is located in Shibuya Ward just
south of Shinjuku Station. It is
served by Yamanote and Chuo-Sobu
Lines of East Japan Railway Company,
and Toei Oedo Line of Tokyo Metropolitan
Bureau of Transportation.
between the Yamanote and Chuo-Sobu
Lines are easy at Yoyogi Station
as the two single JR platforms stand
facing each other. There are three
exits to these platforms, the East
Exit, West Exit and North Exit.
The West and North Exits have easy
access to the Oedo Line. The Oedo
Line has just one platform with
lines on either side.
adjacent to Yoyogi Station is Yoyogi
Park (Yoyogi Koen), one of the largest
parks in Tokyo . A vast expanse
of grass and trees, Yoyogi Park
is a popular place for jogging,
picnicking, gathering to play music,
practicing martial arts, or for
practically any other outdoor activity.
There are cycling paths with free
bicycle rentals for children, fountains,
ponds, eating places, and seating
facilities where you can just sit
and enjoy the beauty of the place
and get away from it all.
Park covers an area of over half
a million square meters and has
over 15,300 trees, 92,500 shrubs and
200,700 square meters of grass.
Unlike most other parks of Tokyo
, the flora of Yoyogi is very luxuriant
and it looks more like a forest
than a park. Although there are
not as many cherry trees here as
there are in other parks, Yoyogi
still attracts thousands of people
in April to admire the magnificent
cherry blossoms. There are crowds
in autumn as well, when people come
to see the beauty of the ginko trees
that turn intensively golden during
Yoyogi became a park in 1967, the
site was several other things. It
was the site of the first successful
powered aircraft flight in Japan
on December 19, 1910, after which
it became an army parade ground.
During the occupation after World
War II, a housing complex for the
American military personnel called
Washington Heights stood here. Then
in the early 1960's the place was
developed for the Olympic Village,
and the National Stadium was built
for Tokyo 's 1964 Olympic Games.
National Stadium was built for the
1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo . Designed
by Kenzo Tange, the stadium, located
inside Yoyogi Park , is famous for
its suspension roof and futuristic
tent-like design. It can seat 10,500
people. During the Olympic Games,
the swimming and diving events were
held here. Today the stadium, now
primarily used for ice-hockey and
basketball games, remains one of
the most prominent landmarks of
Park is located next to Yoyogi Park
. It is the part of NHK Broadcasting
Center (headquarters of Japan 's
television and radio broadcaster)
that is open to the public. Here
visitors are given a chance to see
behind-the-scenes of NHK Broadcasting.
NHK Studio Park , visitors can see
how popular television programs
are recorded and broadcasted. Visitors
are also introduced to broadcasting
technologies such as dubbing, graphics
and 3-D images. The history of Japanese
broadcasting is narrated and information
on past television programs and
announcers is given. There is also
a small studio theme park with various
attractions where visitors can try
their hand at announcing or acting.
A small gift shop sells TV-themed
T-shirts and other Japanese novelties
to be bought and taken home as souvenirs.
There is a small admission fee at
NHK Studio Park.