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1. Rikugi-en (六義園) [Komagome]

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Famous as a spot to see the autumn colors, Rikugi-en is best seen in late November to early December. You can see Japan’s beautiful scenery such as shrines and Japanese gardens in the extensive grounds. You can see about 400 Japanese maples and various fall foliage such as wax trees and gingkos. It’s lit up at night as well, and you can enjoy a mysterious, beautiful spectacle.

HP: www.tokyo-park.or.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

2. Mukoujima-Hyakkaen Garden (向島百花園) [Higashimukojima]

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Mukoujima-Hyakkaen’s fall colors are best seen in mid-November to mid-December. You can see vibrant autumn foliage such as plums, sugar maples, gingkos, and cherry blossoms. The leaves reflected in the pond are a very beautiful scene. It’s a garden that was originally made by the leading men of culture in the Edo Period

Entry Fee:Regular 150 yen 65 years old and up 70 yen

Open Hours:9:00-17:00

HP: www.tokyo-park.or.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 3-18, Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

3. Ueno Imperial Park (上野公園) [Ueno]

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The fall colors at Ueno Imperial Park are best seen from late November to early December. You can enjoy autumn foliage such as sugar maples, maples, and gingkos. Not only can you enjoy the vivid fall leaves in the first park in Japan to be a designated tradition, you can feel the atmosphere. No entry allowed from 23:00-05:00.

HP: www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: Sanchome, Ueno Koen・Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

4. Kinuta Park (砧公園) [Yoga]

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About a 20 minute walk from the station, you can see the autumn leaves in Kinuta Park on the expansive lawn. You can enjoy lines of trees colored yellow and such nearby and it is a popular fall colors spot to bring the family along as well. It’s best seen from late November to mid-December. You can leisurely stroll and have a lovely time.

HP: www.tokyo-park.or.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-1 Kunita Park, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

5. Komazawa Olympic Park (駒沢オリンピック公園) [Komazawa]

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You can enjoy the vibrant appearance of many trees such as cherry blossoms and gingkos in the 410,000 square meters of autumn colors in the expansive grounds of Komazawa Olympic Park. There are 177 gingko trees lining the Komazawa-dori side. It’s an overwhelmingly popular spot of beauty and appeal for autumn foliage. It’s best seen from mid-November to mid-December.

HP: www.tef.or.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-1 Komazawa Olympic Park, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

6. Arisugawa no Miya Memorial Park (有栖川の宮記念公園) [Hiro]

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Boasting expansive grounds of 67,000 square meters, Arisugawa no Miya Memorial Park is a stroll garden with central pond. There are lots of sugar maples, Japanese hackberry, Japanese zelkova, and gingkos lining the grounds and you can enjoy beautiful scenery when the leaves change colors. There is also a library on the grounds and you can pass time all day while enjoying the lovely landscape.

HP: www.arisugawa-park.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 7-29 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

7. Koishikawa Kourakuen Garden (小石川後楽園) [Korakuen]

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Koishikawa Kourakuen Garden is designated as a national special historical landmark and place of scenic beauty. In autumn, you can see the vibrant look of Japanese maples, Japanese zelkovas, and gingkos. It’s best seen from late November to early December. You can view both the beauty of fall foliage and the beauty of a Japanese garden. 

Open Hours:9:00-17:00

Entrance Fee:Junior High Student and up 300 yen Elementary Students Free 65 Years and Older 150 yen

HP: www.tokyo-park.or.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

8. Mount Takao (高尾山) [Takao]

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Popular as a spot to see the autumn leaves, Mount Takao is visited by many people every year. There are about 1200 types of plants, and there are lots of beautiful sugar maple trees lining the mount. You can ride close to summit by cable car and once you see the beautiful fall scenery of Mount Takao from the cable car, you will want to see it again the next year. Since there are also spots to take breaks, you can leisurely enjoy an entire day. It’s best seen from mid-November to late November.

HP: takaozanyuho.com (Japanese Only)

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