Yoyogi

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Skyscrapers near Yoyogi Station

Yoyogi (代々木?) is a neighborhood in the northern part of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Geography[edit]

The area encompassed by Yoyogi is typically defined two ways:

  • Only the five Yoyogi districts (丁目 chōme?).
  • The former Yoyogi Village (代々木村 -mura?), corresponding roughly to the area south of National Route 20 (Kōshū-kaidō), east of Tokyo Route 420, north of the districts of Uehara and Tomigaya, and west of Meiji Shrine.

This larger definition of Yoyogi is generally used by residents and government to deliver services such as police, fire, and postal delivery.

Characteristics[edit]

Yoyogi is composed of ten districts.

  • Yoyogi 1-chōme (代々木一丁目 -itchōme?): Home of the juku chain Yoyogi Seminar as well as other college preparatory schools and technical institutions. There are also several businesses catering to those who use Yoyogi Station.
  • Yoyogi 2-chōme (代々木二丁目 -nichōme?): The Nishi-Shinjuku skyscraper district is directly north of this area. There are numerous offices and shops due of proximity to the south exit of Shinjuku Station.
  • Yoyogi 3-chōme (代々木三丁目 -sanchōme?): This area was once called Yamaya-chō (山谷町) and is mainly composed of small apartment buildings and houses.
  • Yoyogi 4-chōme (代々木四丁目 -yonchōme?) and Yoyogi 5-chōme (代々木五丁目 -gochōme?): Close to Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park, these districts are quiet residential areas with a varied topography.
  • Yoyogi Kamizono-chō (代々木神園町?): This district covers Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park; as a result, there are few actual residents.
  • Moto-Yoyogi-chō (元代々木町?): Close to Yoyogi-Hachiman and Yoyogi-Uehara stations as well as Yamate-dōri, this district is a hilly residential area.
  • Uehara (上原?), Nishihara (西原?), Ōyamachō (大山町?): These three districts together with Tomigaya are often referred to as "Yoyogi-Uehara."

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Yoyogi Station (代々木駅 -eki?) is located in the easternmost part of Yoyogi only 700 meters south of Shinjuku Station. JR Yoyogi Station has two platforms for the Chūō-Sōbu and Yamanote lines. Platforms for the Toei Ōedo Line subway line are located underneath Tokyo Metropolitan Route 414 west of the JR station.

Rail lines include:

Roads[edit]

  • National Route 20 (Kōshū-kaidō (甲州街道?))
  • Nishi-sandō (西参道?)
  • Yoyogi-yamaya-dōri (代々木山谷通り?)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Route 413 (Inokashira-dōri (井ノ頭通り?))
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Route 317 (Yamate-dōri (山手通り?))
  • Shuto Expressway Route 4 - Shinjuku Route (首都高4号新宿線)

Yoyogi Park[edit]

Main article: Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, located in the center of Shibuya directly south of Meiji Shrine. In the years preceding its designation as a public park, Yoyogi Park's site was used as the location of the first successful powered aircraft flight in Japan, an army parade ground, a post-World War II US military installation, and the location for the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Economy[edit]

East Japan Railway Company have its headquarters in Yoyogi.[1] Square Enix and subsidiary Taito Corporation share the Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building in Yoyogi.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ East Japan Railway Company. "JR East Corporate Data". Retrieved 20 June 2009. (English)
  2. ^ "Corporate Profile." Square Enix. Retrieved on January 30, 2011. "Headquarters Shinjuku Bunka Quint Bldg. 3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 151-8544, Japan."
  3. ^ "Map." Square Enix. Retrieved on January 30, 2011. "Location Shinjuku Bunka Quint Bldg. 3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8544, Japan."
  4. ^ "Company Overview." Taito Corporation. Retrieved on January 30, 2011. "Head Office 15F, Shinjuku Bunka Quint Bldg,3-22-7 Yoyogi,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 151-8648,JAPAN."

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′26″N 139°41′12″E / 35.67389°N 139.68667°E / 35.67389; 139.68667