Where To See Fall Foliage In Tokyo

Madeleine Ray

Fall sweeps over Tokyo in a flurry of chestnut flavored desserts, heated vending machine drinks, and red-pigmented leaves dancing in a flurry throughout the city. In Japan the changing of seasons is significant, and the early signs of autumn leading into winter are to be cherished. Here are some gorgeous, sprawling city parks to explore while adventuring out in Tokyo. Take a breath away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan streets, and embrace the warm hues of red, orange, and yellow at these gorgeous destinations.

Asakusa, Inokashira Park, Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Hamarikyu Gardens, Yoyogi Park, Meiji-Jingu Park., Rikugien Gardens, Ueno Park

  • Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan

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  • Inokashira Park, Japan

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      Home to plentiful facilities and even the mythical Studio Ghibli Museum, Inokashira Park is a famed sprawling oasis near the Kichijoji neighborhood that looks beautiful all year. With bright red leaves and crisp temperatures, endless views of gorgeous sprawling lands, and even a shimmering lake, Inokashira Park is easily one of the most beautiful places to enjoy the change of seasons.

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Japan

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      Koishikawa Korakuen Garden features a traditional garden design that lights up with flair come colder months, ruby red trees full of crispy leaves light up throughout the picturesque landscape. Almost 500 Japanese maple trees line the winding park roads, pigmented in distinct shades of cranberry red.

  • Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo, Japan

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      Hamarikyu is a spacious park with the dreamy skyline of Tokyo in the distance of glowing trees of red, orange, and yellow. One of the most beautiful natural spaces in the city, Hamarikyu Gardens is a perfect bayside spot for enjoying the change of seasons while exploring the downtown area of Tokyo.

  • Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan

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      Yoyogi Park is the hangout spot for trendy Shibuya and Harajuku goers, a destination for embracing seasonal change whether it's the cotton-candy pink cherry blossoms of spring or the ruby red-hued transformation of fall. Yoyogi Park is excellent for travelers who want to see the city, but also love exploring gorgeous natural surroundings- because it’s so close to core downtown Tokyo.

  • Meiji-Jingu Park. in Tokyo, Japan

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      Meiji Jingu is a beautiful sprawling shrine just off the edge of Harajuku that offers an authentic look into Japanese aesthetics and picturesque scenery. Take a moment away from crazy shopping hauls and sweet bubble tea drinks and tour this picturesque park area for some prime fall foliage. Glossed over in rich reds and oranges, the fall foliage compliments the gorgeous architecture of the shrine.

  • Rikugien Gardens in Tokyo, Japan

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      Rikugien Gardens are actually considered to be a top destination within the city for its breathtaking fall foliage. Made up of traditional Japanese garden aesthetics and cultivated beauty, these gardens offer guided tours for nature and design lovers seeking to uncover some history and magic in their foliage journey.

  • Ueno Park, Japan

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      This spacious park is easily one of the most exciting to visit in Tokyo, with museums alongside sprawls of gardens and old Japanese architecture, it’s no wonder Ueno Park is considered a top tourist destination year-round. In fall the park displays a picturesque array of auburn foliage within its well-kept grounds, check out what seasonal displays are taking place, explore ginkgo tree-lined avenues and relax lakeside with your favorite tea in hand.