Here’s Where You Can Experience Autumn in Tokyo in All Its Splendor

The views are simply magnificent.


The autumn season, during the months of October to December, is one of the best times to be in Japan. While
most tourists would flock to the countryside just to experience the beauty of autumn, the cities in Japan also have their fair share of autumn sightseeing spots that are worth your visit.


In this article, we list down eight beautiful spots in the 23 districts of Tokyo where you can enjoy the autumn foliage.


Meiji Jingu Gaien
Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku District, Tokyo
1~2 Kita-aoyama, Minato District, Tokyo
There are no closed days and visiting this place is free of charge. You may view the gingko trees at any time.


Meiji Jingu Gaien's tunnel of Ginkgo trees is a beautiful autumn spot within the city. The sidewalks covered with Ginkgo leaves resemble a yellow carpet.


Meiji Jingu Gaien
is surrounded by different kinds of buildings such as the Jingu Baseball Stadium and the Batting Practice Range. Apart from this, it is also popularly known for its 300-meter-long tunnel made of 146 Gingko trees called the "yellow road."


The ginkgo trees are lined up along the sidewalks according to height, from the tallest at the Aoyama-dori exit to the smallest at the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery. The entire place is designed in such a way that the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery standing at the back looks magnificent.


The best time to drop by this spot is during late November to early December.


Hamarikyu Gardens
1-1 Hamarikyu-teien, Chuo District, Tokyo
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The cut off for entrance is at 4:30 p.m.)
There are no closed days.
The regular entrance fee is ¥300. For adults ages 65 and above, the entrance fee is ¥ 150. Elementary school children and middle school children who live in or go to a school in Tokyo may enter for free.


You can eat and drink matcha with ochazuke while watching the autumn leaves at their restaurant called "Nakajima no Ochaya."


Famous during the Edo period,
Hamarikyu Gardens has a salt lake and two spaces for wild ducks. This garden is believed to have remained in its original state since the 11th Shogun Tokugawa Ienari.


In the middle of November to early December, the trees around the place such as the trident maple trees, Japanese wax trees, cherry blossom trees, and maple trees become beautiful with their orange and red hues. What's great about visiting this place is that you get to admire the autumn foliage and the buildings all at the same time. Since it is also surrounded by lakes, you can enjoy looking at the reflection of the autumn trees on the water.

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The best time to drop by this spot is in the middle of November to early December.


Hibiya Park
1-6 Hibiya Park, Chiyoda District, Tokyo
There are no closed days and visiting this place is free of charge. You can also come at any time.


Hibiya Park is home to a crooked 400-year-old gingko tree and has a circumference of 6.5 meters and a height of 20 meters.


The ginkgo tree near the
Matsumotoro restaurant is considered as the largest ginkgo tree in the park. Dr. Seiroku Honda, the founder of Hibiya Park, replanted it there in an effort to save the tree from being cut down.


The best time to visit this spot is during late November to early December.


Koishikawa Korakuen
1-6-6 Kouraku, Bunkyo District, Tokyo
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The cut off for entrance is at 4:30 p.m.)
The place is closed from December 29 to January 1. The entrance fee is ¥300.


The remarkable fall leaves at Koishikawa Korakuen makes it one of the recommended autumn spots around Ooigawa.


Koishikawa Korakuen
, a place designated as one of Japan's special historical sites,  is like an oasis in the city. It was originally built in the Edo Nakayashiki of Mito Tokugawa. A Japanese aesthetic landscape is expressed in its scenery, resembling a "lake, river, mountain, and field." The place consists of Japanese maple trees and Surinam purslane trees, which change colors in autumn.


The best time to visit this spot is during late November to late December.


Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita District, Tokyo
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The cut off for entrance is at 4:30 p.m.)
The regular entrance fee is ¥150. For adults aged 65 and above, the entrance fee is ¥70. Elementary school children and middle school children who live in or go to a school in Tokyo may enter for free.


Approximately 220 Momiji trees are spread out in the Japanese Teien. Its contrast with the evergreens of the Kyu-Furukawa Gardens offers a picturesque autumn view for visitors. © Tokyo Metropolitan Government Park Association


Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
is mainly known for its roses, but you can also delight in the autumn leaves from the evergreen trees surrounding the area. This place combines the autumn landscape with Japanese tradition and is also where Japanese concerts and events are held.


The best time to go to this spot is during the middle to late November.


Yasukuni Shrine
3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda District, Tokyo
The inner garden is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. From February to November, it is open until 5 p.m. The outer garden is open anytime.
There are no closed days.

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The Yasukuni Shrine shines bright with its gold and yellow trees. Ginkgo trees and stone lanterns from the 12th year of the Meiji era are lined up on the sidewalks.


The ginkgo trees in the area are 25 meters tall and are lined up from the Great Gate to the Second Shrine Gate. You can also see red maple trees near Shinchi Teien (Sacred Pond Garden) and the Tea House, behind the Honden (Main Shrine).


The best time to drop by this spot is during late November to early December.


Shiba Park
4-10-17 Shibakouen, Minato District, Tokyo
There are no closed days and visiting this place is free of charge. You can also come at any time.


You can see the Tokyo Tower beyond the yellow trees that are spread in Shiba Park. © Tokyo Metropolitan Government Park Association


Shiba Park
is one of the oldest parks in Japan. There, you'll find camphor trees, Japanese zelkovas, and ginkgo trees scattered around. One of the best things about this place is the spectacular view of the Tokyo Tower behind the gingko trees.


We recommend that you visit this spot during late November to early December.


Yoyogi Park
2-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya District, Tokyo
The park is closed at the end of the year and during New Year holidays.
Visiting this place is free of charge and you may come at any time.


The grounds surrounding the fountains in Yoyogi Park are filled with yellow leaves.


The gingko trees at
Yoyogi Park are a definite must-see this autumn. They were planted at the park, back in 1964, for a street project of the Tokyo Olympics. There are benches on which you can sit on to take in the view of the yellow and orange autumn leaves.


The best time to visit the park is during late October to mid-November.


Provided by Walkerplus™
, Japan Walker™,  and Tokyo Walker™ (28 August 2018)


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