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Autumn Leaves


Autumn Leaves (Fall Foliage) come from cold places.


In Mt. Fuji hillside, it starts in early October.
In Tokyo City, the peak is late November to 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

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


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


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; it's beautiful enough, too.


Hamarikyu Garden in Autumn, Tokyo City, Japan.


More Photos & Practical Guides: Autumn Colors in Hamarikyu Garden, Tokyo City


Meiji Jingu Gaien

Meiji Jingu Gaien is the most famous place for yellow ginkgo leaves in Tokyo. The triangle maidenhair trees lined straight are so beautiful.


Yellow maidenhair trees in Meiji Jingu Gaien


More Photos & Practical Guides: The Easiest Guide of Meiji Jingu Gaien Autumn Leaves Festival


Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is the largest park in Tokyo City, which means the number of autumn trees is the biggest. Not only for the peak season, if you are not sure where to go, Shinjuku Gyoen is the right place.


Red leaves in Shinjuku Gyoen Garden


More Photos & Practical Guides: All About Autumn Leaves in Shinjuku Gyoen Garden


Hibiya Park

Although Hibiya Park is located in the middle of business district in Tokyo City, the autumn leaves around the Japanese pond are loved by many photographers.


Autumn leaves around the pond in Hibiya Park


More Photos & Practical Guides: Guide & Photos of Autumn Leaves in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan


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.


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


More Photos & Practical Guides: Mt. Takao in Japan (Part 1) - a Guide to Tokyo's 3-Star Sightseeing Spot


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


Omotesando Ave. & Yoyogi Park in Harajuku

The most trendy district in Japan is also famous for its autumn colors.


Go to Harajuku Travel Guide

Hagoita Market


Annual Hagoita Market at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa is on 17 - 19 December!


For details, go to All About Hagoita Market in Sensoji Temple, Asakusa

Christmas Lights


Christmas illuminations light up Tokyo in December!

Top Places to View Christmas Lighting in Tokyo



The big Christmas tree & Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.

In Chrismas season, the beautiful Christmas tree becomes a great addition to the views of Tokyo Bay, Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.


From November (depending on the shopping center, building, hotel, etc.)


Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks : 2, 9, 16, 23 December, 19:00 - (around 5 mins)


See more: Why I Push Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks in Winter


Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower in winter.

Tokyo Tower, the icon of Tokyo, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year!


TOKYO TOWER Winter Fantasy RETROSPECTIVE ILLUMINATION 2023: 9:00 - 23:00, 2 - 25 December
Projection Mapping at the Main Deck: 17:00 - 22:20, 2 - 25 December


Link: Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy Official Website



The Baccarat chandelier & lighting in Ebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan.

World's biggest Baccarat chandelier is displayed with lights.


Baccarat Eternal Lights: 11 November, 2023 - 8 January, 2024


Go to Report of Ebisu Winter Lights


Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station with Christmas lighting.

Christmas lights at the central station of Tokyo are famous for being modern and artistic.


December, 2023 (Depending on the street, building, etc.)



The most fashionable street in Japan is lighted up in Christmas season.


Go to Harajuku Guide



Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Mid Town and the streets are filled with lights in the Christmas season.


Until Christmas

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Autumn Leaves



Autumn Colors' peak is late November to early December in Tokyo.
Links to Blog: Autumn Colors in Tokyo City - Red Maple Leaves & Genuine Matcha in Rikugien Garden and more!

Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)



Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast & Report 2023
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.


Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2024 will come in late January, 2024.
Trip Planning Advice for Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Festival Visitors to Japan by a Local

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