Meiji Jingu Gaien (Outer Garden) has wide-open space and some sports facilities including Tokyo’s National Stadium, Jingu Baseball Stadium (the home ground of the Yakult Swallows), and Prince Chihibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Not only can you enjoy playing sports here, but you can also enjoy a fireworks festival in August, and the beautiful yellow tint of ginko trees in autumn.
There are a few nice cafes and a restaurant lining the left side of Ginko Street. Shared Terrace opens at 8 AM and serves delicious French toast. Royal Garden Café is quite popular for their tasty bread and small dishes, and Kihachi is a very famous restaurant known for their carefully selected materials and sophisticated seasonal food.
If you want to spend some quiet time in the heart of Tokyo but still enjoy something a bit luxurious, then Meiji Jingu Gaien is perfect for you!
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。