Autumn's Superb Scenery! 8 Places to Enjoy the Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

There are many popular spots to you can see the autumn leaves in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. No matter which spot, you can go easily and enjoy the region's fall colors such as vibrant gingkos, Japanese zelkovas, and so forth.


Things to Do

1. Meiji Jingu Gaien [Aoyama]


As a nearby spot for fall colors even inside the city, the popular Meiji Jingu Gaien has rows of ginkgo trees for about 300 meters, with both sides of the street are lined with 146 gingko trees. The landscape has a superb view along the roadway from the Aoyama-dori gate, continuing to the Meiji Memorial Picture Garden. Nighttime is also romantic and is popular as a drive course as well, and you can also enjoy it leisurely walking around.

Address: 2 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

2. Meguro Gajoen [Meguro]


The famous high-class Meguro Gajoen is popular as a wedding ceremony venue. You can leisurely enjoy the vibrant autumn colors at Meguro Gajoen's invitation gate pond.  Lit up at a night, it's a fantastic, beautiful scene. It's exceptional to enjoy the autumn leaves in a place that has Japanese tradition.


HP: (Japanese)

Address: 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo(Google Map)

3. Rikugi-en [Komagome]

Rikugi-en is a Daimyo stroll garden with artificial hills and ponds, and around every November, you can enjoy the vibrant sight of approximately 450 Japanese maples, gingkos, sugar maples, ect. It's lit up at night, and you can see magical scenery that's different from the daytime. The autumn colors are beautifully romantic in this spacious garden.

Entrance Fees:300 yen per person, 150 yen for 65 years and older

Garden hours:9:00~17:00 

Light up:9:00~21:00


HP: (中文)

HP: (Japanese)

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

4. Hibiya Park [Yurakucho]

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Hibiya Park is a garden designated as a special national piece of scenic beauty and a historical landmark. In vast grounds of more 16 square meters, many beautiful flowers and trees bloom. The gingkos, sugar maples, and Japanese zelkova are extremely lovely, and since there are many benches, you can enjoy the sights at your leisure. This spot can be used for dates as well. This park is extremely popular as a spot to view fall colors in an urban center.

Address: Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo(Google Map)

5. Showa Memorial Park [Tachikawa]


Showa Memorial Park is some 40 times more expansive than the Tokyo Dome. The park is representative of Japan, and is filled with beautiful rows of gingko trees. Since the grounds of this popular color-viewing spot are extensive, you can enjoy it at your own pace. There are 106 trees on both sides of the canal and 98 gingko trees lined up on both sides of an open exercise path as well. No matter where you look, this spot is filled with picturesque scenery.

Park hours:9:30~17:00 

Entry fee:Adults 420 yen, Children 80 yen

Address: 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa, Tokyo (Google Map)

6. Koishikawa Korakuen  [Korakuen]


Koishi Kourakuen is garden designated as a special national place of scenic beauty and a historical landmark. You can enjoy Japanese maples, Japanese zelkova, gingkos, ect during the fall color changing season. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery in the vast grounds, and it's a popular spot every year for the autumn leaves.

Business hours:9:00~17:00

HP: (中文)

HP: (Japanese)

Address: 2-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

7. Mount Takao [Hachioji]

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At the very popular Mount Takao, you can ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car, and you can delight in the autumn leaves from inside the cable car as well. A large number of autumn color fans visit every year to get a glimpse of the extremely vivid sugar maples. There are places to eat a light meal and drink, and you can leisurely enjoy the fall colors. 

Operating Hours: (Cable car) 8:00~17:45 (Lift) 9:00~16:30

HP: (Japanese Only)

Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo (Google Map)

8. Omotesando [Omotesando]

A stylish spot for shopping, dates and so forth, the popular Omotesandou is one of the popular spots for autumn leaf viewing. From Jinguu Bridge intersection to Aoyama-dori is a vibrant sight lined with Japanese zelkova during the fall color season. The scenery from Odoukyou Bridge is particularly superb. Although the daytime is good, the leaf colors of Omotesandou in the early morning and evening are beautiful with a different appearance. 

Address: 3 Chome Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku  (Google Map)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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