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Fall feelings: These are the best spots to see autumn leaves in Tokyo!

Tokyo Tower

Japan’s cherry blossom season is famous all over the world, but actually, the “autumn foliage season” is also a popular season you shouldn’t miss. The best time to catch the gorgeous autumn leaves in Tokyo is from late November to early December. In this article, we will introduce wonderful autumnal spots in the city where you will get “fall feelings” while visiting great tourist attractions and museums!

Shiba Park

Tokyo Tower
Shiba Park is a big park near Tokyo Tower. In this park, you can take pictures of the beautiful autumn scenery with Tokyo Tower as the backdrop. When you enter Shiba Park from Onarimon Station, Tokyo Tower rises right in front of you. Try to take a picture with the yellow Ginkgo leaves and the orange Tokyo Tower!
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/wHfvaDxPtZ6DzAKS8
Nearest station: Onarimon Station

Nezu Museum

The Nezu Museum

Nezu Art Museum is a fascinating art museum specializing in East Asian art designed by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The wonderful Japanese garden of this museum with tiny teahouses and stone statues has a lot of trees with gorgeous autumn leaves, so you can enjoy them while taking a walk through the garden. Tips: the autumn leaves seen from the large windows of the garden cafe are exceptional!

Nezu Museum

Nezu Museum

A picturesque scene inside the large Japanese garden

6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PNYLVRnim1wQKUZn9
Nearest station: Omotesando Station

Read more: Architecture, Asian art, Japanese garden, and a garden cafe. “Nezu Museum” has everything you want!

Jingu Gaien Icho Namiki (Ginkgo Avenue)

Icho Namiki, the famous Ginkgo Avenue

Icho Namiki, the Ginkgo Avenue, is a street with bright yellow ginkgo trees lined up like candles on a birthday cake. It’s marvelous. The annual “Ginkgo Festival” (Icho Matsuri) is held from late November to early December. During this time, the whole area tends to get really crowded and unless you don’t get up very early in the morning, you won’t be able to take photos with a lot of people in them. But if you enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of Japanese festivals, this is the place to go!

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/LtSaKdhsg7c9xmoC8
Along Route 414, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Icho Matsuri: http://www.jingugaien-ichomatsuri.jp
Nearest station: Gaienmae Station, Aoyama-itchome Station, Shinanomachi Station

More colorful spots to catch wonderful autumn leaves in Tokyo:

Arisugawa Shrine Memorial Park

Autumn leaves spots

Autumn leaves spots

A huge park with a waterfall and koi fish pond. An urban oasis with a lot of beautiful autumn leaves!
5-7-29 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/9rnvvN7EFoJBRiyf8

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Gardens

A traditional Japanese garden with a long history. Located in the Takeshiba area which is undergoing a redevelopment.
1-4 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cZcykdpKVUjZLekx7

Read more: Have you ever been to a Japanese garden?

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Teien Museum

An Art-deco museum inside a real art-deco building. The huge Western-style garden is perfect for a walk!
5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/EET8vFD9hUzRNAcV6

Read more: A garden museum on rainy days? – A visit to Teien Art Museum, an Art Deco villa surrounded by a beautiful garden

Even in the heart of Tokyo, there are many autumnal spots where you can enjoy the Japanese fall season to its fullest. With only a couple of weeks to go, we hope that you will have a wonderful autumn season in Tokyo!

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I was born and raised in Kiel/Germany. When I was 16 I came to Japan for the first time. I fell in love with this beautiful country, so I returned after my university graduation. Since then, I have been living in Tokyo - and I don't plan to change anything about that ;-) My hobbies are taking a stroll around the city, taking photos and drinking coffee.

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