Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu for Kids
At long last, warm weather has arrived, which means more playtime in Tokyo’s parks — from your scrappy, local patch of dirt to the manicured opulence of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. My family’s favorite is Yoyogi Park. While not the most pristine public space Japan has to offer, it’s certainly the liveliest, with performers, partiers and all other manner of extroverts under the sun. In a land where uniformity and deference wield strong influence, there is something overtly democratic about Yoyogi. It truly is a park for everyone — a place where bankers, punks and pensioners might picnic under the same tree.
Read the entire piece at the Japan Times