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Autumn Foliage

Meiji Jingu Gaien Park
The 300m Icho Namiki is the popular, ginkgo lined avenue in Meiji Jingu Gaien Park. The uniquely trimmed ginkgo trees turn a radiant golden color in late November to early December, drawing crowds of people to stroll under the tunnel of golden yellow created by 146 gingko trees.

Best viewing: Late November to early December
Access: 5 minutes by taxi from the hotel

Hama-Rikyu Onshi Teien Garden
Located alongside Tokyo Bay, Hama Rikyu features seawater ponds which change level with the tides, and a teahouse where visitors can rest and enjoy the scenery.  This park offers plenty of maple, ginkgo and other trees that show their beautiful autumn foliage between late November and early December.

Best viewing: Late November to early December
Access: About 15 minutes by subway Toei Oedo line (Shiodome station)

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden
One of the largest gardens located in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku. This garden consists of 3 sections; a traditional Japanese garden, an English landscape garden, and a formal French garden. Be prepared to be mesmerized in various kinds of autumn foliage in the 58.7 hectares and circumference of 3.5 km garden.

Best viewing: Late November to middle of December
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (gates close at 4:30 p.m.)
Admission Fee: JPY 200
Access: About 15 minutes by subway Toei Oedo line (Tocho-mae station)

Yoyogi Park
Adjacent to the Harajuku Station in central Tokyo, Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo. It shares space with the renowned shrine, “Meiji Shrine”. With over one hundred acres of trees, flowers, and water features, this park is the perfect place for viewing autumn foliage or picnic.

Best viewing: Late November to middle of December
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (gates close at 4:30 p.m.)
Access: About 15 minutes by taxi

Rikugien Garden
Rikugien Garden is regarded as one of Tokyo's most visited spots to enjoy the ravishing autumn foliage. During the annual evening light-up event, the opening hour is extended until 9:00PM. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the autumn leaves in ostentatious colors sparkle in reflection on the pond. This limited-time event is a must see while in Tokyo during autumn.

Best viewing: Late November to middle of December
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Access: About 30 minutes by taxi
Admission fee: JPY 300

Light-up event:
Duration: November 18 – December 6, 2017 
Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (gates close at 8:30 p.m.)