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The central neighborhood of two Tokyo Olympic Games

The Yoyogi area in central Tokyo is best-known today for its eponymous Yoyogi Park, which sprawls across downtown Tokyo, sandwiched between the lively Shinjuku, Shibuya and Omotesando-Harajuku districts. The park, which opened in 1967, is today a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in spring, experiences the cinematic autumn leaves phenomena in fall, and is home to Meiji Jingu, one of Tokyo’s most significant Shinto shrines, which deifies the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken.

Where Sport, Nature and History Unite

Walking down the streets of Yoyogi in central Tokyo, one can’t help but notice the many hats the neighborhood wears: it houses vast, beautiful parks, numerous landmarks; it has served as a historical area for Tokyo’s thriving youth culture, and it has been a two-time Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games central hub. It also brings people together through various international venues, uniting cultures, traditions and cuisines. The wide Yoyogi area is a place that continues to evolve, always keeping its visitors entertained regardless of the reason they’re there.

Former 'City Cast' Volunteer on What We All Gained from the Tokyo 2020 Games

One of the grandest rewards of tourism is communicating with the local people. But while we often perceive “valuable communication” as a memorable verbal exchange, at times, it could take other, more subtle, or indirect forms of expression — the thoughtfulness in welcoming others, the attention to detail, the willingness to do everything in their power to help travelers create wonderful memories during their stay — or a simple smile that goes a long way. In some countries like Japan, this approach to hospitality has long been a part of their local culture.

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The main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Games
Akagi-jinja Shrine
Shrine with a worship hall redesigned by Kengo Kuma
Enjoy crepes and sweets at the birthplace of Kawaii culture
Universal Design Taxi
Taxis that make Tokyo more accessible for all
Shinjyuku Kappou NAKAJIMA
A restaurant that offers traditional and modern cuisine
Yoyogi National Stadium
A venue that has hosted two Olympic & Paralympic Games
Japan Olympic Museum
The base for the Japanese Olympic movement
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
A shopping complex with an impressive mirror entrance
Haru-no-Ogawa Community Park Toilet
A glass-walled toilet that is accessible for all
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Tokyo 2020 Games table tennis venue
Meiji Jingu
Shrine with Japan's largest wooden Myojin torii gate
SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama
Designed by world-famous architect Kengo Kuma
Tokyo Metro Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi installed in Tokyo Metro stations