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Best Autumn Spots in Tokyo

2018-08-28T00:50:54+00:00August 28th, 2018|News, Travel Japan|

Autumn season is just around the corner! The feel of cool and crisp air starts to blow over Japan, leaves of the trees starts to change in orange color. I am sure everyone wants to see the breathtaking views of the orange tress as soon as the autumn season starts. We listed below the best autumn spots in Tokyo that you can visit to enjoy the autumn views of the city.

Mos of the best autumn spots in Tokyo are the well known Japanese gardens like Koishikawa Korakuen and Shinjuku Gyoen.

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

First on the list of best autumn spots in Tokyo is the famous Gingko Avenue. The famous avenue is 300m long lined with 146 gingko trees. The best time to visit Gingko Avenue is from Late-November to Early-December.

Best Viewing Date: Late November to Early December

Road Closed: Every weekend
Admission Fee: Free

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

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Hamarikyu Garden

Hama Rikyu garden is a traditional styled garden, located alongside Tokyo Bay. Hama Rikyu is attractive in any season. In autumn it offers plenty of maple trees and Gingko trees that show their beautiful colors.

Best Viewing Date: Late November to Early December

Hours: 9:00-17:00

Admission Fee: 300 Yen

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park
Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park
Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

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Mount Takao

Mount Takao or Takaosan for Japanese locals, is located west of central Tokyo. Mount Takao is famous for its autumn colors and is a quite busy hiking destination. It is composed of different trails that leads up the peak of the mountain. Visitors have two options: hike the trails or take the cable car up the mountain.

Best Viewing Date: Mid to Late November

Hours: 8:00 – 17:45
Admission Fee: Admission is free but for
Cable car and chair lift the admission is 480 Yen per person.

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

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Koishikawa Korakuen

Koishikawa Korakuen is a traditional Japanese landscape garden in Tokyo. Inside the garden dozens of Maple trees are planted which gives a picturesque autumn spot in late November.

Best Viewing Date: Late November to Early December

Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission Fee: 300 Yen

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

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Showa Memorial Park

Show Memorial Park located near Tachikawa Station in western Tokyo. It is a massive park which is famous in spring and autumn season.

Best Viewing Date: Late October to Late November

Hours: March to October – 9:30 – 17:00
November to February – 9:30 – 16:30
Admission Fee: 410 Yen

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

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Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen is made up of different gardens with different themes, English Garden French Garden and Japanese Garden. During autumn season the best viewing spot in Shinjuku Gyoen is in the Japanese Garden, the pond is lined with Maple tress that turns red during the season.

Best Viewing Date: Mid November to Mid December

Hours: 9:00 – 16:30
Admission Fee: 200 Yen

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

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Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park served as the site of Olympic Village for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics before it became a city park. Yoyogi park is famous for its Ginko tree forest that gives a golden yellow view in autumn.

Best Viewing Date: Late November to Early December

Hours: Always Open
Admission Fee: Free

Ginkgo Avenue, Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

Image Source : GUEN-K on Flickr

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