Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo

Autumn Leaves


Autumn Colors' peak comes to Tokyo City in late November - early December!

The Best Season for Autumn Leaves in Japan


Mt. Fuji Hillside: Early October


Nikko (Lake Chuzenji): Early - Middle October


Hiraizumi (a World Heritage Site in North Japan): Late October - Early November


Lake Kawaguchi Autumn Leaves Festival (at the foot of Mt. Fuji): Middle November


Mt. Takao (hiking trails with a unique culture in Western Tokyo): Middle November


Kamakura: Late November - Early December (Same to Tokyo City)

The Best Spots for Autumn Colors in Tokyo


Rikugien Gardens

The Japanese garden built by samurais is very famous for its huge maple tree turned red. There are many beautiful spots to see inside Rikugien Garden. You can have a cup of matcha in the traditional style at the tea houses, too.


The garden is lighted up in the evening!
Sunset - 21:00, 17 November - 9 December


The huge, famous maple tree in Rikugien Garden, Tokyo, Japan.


More Photos & Practical Guides: Photos & Reports of Autumn Colors of Leaves in Rikugien Gardens


Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is one of the best autumn leaf spots in Tokyo. There are many maple trees around the pond, which has the essence of beauty of Japanese gardens.

Autumn leaves in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo, Japan.


More Photos & Practical Guides: The Japanese Garden of Koishikawa Korakuen ? Autumn Colors in Tokyo City


Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao is a 3-Star tourist spot in Western Tokyo, which is popular among anyone from serious hikers to casual tourists. Yakuoin Temple in the hillside has a unique culture of shugen.
Mt. Takao Maple Leaf Festival is held on 1 - 30 November.

Autumn in Yakuoin Temple in Mt. Takao, Tokyo, Japan.


Kiyosumi Garden

Kiyosumi Garden is another beautiful Japanese garden in Tokyo. As far as I see it, the specialty of this garden is early kinds of autumn leaves such as haze. You can see Tokyo Skytree from this garden.


Kiyosumi Garden in Autumn, Tokyo City, Japan.


More Photos & Practical Guides: Early Autumn Leaves in Kiyosumi Garden


Hamarikyu Garden

Hamarikyu Garden is a famous Japanese garden in the bay side district of Tokyo. If you are visiting Japan for autumn leaves, I advise you to visit Rikugien or Koishikawa Korakuen Garden rather than Hamarikyu. But I'm not saying Hamarikyu Garden is disappointing, so it depends on your schedule whether you choose this place or not.


Hamarikyu Garden in Autumn, Tokyo City, Japan.


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Go shopping in the beautiful streets lined by yellow maidenhair trees!

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Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)



Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast & Report 2018
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.


Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2019 will come in late January, 2019.
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