Autumn Leaves Festival
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Showa Kinen Park is the most beautiful in autumn, with the maple and ginkgo trees blushing in fiery red and yellow. The Ginkgo trees are the first to turn, usually from the end of October, and you can see a boulevard of them lining the 300m-long street heading towards Tachikawa. The momiji and kaede trees, however, present their signature vermillion hues later in mid-November. Best catch this scenic view soon before winter takes over.
During this season, the park stays open in the evening, so you can enjoy the colourful trees all lit up, matching the ambience of the park’s traditional Japanese garden. Kids will love the craft workshop, where they can create lanterns and bookmarks from fallen leaves.