TokyoGirls'Update

7 Great Autumn Leaves Spot around Tokyo!

| Others | Posted
7 Great Autumn Leaves Spot around Tokyo!

Sponsored Links

One of the best features of Japan is that it has four seasons. It gradually changes its color and shows different expressions throughout the year. Now, it is turning yellow, orange and red. Before everything will turn into white and gray, you should check out the autumn leaves! There are many places to see, so I picked up several places you can go from Tokyo on a day trip or just for a walk.

Rikugien Gardens

Best visited by Late November to early December

Rikugien is one of the two greatest gardens of Edo era. Because it was so sophisticated, it took seven years to build the pond and the hill. The garden will be illuminated from November 18th to December 6th until 9 p.m. Inside the garden, there is a Japanese café called Fukiage Chaya where you can enjoy Japanese snacks and hot green tea. The garden is located near Komagome station which takes about 30 minutes from Shinjuku station using JR Yamanote Line.

For more information, visit https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/english/park/detail_08.html#rikugien

 

Meijijingu Gaiken Ginkgo

 Best Visited by mid-November to early December

When you walk from Aoyama street to Meijijingu Gaiken, you can see that the trees turned yellow, and it’ll be like going through a yellow tunnel. This street is so famous and right in the city, so if you are visiting areas around Shibuya, you can just walk here. Some of the famous scenes from dramas such as “HERO” (2001-2015), “Boys Over Flowers (花より男子)” (2005-2008), “Aibou (相棒)” (2000-2013) and more are taken here.

For more information, visit http://www.meijijingugaien.jp/english/

 

Showa Kinen Park

Best Visited by mid-November to late November

Here, you can see a beautiful yellow carpet created by gingkoes and Japanese gardens turning into red and yellow. Inside the park, there are cycling courses, a space for children to play, cafes and more, so you can spend your relaxing day walking, cycling and reading. It’s just 2-minute-walk from JR Nishi-Tachikawa station or 10-minute-walk from JR Tachikawa station.

For more information, visit http://www.showakinen-koen.jp/guide-english/schedule-english/

 

Mt. Takao

Best Visited by mid-November to early December

Only an hour ride from central cities is needed to visit this mountain. You can go hiking in a casual outfit. There are cable cars and lifts which will take you halfway up to the mountain, so do not worry about being so exhausted. The view from the car and the lift is really nice. What you’ll see is the beautifully colored leaves filling the sight. If you are going as a couple, taking the lift is recommended since there are only two seats. You can definitely enjoy the autumn leaves with your friends, family and partner.

For more information, visit https://takaozanyuho.com/

Information regarding the cable car and the lift → http://brangista.j-server.com/BRATAKAOTZ/ns/tl.cgi/http://www.takaotozan.co.jp/?SLANG=ja&TLANG=en&XMODE=0&XCHARSET=utf-8&XJSID=0

 

Akigawa Valley

Best Visited by mid-November to early December

By car, it’ll take about an hour and by train, it’s about 1.5 hours. Not too far from the city, you can enjoy a lot of activities as well as the leaves here! Nearby, there is a place for you to enjoy barbeque along the river and a training place for you to become a ninja. Hot spring spa for a day trip is also located in this area. With all these features, it’s still within Tokyo! You can feel that Tokyo is not just a developed city but also a great city filled with nature.

For more information, visit  http://www.akirunokanko.com/

More information about Ninja training → https://www.yajin-ninja.jp/

 

Meigetsu In

Best Visited by late November to early December

When you visit Kamakura, the big Buddha is not the only thing to see. You shouldn’t miss Meigetsu in which also called Ajisai-dera (Hydrangea Temple) because during summer, it is surrounded by so many beautiful hydrangeas. When it’s autumn, the scenery is beautiful as well. The most famous scenery at this temple might be the one taken at  the Satori no Mado (the window of Enlightenment) which you can also see at Genkouan in Kyoto. The combination of the red room and the colored leaves is spectacular and photogenic. It’s one of the best sightseeing spots, so don’t forget to upload photos on Instagram!

For more information, visit http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/

 

Sankeien Garden

Best visited by mid-November to mid-December

It takes about an hour by train from the Tokyo city area. This garden was opened in 1906. There are 17 historical buildings inside, and 10 of them are regarded as Important Cultural Property by the government. The historical buildings match the color of the leaves. It almost feels like you are back in the Edo era!

For more information, visit http://www.sankeien.or.jp/en-about/index.html

Sponsored Links

Author
Kayo
Kayo

University student in Tokyo who loves eating and traveling! Read Jump comics and watch Ghibli films during free time.

comments powered by Disqus