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Autumn Leaf Spots in Tokyo 「東京の紅葉」

It’s that time of the year where Japan is engulfed in hues of red, yellow, orange, magenta and brown .  Autumn leaves are referred to in Japanese as kōyō (黄葉, yellow leaves) or momiji (紅葉, crimson leaves).  

momiji

Fortunately, you don’t have to leave the city to enjoy Fall foliage.  Here are two of my favourite spots in town where you can enjoy it.

Arisugawa Park (有栖川宮記念公園) in a lovely park located in Hiroo. Probably one of the most popular parks among the foreigners in Tokyo. It’s quiet and it looks amazing in every Season. Free entrance. Closest station: Hiroo (Hibiya Line).

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

The other garden is inside the Nezu Museum  (根津美術館) in Aoyama. I blogged about this park before (check out the garden in Summer). You can access the garden with your Museum entrance ticket. Inside, there’s a lovely tea house perfect for a break after wandering around the park. Entrance Fee: Adults ¥1000, Students¥800 . Closest Station: Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzōmon and Chiyoda Lines. Exit A5 or Exit B3, if you need to use an elevator).

Nezu Museum

Momiji in Nezu Museum

Nezu Museum

Momiji in Nezu Museum

Other Fall Foliage spots in town: the beautiful Golden Gingkos along Tokyo’s Icho Namiki (Gingko Avenue), Shinjuku Park, Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Yoyogi Park, and Rikugien (more info about these spots HERE)

momiji

Famous Haikus for Fall  by Matsuo Basho

“all night
autumn winds
being heard
behind mountains”

bright red
the pitiless sun
autumn winds”

 

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

6 Comments

    • Thank you. These gardens are stunning in every Season 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Free Spirit Mystic.

    • Thanks Prudence. Japan is beautiful in every Season, but Fall is my fav! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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