It’s autumn, which means it’s nearly time to see the beautiful autumn leaves (紅葉) of Japan. But when you’re in Tokyo, one of the biggest concrete jungles in the world, it can be hard to know where to go to see the beautiful autumn leaves and enjoy nature. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy list of the BEST places to visit in Tokyo for those wanting to see the beautiful autumn leaves!
Yoyogi park is a popular park to visit in any season but it is particularly famous for it’s autumn landscape. All the trees in the park turn a wonderful shade of orange and red and the view is truly spectacular! There is also a huge lake which people like to sit next to and enjoy a picnic! If you’re in Tokyo this autumn, this is one place you HAVE to go!
2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052
If you’re willing to go on a day trip outside of central Tokyo, then Mount Takao is somewhere you have to visit! Mount Takao is one of the closest mountains to central Tokyo and it’s absolutely gorgeous – particularly in autumn! Mount Takao is famous for it’s amazing chairlift which is definitely one of the best places to see the autumn leaves!
The Imperial Palace is known for it’s amazing Japanese gardens throughout the grounds. These gardens get even more beautiful during autumn when the trees turn bright red. The scenery as a whole screams Japan, if you’re interested in traditional Japanese culture this is the place to go for you!! You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to historical Japan!
Inokashira park is gorgeous in autumn particularly due to the huge lake in the center that you can go boat riding on! You can enjoy the beautiful autumn colors whilst relaxing in a boat on the lake. The boats cost 700yen for an hours and can fit two people in. For more information, CLICK HERE.
1 Chome-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0005
Everyone knows that the Meguro River in Tokyo is well known for cherry blossom viewing but not many know that it’s also beautiful in autumn! The leaves all turn red and orange and fall into the river, creating a beautiful scenery! It’s also significantly less busy in autumn making it a much more enjoyable experience!
The Rikugien Gardens are some truly beautiful traditional Japanese style gardens located in Tokyo. They are without a doubt most famous for their beautiful autumn scenery. The gardens are fairly big meaning there’s loads to explore! Even if you don’t go to Tokyo in autumn you should definitely try to visit these gardens anyway as they are beautiful in any season!
6 Chome-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0021
If you’re looking to see an amazing view of Tokyo Tower amongst the autumn leaves, Shiba Park is the place to go!! Shiba park is famous for it’s amazing view of Tokyo Tower due to it being located right next to the tower! But it’s even more amazing in autumn! The colors of the tower and the autumn leaves compliment each other very well creating an amazing scenery!
4 Chome-10-17 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011
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