Information about Tokyo autumn leaves…

Koyo season has come in Japan –(Koyo is the leaves start to lose their green and turn into hues of red and yellow.)
People enjoy the sights of breathtaking colored foliage before winter sets in.

There are many spots to see autumn leaves in Tokyo.
Here are some recommended picturesque sightseeing spots to enjoy autumn leaves in Tokyo.

【Showa Kinen Park】
・Best time to see: Early to late November
・Access: 15 minutes on foot from JR Tachikawa Station
Showa Kinen Park is a large national park in Tachikawa City.
This park is well known for ginkgo trees and their leaves a glimmer gold in the autumn sun.
The ginkgo trees around the main entrance and the maples around the park's Japanese garden are recommended spots.

・Best time to see:Mid to late November
・Access: 5 minutes on foot from Keio Line Takaosanguchi Station
Mt.Takao, the mountains west of central Tokyo is one of Tokyo's most popular autumn color spots.
Mt.Takao is easily accessible from Shinjuku on Keio line to Takaosanguchi station.
There is both a cable car and a lift system to ferry people.
There are nice views from the cable car and if you have a time, you can also enjoy hiking with appreciating colored leaves.

【Shinjuku Gyoen】
・Best time to see:Early November to early December
・Access: 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Shinjuku Gyoenmae station or 10 minutes on foot from JR Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Gyoen is one of Tokyo's largest forested parks with 20,000 trees
and an attractive place to escape the city and see some autumn colors.
Some of the best areas in the park to see the changing leaves are the Japanese garden and the Momijiyama ("Maple Mountain").

・Best time to see:Mid November to early December
・Access: 7 minutes on foot from JR Komagome Station
In this garden, a big pond with some islands surrounded by trees is showing an imitation of famous Japanese beautiful place.
Numerous maples trees turn the garden into one of Tokyo's best autumn color spot.
From the third week in November through the first week in December,
the garden is light up in the night until 21:00 for your leaf-viewing pleasure.

Just walking in the streets brings the pleasure of seeing the foliage turn into hues of red and yellow.
Please see and enjoy Koyo season in Tokyo!