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Autumn Leaves at the Tokugawa Garden: Video Introduction

This video, titled "Tokugawa Garden Autumn Season|Autumn Leaves" (Tokugawa Garden Autumn Season | 徳川園 紅葉), was uploaded by "idoebs."
It introduces Tokugawa Garden, a popular tourist attraction for enjoying the autumn leaves in Nagoya, Aichi. Viewers can experience the beautifully illuminated autumn leaves from a variety of different perspectives. Take your time to enjoy autumn in Japan with some gentle background music.

A Closer Look at the Tokugawa Garden, a Famous Place for Autumn Leaves in Nagoya

Image of Tokugawa Garden, Nagoya, Aichi
Photo:Tokugawa Garden, Nagoya, Aichi

Tokugawa Garden is a popular destination for viewing the autumn leaves in Nagoya. Tokugawa Garden, which attracts many visitors, is located in Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture in Japan's Tokai Region. It's a vast strolling garden that surrounds a pond and covers more than 100 acres, and is characterized by trees distributed on uneven terrain.

Tokugawa Garden is a cultural legacy of the Owari Tokugawa family, a branch of the powerful Tokugawa daimyo family. It was originally the site of Ozone Oshitayashiki, a building constructed in 1695 as a retirement villa for Tokugawa Mitsutomo, the second lord of the Owari domain, one of the three Tokugawa families. The trees reflected on the surface of Ryusen Lake (龍仙湖, Ryusenko) in the park are a breathtaking sight to behold.
[Video] 2:06 - Autumn leaves on the surface of Ryusen Lake

Admission is 300 yen for adults, high school, and college students, 100 yen for senior citizens (65 years and older) living in the city, and free for junior high school students and younger. ※Please check the official website for details.

The Tokugawa Garden Illumination and Autumn Leaves Festival

Image of Tokugawa Garden, Nagoya, Aichi
Photo:Tokugawa Garden, Nagoya, Aichi

The best time to view the autumn leaves is usually from late November to early December, when approximately 300 Japanese maples and other trees colorfully illuminate the garden. During this period, opening hours are extended, and the Japanese garden, lit up with faint lighting, has a very unique appearance that attracts visitors from all over Japan.

The autumn foliage festival at Tokugawaen is usually held from mid-November to early December, with the lighting up and night opening around November 25.
Various events such as concerts, flower arrangement exhibitions, and sales of Japanese sweets will be held during the festival, so please check the website and visit the event.

Cherry Blossoms and Other Seasonal Flowers at Tokugawa Garden

Image of peonies at Tokugawa Garden, Nagoya, Aichi
Photo:Peonies at Tokugawa Garden, Nagoya, Aichi

The pleasure of enjoying the seasonal flowers in the Japanese garden is the reason why Tokugawa Garden is famous among tourists to Nagoya. In early spring, from late February to early April, the plum blossoms are in full bloom; from late March to early April, weeping cherry blossoms and Tokai cherry blossoms can be seen; and from mid to late April, as many as 1,000 peonies can be seen blooming in the garden. During summer visitors can enjoy irises; in autumn, spider lilies and balloon flowers; and in winter, a variety of camellias can be seen throughout the garden.

French Cuisine With a Japanese Flair at Garden Restaurant Tokugawaen

Garden Restaurant Tokugawaen overlooks lush greenery and the clear waters of Ryusen Lake. During the day, the restaurant is bathed in dazzling sunlight, and at sunset, the atmospheric garden, subtly illuminated, invites guests into a world of fantasy. Guests dining at the restaurant can enjoy a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine, where traditional French dishes are harmoniously blended with Japanese flavors. The dishes, reminiscent of Tokugawa's masterpieces, are great for taking photos and will look great on Instagram as well. The restaurant is also popular for wedding receptions, so you may even see a couple wearing beautiful white kimono and hakama.
[Video] 2:19 - Garden Restaurant Tokugawaen Overlooking Ryusen Lake

The Tokugawa Art Museum – Encounter Exquisite Masterpieces Cultivated by Japanese Traditions

The Tokugawa Art Museum is located next to Tokugawa Garden. The museum exhibits a collection of over 10,000 items, including historical masterpieces that were handed down from Tokugawa Ieyasu to his ninth son, Yoshinao Tokugawa, the first head of the Owari Tokugawa house throughout the Edo period (1603-1868). The overwhelming array of masterpieces includes nine national treasures, such as picture scrolls depicting the Tale of Genji, 59 paintings and ceramics designated as Important Cultural Properties, and as many as 1,000 swords, one of which was even made by the master swordsmith Yoshimitsu. The Tokugawa Art Museum is the pride of Nagoya, and a must-visit destination when visiting Tokugawa Garden.

Summary of the Tokugawa Garden in Aichi, Japan

Image of Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya, Aichi
Photo:Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya, Aichi

Learn about history at the Tokugawa Art Museum and enjoy the autumn leaves at the Tokugawa Garden after dark. This is a great way to enjoy autumn in Japan. The most crowded time at Tokugawa Garden is before sunset on weekends. To avoid crowds and traffic in the area, we recommend visiting the park a bit earlier. If you're planning to visit Tokugawa Garden by car, parking at a station one stop away and coming by train seems to be the best way to avoid crowds and traffic jams. However, since Tokugawa Garden is located in a very accessible area, it may be better to use public transportation during the autumn foliage season. Enjoying the autumn leaves at Tokugawa Garden will surely be an unforgettable experience

◆Tokugawa Garden◆
【Address】1001 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-Ku, Nagoya, Aichi 461-0023
【Hourse】9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Admission until 5:00 PM)
【Admission】General: ¥300, Senior citizens living in the city (65+): ¥100
【Access】※Please check the official website
【Parking】Available (Paid)

【Official Website】Tokugawa Garden|A Japanese Garden in Nagoya, Aichi

【TripAdvisor】Tokugawa Garden

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Last Updated : Oct. 24, 2022
山田コウスケ(Kosuke Yamada)
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture. I enjoy grabbing drinks and making travel plans.
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