Jingu Gaien

Meiji shrine outer garden was layed out in 1926 in commemoration of the Emperor Meiji.

Japanese government at the time built two memorial sites for the Emperor, one the Meiji shrine, another this garden. The gigantic Picture Hall was built in the core of the garden, and many paintings presenting the Emperorfs life were displayed on the wall of the hall for the people to remember the greatness of the Emperor and his ages.

The park was the primary site of Tokyo Olympic games in 1964, and contains a number of sporting facilities. The main venue of the games was the National Stadium, Japanfs largest with a seating capacity of 75,000. Jingu Baseball stadium (home of the Yakult Swallows) Prince Chichibu Rugby stadium and Japan Youth Hall are also located here.

Gingko trees are planted along the approach road. Their leaves change color to beautiful yellow and attract many people every autumn.

There are four rows of gingko trees along the approach road
leading to the Picture Hall. They were grown up from the seeds
of the trees in Shinjuku Gyoen garden.

Seitoku Memorial Picture Hall is displaying many pictures
painting the images of the Emperor Meiji.

The National Stadium

Jingu baseball stadium(left) and Prince Chichibu Rugby Stadium(right)

Japan Youth Hall(left)
Free Market (A bazaar for Used Things) is held in a pocket park
in front of the hall on weekend.

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