Picture of the Day: Autumn in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
AUTUMN IN YOYOGI PARK, TOKYO
In this incredible photograph by guen-k on Flickr, we see the gorgeous Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, awash in golden yellow.
Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, Japan, located adjacent to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine in Shibuya. What is now Yoyogi Park was the site of the first successful powered aircraft flight in Japan, on December 19, 1910, by Captain Yoshitoshi Tokugawa, after which it became an army parade ground. During the post World War II occupation, it was the site of the Washington Heights residence for U.S. officers.
It was later the site for the main Olympic athletes village of the 1964 Summer Olympics and the swimming, diving, and basketball venues. Today, the park is a popular hangout, especially on Sundays, when it is used as a gathering place for people to play music, practice martial arts, etc. [Source: Wikipedia]