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Yoyogi Park’s 50th anniversary events


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  • 50th anniversary events
    Rediscover the charm of Yoyogi Park

    28 – 29 October 2017
    Yoyogi Park

    Yoyogi Park, lying next to the Meiji-jingu shrine and close to Harajuku, was opened to the public half a century ago in 1967. Previously, the site had been a military training ground since the 1910s, then the US Army’s housing complex “Washington Heights” following the world war, and finally, the Olympic Village for athletes at the time of the first Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964.

    Today Yoyogi Park is a green oasis for Tokyoites and a venue for a variety of events and festivals held throughout the year.

    代々木公園 50周年記念イベント (amuzen article)
    © Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yoyogi Park, special two-day events will take place on the last weekend of this October.

    Editor’s picks

    ◆ Concerts

    Free concerts given by full orchestras on the lawn to celebrate Yoyogi Park’s 50th anniversary and the 15th NHK Music Festival. To be canceled in case of rain.

    Concert for kids

    【date and time】 28 October (Sat) 2:30 – 3:40 pm
    【place】 Central plaza (“Chuo-hiroba” 中央広場)
    【music】 Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

    N-kyo Picnic Concert 2017
    【Date and time】 October 29th (Sun) 2:30 – 3:45 pm
    【place】 Central plaza (“chuo-hiroba” 中央広場)
    【music】 NHK Symphony Orchestra

    ◆ Yoyogi Marché

    A market with some 20 stalls selling fresh local produce from Tokyo, and food and drink using it.
    【date and time】 28 & 29 October (Sat & Sun) 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    【place】 Near the Central plaza fountain

    ◆ Hikari Art

    About 5,000 candles will be lit to create an art of light for an autumn evening.
    【date and time】 28 October (Sat) 5 – 8:30 pm
    【place】 Near Harajuku Gate
    *to be postponed to the 29th (Sun) in case of rain; to be cancelled in it rains again on the 29th

    ◆ Feel the sky

    Feel the sky at this memorable place where a Japanese pilot flew an airplane for the first time in 1910.
    【Date and time】 28 & 29 October (Sat & Sun)
    【place】 Near the Central plaza fountain
    【events】 Workshop and flight experience in a hot air balloon, a hang glider and a paraglider (some events require prior reservation; details on Yoyogi Park’s Japanese website)

    代々木公園 50周年記念イベント (amuzen article)
    代々木公園 50周年記念イベント (amuzen article)
    photos ©Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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