ⓘ Yoyogi. 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, cor ..


ⓘ Yoyogi

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.


1. Characteristics

Yoyogi is composed of ten districts.

  • 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.
  • 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 to the proximity to the south exit of Shinjuku Station.
  • 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 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.
  • Uehara 上原, Nishihara 西原, Ōyamachō 大山町: These three districts together with Tomigaya are often referred to as "Yoyogi-Uehara."
  • 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.

2. Transportation


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. Shinjuku Station 新宿駅, -eki and Harajuku Station 原宿駅, -eki also extend into or are located adjacent to Yoyogi.

Rail lines include:

  • Toei Ōedo Line: Yoyogi Station
  • Odakyū Odawara Line: Minami-Shinjuku Station, Sangūbashi Station, Yoyogi-Hachiman Station, Yoyogi-Uehara Station
  • Yamanote Line, Chūō-Sōbu Line: Yoyogi Station
  • Chiyoda Line: Yoyogi-Kōen Station, Yoyogi-Uehara Station
  • Keiō Line: Hatsudai Station


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

3. Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, located in the centre of Shibuya directly south of Meiji Shrine. In the years preceding its designation as a public park, Yoyogi Parks 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.


4. Economy

East Japan Railway Company have its headquarters in Yoyogi. Square Enix and subsidiary Taito Corporation share the Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building in Yoyogi. Square Enix is no longer headquartered here, but at the Higashi-Shinjuku Station.