Yoyogi ParkFree: All time

Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, located adjacent to the Meiji Shrine in Shibuya. It’s one of the free parks in town. A lot other parks charge admission fee. Before becoming a city park, the site was an army ground with military barracks for U.S. officers during Allied occupation in Japan. It was also used for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Today, Yoyogi park remains a popular spot for locals. On Sundays, it is especially busy when it’s used as a gathering place for Japanese rock music fans. Although the park has relatively few cherry trees compared to other sites in Tokyo, it still makes a nice cherry blossom viewing spot in spring.

Address: 2-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Direction: Subway Chiyoda & Fukutoshin Lines to Meijijingumae Station; Train JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station
Phone: +81 3-3469-6081
Website: www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index039.html

Photo credit: Dick Johnson (Flickr CC), Llyod Morgan (Flickr CC), Guwashi999 (Flickr CC), Paul Pichota (Flickr CC)