Japan Photo Journal: Yoyogi-koen on a Sunday Afternoon In Tokyo

Yoyogi Park on Sunday offers free entertainment and loads of visual appeal. This beautiful park is a gathering place for live performances, artists, drumming circles, flower children and the occasional rave.

Painted Umbrellas

Art in the park. Painted umbrella display. Yoyogi-koen, Tokyo, Japan.

Dragon Graffiti

Chasing Dragon. Graffiti.

Chasing the Tail Graffiti

Psychedelic Dragon. Graffiti.


Drum circle.

Pretty as a Picture

Picture perfect.


Romance by the water.

Fairy Tale Picnic

A Mid-Summer Day Dream.

Toyko Rave Scene in the Park

Feelin’ the beats at an after hours rave in the park.

Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

4 thoughts on “Japan Photo Journal: Yoyogi-koen on a Sunday Afternoon In Tokyo


    (December 2, 2007 - 5:19 pm)

    These photos look absolutely stunning Carrie! You must of had such an amazing time. I love the photo of the balloon man. Where can I get a hat like that?

    Mark Forman

    (December 3, 2007 - 8:07 am)

    Good photo essay again-I love the painted umbrellas. Balloon man scares me-I’m not afraid of clowns, just balloon men…:)

    In Travel: Parks A Plenty « My Several Worlds

    (December 4, 2007 - 10:15 pm)

    […] recently I spent time in Yoyogi-koen in Tokyo, Japan. I quickly forgot I was in the biggest city in the world as soon as I entered. I’ve never […]


    (January 8, 2008 - 4:13 am)

    Hello, I love your photos of the graffiti in Yoyogi park. Any chance you could show me where they were in the park on a Google Map? I’d really like to see that when I’m there! If not, no problem, kudos on the great pix!


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