Enjoy the perfectly shaped, sunset-yellow ginkgo trees that form a 300m-long boulevard stretching between Gaienmae and Aoyama-itchome stations. This is Tokyo’s quintessential autumn scenery, which has graced countless Instagram accounts. The best time to visit is towards the end of November.
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 2021 autumn leaves forecast for Tokyo and Japan