Autumn

Visit Date: 12/08/2016 (Best viewing Time: mid November to early December)

Rikugien Garden (六義園) in Bunkyō-ku is a beautiful Japanese landscape garden in Tokyo and one of the most visited gardens during the autumn season.

The autumn leaves during this time are already past peak with some looking burnt and started falling on the ground. Those left however, especially in the Tsutsuji-chaya area, are still stunning.

During this day too, the evening illumination has already ended, which was held from November 19 – December 07.

View from the Tamamo-no iso with mixture of yellow, orange and green colors.

Sun peaking through blazing maple leaves.

Tsutsuji-chaya and the autumn leaves.

Momoji (maple) leaves blazing under the sun.

Gorgeous leaves along the water creates a charming view.

Stunning canvas of colors in the wooded area.

View of the Yamakage-bashi from the Tsutsuji-chaya.

Tranquil place to relax and spend the day.


Useful Info:
Rikugien Garden
Address: 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo  〒113-0021
Inquiries: 03-3941-2222
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (entry until 16:30 / 20:30 during illumination)
Illumination: 19th Nov – 6th Dec, 2015

Admission Fee:
Child: Free
Adult: ¥ 300
Senior: ¥ 150
* Children are primary school children or younger.
* Senior citizens are persons aged 65 or over.
* Free of charge for junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo.

Access:
Kagome Station
▸ JR/Tokyo Metro Namboku Line – Exit E-06 (7 minutes walk)

Sengoku Station
▸ Toei Mita Line – Exit E-06 (10 minutes walk)

 

Visit Date: 12/07/2016 (Best viewing Time: mid November to early December)

Koishikawa Kōrakuen (小石川後楽園) is one of the oldest and best preserved parks in Tokyo and one of the surviving gardens from the Edo period. It provides one of the most pleasing autumn viewing spot in the city.

During this week, the autumn colors in the park are already past peak but are still beautiful.

The maple tree near Togetsukyo Bridge has lost most of its leaves but the area is still gorgeous.

View of the Oigawa River with most of the maple trees with leaves shed. But the fallen leaves on the river creates a beautiful scene.

View from the Engetsukyo Bridge.

Countless fallen maple leaves floating on the Oigawa River.

 Charming canopy of maple leaves near the pine grove.


Useful Info:
Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden
Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 〒112-0004
Inquiries: 03-3811-3015
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Admission Fee: ¥ 200
Child: Free
Adult: ¥ 300
Senior: ¥ 150
* Children are primary school children or younger.
* Senior citizens are persons aged 65 or over.
* Free of charge for junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo.
Access: Iidabashi Station
▸ Toei Oedo Line – Exit E-06 (3 minutes walk)
▸ Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station Exit 1 (5 mins walk)
▸ Tokyo Metro Tozai, Yurakucho, and Namboku Lines – Exit T-06, Y-13, N-10 (8 minutes walk)
▸ JR Sobu Line (8 minutes walk)

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: 11/17/2016 (Best viewing Time: late November to early December)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is located just a short walk from either Shinjuku or Sendagaya stations. It provides a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere which makes it a popular destination in the busy city.

Beautiful autumn colors brighten up today’s sunny day as the fall colors approaches its peak. The Japanese Garden, which is a favorite autumn spot, is beginning to show beautiful flashes of bright red.

View from the Japanese Garden on this sunny day.

Maple leaves of varying color.

Such a gorgeous reflection of fall colors on the pond.

 Stunning maple leaves indeed.

The maple trees near the upper pond of the Japanese Garden are starting to turn blazing red.

Capturing the beauty of the season.

Such a lovely autumn scene.

The avenue of sycamore trees in the formal French garden are also starting to change colors.

Contrast of a tranquil autumn view amidst the city buildings.

Maple trees near the Shinjuku gate are also turning to fiery red.


Useful Info:
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Service Center
Address: 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 〒160-0014
Inquiries: 03-3350-0151
Hours: 9:00 – 16:00 (gates close at 16:30)
Admission Fee: ¥ 200
* Elementary and junior high school student is ¥50.
* Disabled visitors and his/her companion may enter free of charge (ID must be presented).
* Group discount applies to a party of 30 persons or more.

Access:
Shinjuku Gate
▸ Shinjuku Station South Exit (10 mins walk)
▸ Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station Exit 1 (5 mins walk)
▸ Shinjuku-Sanchome Station Exit E5 (5 mins walk)
Sendagaya Gate
▸ JR Sendagaya Station (5 mins walk)
▸ Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station Exit 5 (5 mins walk)

Visit Date: 11/17/2016 (Best viewing Time: late November to early December)

Hibiya Park (日比谷公園) is a public park that lies between the east gardens of the Imperial Palace, the Shinbashi district and the Kasumigaseki government district. It is Japan’s first western modern park with flowers and trees for all season which makes it a prefect place of relaxation for people working in the nearby business district.

Gorgeous autumn colors are approaching its peak specially around the Shinkei/Kumogata Pond and Open-Air Concert Hall.

Gorgeous fall colors around the Shinkei/Kumogata Pond.

Wooden bridge surrounded by lovely colors.

Beautiful shade of yellow.

View from the wooden bridge.

The maple trees near the first flower garden are already showing a impressive shades of red and orange.

Some nicely colored trees near the Kasumi gate.

Some autumn color behind the tennis court.

Attractive canvas of autumn hues in the Open-Air Concert Hall.


Useful Info:
Hibiya Park Administration Office
Address: (1-6 Hibiya-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 〒100-0012
Inquiries: 03-3501-6428
Admission Fee: Free

Access:

▸ 2-minute walk from Kasumigasaki (Marunouchi line, Chiyoda line) or Hibiya (Hibiya line)
▸ 8-minute walk from Yurakucho (JR Yamanote line)
*Underground toll parking facilities available.