Autumn 2014: Meiji-jingu Gaien Park’s Ginkgo Avenue

Visit Date: 11/27/2014 (Best viewing Time: mid November to early December)

The Icho Namiki (銀杏並木) or Ginkgo Avenue located in Meiji-jingu Gaien Park, just a short walk from Aoyama-Itchome Station, is one of the most popular autumn viewing spot in Tokyo. Around 300 meters long boulevard turns into a golden corridor which seems to transport visitors to a different world.

Meiji-jingu Ginkgo Avenue - 01

As of today, the ginkgo trees are on their peak with both the inner rows of trees completely yellow.

Meiji-jingu Ginkgo Avenue - 02

Some of the trees have even shed their leaves due to the rain from the past two days with the fallen leaves carpeting the floor.

Meiji-jingu Ginkgo Avenue - 03

Meiji-jingu Ginkgo Avenue - 04

The ginkgo tree-lined avenue draws crowds of people to stroll under the leaves or relax at one of the sidewalk cafes along the street.

Meiji-jingu Ginkgo Avenue - 05

Meiji-jingu Ginkgo Avenue - 06

Useful Info:
Meiji Jingu Gaien Stadium
Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 〒160-0013
Nearest Station: Gaienmae Station and Aoyama-Itchome Station
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Inquiries:  03-3401-0312