineering, as
Shigeyoshi Matsumae believed that
"After the war, development and
the peaceful use of the science
and technology were necessary for
the development of Japan where the
resource was scarce". The other
departments, besides all the different
sciences and technologies, are the
Schools of Letters, Arts, Political
Science and Economics, Humanities
and Culture, and Law. Tokai University
is unique in Japan in the sense
that it refers to its faculties
as "schools". The university
also offers pilot training in cooperation
with All Nippon Airways.
Olympics Memorial Youth Center
ten minutes walk from Yoyogi-Koen
Station is the National Olympics
Memorial Youth Center, or the NYC.
The National Olympics Memorial Youth
Center is an independent educational
institution established in 1965
as a central domestic facility for
various educational and cultural
activities. It aims to promote healthy
development of young people by providing
them with the right environment.
Its activities include organization
of various training courses for
young people and promotion of cooperation
and links between institutions and
groups connected to youth education.
1991, the NYC undertook a complete
renovation of the facilities. These
facilities were originally converted
from the Olympic Village that was
built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics,
and had by then deteriorated. Besides
the center administrative building,
dormitories, a sports building,
and a cultural building with a large
and a small hall were also built.
Today, these facilities hold various
events and provide educational and
cultural activities appropriate
for the youth.
Shrine is a Shinto shrine located
on a hill a short walk from Yoyogi-Koen
Station. This shrine is a circular,
thatched Jomon house that has been
recreated to mark where people lived
4,500 years ago. Nestled in a grove
of trees, with its center open to
the air, the shrine has an atmosphere
of peace and quiet. The Yoyogi-Hachiman
Shrine is dedicated to Hachiman,
the god of war.