On weekdays, the park fills up with walkers, joggers and picnickers enjoying the ponds and forested areas, but not so on Sundays. Each Sunday, bands and musicians set up throughout the park to play music, and Tokyo’s Cosplay shows up in full force donning all sorts of 50s-era rocker costumes. Don’t be surprised to see several Elvis impersonators and girls with poodle skirts or rockabilly getups. If you want a look at Japan’s youth culture, it doesn’t get much better than this.
If you’re lucky enough to visit Japan during the spring, head to the park to view the cherry blossoms. The park’s gingko tree forest makes for excellent leaf-peeping in autumn.