Introducing Recommend Spots To View Autumn Leaves in Tokyo, via Video!
This video, titled "4K Top12 Tokyo Autumn Leaves Fall Foliage Trip Sightseeing, Travel, Inui-dori, Shinjuku Gyoen, Ueno Park, Jingu Gaien, Otaguro Park, Hibiya Park, Rikugien Gardens, Showa Kinen Park" (4K 東京の紅葉TOP12 Tokyo autumn leaves Fall Foliage Trip 観光 旅行 乾通り 新宿御苑 上野公園 神宮外苑 大田黒公園 日比谷公園 六義園 昭和記念公園), was released by Discover Nippon.
This video introduces 12 popular places for viewing autumn leaves in Tokyo in Japan's Kanto region.
From mid-November to early December, when autumn is in full swing, the deciduous trees in Tokyo are bursting with color.
Enjoying the scenery of the leaves turning to brilliant shades of red and yellow is one of Japan's favorite autumn pastimes.
This article will go over sightseeing information for 12 different destinations to view the autumn foliage in Tokyo.
In the video, each location is seen via an aerial view using Google Earth, followed by an introduction to the scenery of the autumn leaves.
You can also see the autumn foliage lit up in some parts of the video and the sheer beauty of it will take your breath away.
12 Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo
Photo：Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo, in autumn with beautiful autumn foliage
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #1 [The Imperial Palace & Inui Street (Inui-dori)] (Video 0:27-)
The first locations to be introduced are The Imperial Palace & Inui Street.
The Imperial Palace is a vast, lush green area in Tokyo where official government events are held.
In order to enjoy the autumn foliage at the Imperial Palace, Inui Street is opened to the public during the fall.
No reservations are required to enter and it is free of charge.
There's a grove of various trees in the Imperial Palace where you can enjoy the autumn colors of various oak trees, such as konara and kunugi oaks.
Access is a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Otemachi Station to Otemon Gate, or approximately 15-minutes from Tokyo Station on foot.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #2 [Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens] (Video 1:37-)
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is designated as a special historic site and a special place of scenic beauty by the Japanese government.
The red maple trees are beautiful and you can enjoy viewing the beautiful scenery reflected on the water's surface.
Adjacent to Tokyo Dome, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is a 3-minute walk from Iidabashi Station off the Toei Subway Oedo Line and an 8-minute walk from the west exit of JR Suidobashi Station.
The entrance fee is 300 yen for adults.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #3 [Tonogayato Garden] (Video 2:42-)
At Tonogayato Garden, visitors can enjoy the garden of maple trees from the former tea house "Koyo-tei."
Tonogayato Garden is a two-minute walk from Kokubunji Station, and the admission fee is 150 yen for adults.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #4 [Shinjuku Gyoen] (Video 3:33-)
Shinjuku Gyoen is a Japanese garden located in Shinjuku, a city of high-rise buildings.
Shinjuku Gyoen is a five-minute walk from Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station off the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
The entrance fee is 500 yen for adults.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #5 [Gyoko-dori, Marunouchi] (Video 4:57-)
Marunouchi Gyoko-dori connects the Marunouchi Central Exit of Tokyo Station to Uchibori-dori in front of the Imperial Palace.
The official name of the road is "Tokyo Metropolitan Road No. 404, Imperial Palace Tokyo Station Line" (東京都道404号皇居前東京停車場線).
Photo：Autumn leaves in Hibiya Park, Tokyo
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #6 [Hibiya Park] (Video 5:46-)
Hibiya Park, opened in 1903, is Japan's first "modern Western-style park.”
At Hibiya Park, visitors can enjoy the beautiful rows of maple and ginkgo trees, and admission is free.
Hibiya Park is a two-minute walk from Hibiya Station.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #7 [Ueno Onshi Park] (Video 6:47-)
On top of hosting museums and a zoo, Ueno Onshi Park is also a great place for viewing the beautiful autumn foliage.
Ueno Onshi Park is a two-minute walk from Ueno Station and the bright yellow ginkgo trees are especially breathtaking.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #8 [Showa Kinen Park] (Video 8:37-)
Showa Kinen Park, a national park, is a short walk from Nishi Tachikawa Station off the JR Ome Line, and is a popular spot where you can enjoy a tunnel of ginkgo trees.
The entrance fee is 450 yen for adults.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #9 [Ginkgo Trees at
The University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus] (Video 9:59-)
The row of gingko trees that stretch from the front of the Yasuda Auditorium to the main gate are a sight to behold.
An approximately 1-minute walk from Todai-mae Station off the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #10 [Ginkgo Trees at Meiji Jingu Gaien] (Video 11:22-)
Meiji Jingu Gaien’s Ginkgo Avenue is a popular spot for viewing the autumn foliage, with a total of 146 ginkgo trees.
There are also stylish open cafes around the area, which are lit up at night.
Meiji Jingu Gaien’s Ginkgo Avenue is a 10-minute walk from Shinanomachi Station off the JR Sobu Line.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #11 [Otaguro Park] (Video 15:10-)
Otaguro Park (Ootaguro Park) was built on the site of the former residence of Mr. Otaguro, a famous music critic.
You can enjoy zelkova and ginkgo trees, and the park is lit up beautifully at night.
Otaguro Park is a 10-minute walk from the south exit of Ogikubo Station.
◆Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo - Location #12 [Rikugien Garden] (Video 16:50-)
Rikugien is a garden that truly represents the Edo Period (1603-1868 A.D.), and is decorated with maples and ginkgo trees in a garden with mountains and ponds, and is also illuminated.
Rikugien Garden is a 7-minute walk from Komagome Station off the JR Yamanote Line, and the general admission fee is 300 yen.
Summary of Popular Locations to View the Autumn Foliage in Tokyo
Photo：Autumn leaves at Tonogayato Garden, Tokyo
This video, titled “4K Top12 Tokyo Autumn Leaves Fall Foliage Trip Sightseeing, Travel, Inui Street, Shinjuku Gyoen, Ueno Park, Jingu Gaien, Otaguro Park, Hibiya Park, Rikugien Gardens, Showa Kinen Park,” introduces 12 popular locations to view the autumn foliage in Tokyo.
If you're looking for places to enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage of Tokyo this season, be sure to check out the video to get some ideas on where to visit!