Meiji-jingu Gaien Park’s Ginkgo Avenue

Visit Date: 11/25/2016 (Best viewing Time: mid November to early December)

The Aoyama Icho Namiki (銀杏並木) or ginkgo tree lined avenue leading towards Meiji-jingu Gaien Park, is just a short walk from Aoyama-Itchome Station. It is one of the most popular autumn viewing spot in Tokyo because this 300 meters long boulevard gets covered with yellow carpet of ginkgo leaves during the season.

Most of the trees may have shed their leaves due to the previous day’s snow fall but some of the trees in the shade were still slightly green.

autumn2016-aoyama-ginkgo-ave01Beautifully lined avenue.

autumn2016-aoyama-ginkgo-ave02Despite the cold weather, many visitors flocked the gorgeous avenue.

autumn2016-aoyama-ginkgo-ave03Most of the fallen leaves have been crushed on the ground.

autumn2016-aoyama-ginkgo-ave04Fallen leaves on the grass, inside the roped area.

autumn2016-aoyama-ginkgo-ave05Some of the branches have shed most of their leaves.

autumn2016-aoyama-ginkgo-ave06Visitors took the opportunity of the closed road to take photographs of the lovely trees.

autumn2016-aoyama-ginkgo-ave07Not much visitors on the other side of the avenue.


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

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.

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Visit Date: 11/19/2013 (Best Viewing TIme: late November to early December)

The ginkgo tree, known as ‘icho’ in Japanese is a prominent tree for autumn colors when its greenish leaves turn into blazing yellow color. It is easily found in temples, urban parks, and along the city streets. It is Tokyo’s official tree and its leaf is also used as a symbol of Tokyo.

Among the many ginkgo lined streets in Tokyo, the Icho Namiki (銀杏並木) or Ginkgo Avenue located in Meiji-jingu Gaien Park is most popular during the autumn season – when its 300 meters long ginkgo tree-lined boulevard turns to radiant yellow creating a brilliant landscape.

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