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Autumn Leaves at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park: Video Introduction

This video, titled "[Official] Autumn Foliage at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park" (【公式】国営武蔵丘陵森林公園 園内の紅葉の様子), was uploaded by "Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park" (国営武蔵丘陵森林公園).
The video features aerial footage taken via drone showing the beautiful autumn leaves of Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park.
The mascots Shin-kun and Rin-chan, as well as a pirate ship, welcome visitors at the central entrance plaza, and from there they pass through Yamada Onuma Pond, where many birds gather, to the beautifully colored maple garden, followed by an installation with beautiful artwork made of bamboo and wood, created by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. The beautiful 3-minute video is sure to captivate. Be sure to check out the video before reading further!

Attractions & Things to Do at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park

Image of activities at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Photo:Activities at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park

Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, Japan's first national park, was developed in Hiki Hills (比企北丘陵) in Saitama Prefecture as part of the Meiji Centennial Anniversary Temple Project. Its vast site approximately 755 acres. In addition to the magnificent natural beauty of the park, visitors will enjoy Pompoko Mountain, the largest outdoor trampoline in Japan, an athletic course, and a dog run where dogs can run around freely. There are also other facilities and areas for the whole family to enjoy, such as a 17-kilometer bike path for enjoying nature, orienteering, and Segway tours through the park's natural surroundings.

Due to the vast size of the park, there are four entrances (West, North, South, and Central), and each entrance offers a variety of different facilities. There are also restaurants, stores, and other paid facilities, but admission is free for children of junior high school age and younger, and ¥450 for adults.

The Best Time to See the Autumn Leaves at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park

Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, Saitama Prefecture
Photo:Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, Saitama Prefecture

Beautiful autumn leaves can be seen at various places at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park. One of the most famous spots is the maple garden. About 500 maple trees of some 20 varieties are gathered here, and the red, yellow, orange, and even somewhat pink colors make it a popular spot.
[Video] 1:06 - Autumn Leaves at the Maple Garden

From mid-late November, when the autumn leaves are at their best, an illumination event called Momiji Minaito, which lights up the autumn leaves, is held. The park is brightly illuminated, creating a fantastic atmosphere, and visitors can enjoy a unique nighttime views.
Also, at the same time, an art exhibition using bamboo and wood by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, is held.
[Video] 2:02 - An Installation by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana

Enjoy art and beautiful autumn leaves in one place.

More Than Just Autumn Leaves! Information on Seasonal Flowers at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park!

Image of blue skies and nemophila at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Photo:Blue skies and nemophila at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park

Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park is home to beautiful flowers in every season, and the most popular spring flowers blooming from March to May are the nemophila (baby blue eyes). The West Gate Plaza Flower Garden, where the nemophila bloom, is covered with baby-blue flowers.
False anemone and sunflowers can be seen blooming from June to August. Visitors can enjoy the yellow, white, red, and chocolate-colored sunflowers. The anemone should be viewed up close in order to appreciate the beauty of the pretty white flowers.

From September to November, visitors can enjoy cockscomb and cosmos, which are representative of autumn in Japan. Cockscomb flowers are characterized by their vivid red, yellow, and pink colors. Cosmos, a representative flower of autumn in Japan, can be seen in the herb garden.

During the colder months from December to February, hellebores and other flowers are can be seen in full bloom. Enjoy the dignified beauty of flowers in winter. Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park is a place of tasteful art installations where beautiful flowers bloom throughout the year. We recommend visiting the park in different seasons to see the various flowers.

Illuminations and Other Events at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park

Image of an illumination event at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Photo:An illumination event at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park

In addition to the outstanding autumn leaves, many events are held at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park. Mori no Halloween (Halloween Night in the Forest) features Halloween decorations, and in December there's a "Starlight Illumination," where the park is decorated with approximately 550,000 illuminated bulbs.
Both of these events allow visitors to stroll through the park at night, enjoying the fantastic nighttime scenery.

Other physical activities, such as walking events in the forest and marathons are also held, so be sure to check these out as well.

Summary of Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park

Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park is a national park where beautiful autumn leaves can be seen in the fall. Unfortunately, no amount of video can do it justice, so we recommend coming and seeing it for yourself! In addition to the autumn leaves at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, visitors can admire a variety of flowers and experience physical exercise while surrounded by nature. Playing outdoors with your family will be a fun and memorable experience. If you're coming to Saitama, be sure to check out Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park!

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Last Updated : Nov. 15, 2022
Japan
平敷 篤(Atsushi Heishiki)
My name is Atsushi Heishiki, a writer who loves Japanese culture and lives in Okinawa.
Autumn Leaves at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park. Enjoy, Seasonal Flowers, Nature, and Exercise With Your Family at Japan's First National Park!
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