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).
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).
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).
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)
Famous Haikus for Fall by Matsuo Basho
the pitiless sun
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