Every year from October to December, hordes of Tokyoites make the exodus out of town to classic autumn-leaf destinations like Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone and even Kyoto. And if you do so, don't forget to take advantage of these Go to Travel hotel deals and JR train/shinkansen passes.
However, if you prefer not to travel, there are still plenty of gardens and parks right here in the city to catch the brilliant autumn colours from mid-to-late November. Here are our top picks of historic retreats, lush parks and lesser-known viewing locations, all in or close to Tokyo. For the particularly energetic folks, we recommend these scenic bike routes and hikes.
BEFORE YOU GO: The 2020 autumn leaves forecast for Tokyo and Japan