Autumn – Off to see the beautiful fall colors

Nikko – Tochigi Prefecture

Nikko – Tochigi Prefecture

Typical viewing dates Typically from late October to early November
Location Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
Links

Nikko Kinugawa Travel Guide

Things to see in the area

Things to see

The Shrines and Temples of Nikko are a World Heritage Site, and the autumn trees have brilliant colors, particularly at their height. The beauty of the autumn colors around the cultural treasures make this a must-see in autumn. There are spots for autumn leaves to be found in Nikko in addition to those around the shrines and temples. The trees in the vicinity provide the most magnificent autumn colors in all of the Kanto region, and those of Lake Yunoko color the lakeside and Iroha Zaka, hills with sequential kana markers placed at each curve. Other wonderful locations are Senjogahara with grasses and bushes that turn beautiful autumn colors, and Kegon Autumn and Ryuzu Autumns, noted for their beauty.

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Ueno Park – Tokyo

Ueno Park – Tokyo

Typical viewing dates Typically from early November to mid-December
Location Taito-ku, Tokyo
Links

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Things to see in the area

Things to see

Ueno Park was designated as a public park, the first in Japan, in 1873. The park grounds include a zoo, science and art museums and other cultural facilities, as well as temples, a mix of old and new that people of all ages come to see. The mountain in Ueno Park, known as one of the best spots in Tokyo for cherry blossoms, is also wonderful for autumn leaves, with views of brilliant maples and ginkgos everywhere.

Getting there

Location

Location – Ueno Park

Access

Access – Ueno Park

Recommended prepaid e-money card and pass

Suica

For moving about Tokyo, we recommend the Suica, a pass for train fare so you don't have to stop to buy tickets at the vending machines.

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket (東京フリーきっぷ)

This pass is valid for one day of unlimited rides on regular cars on local and rapid trains (unreserved seating), subways, the Nippori-Toneri Liner, Tokyo Toden streetcar and the Toei Bus system within the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass)

Highly recommended, this pass provides one day of unlimited rides on regular cars on local and rapid trains (unreserved seating) within the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.

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Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine – Kanagawa Prefecture

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine – Kanagawa Prefecture

Typical viewing dates Typically from late November to early December
Location Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
Visitor information Open all year-round (the museum is closed on September 15 and for exhibit changes)
Visiting hours:
Office
Summer (April to September): 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Winter (October to March): 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Museum
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission:
Museum – elementary school children: 100 yen, junior high school students and older: 200 yen
All other areas: Free of charge
Links

Kanagawa Travel Info

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

Things to see in the area

Things to see

The grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, known as a symbol of Kamakura, are filled with historical structures. The ample natural features can be enjoyed throughout the seasons of the year, and in fall, the leaves color the temple grounds in a mysterious manner.

Getting there

Location

Location – Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

Access

Access – Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

Recommended prepaid e-money card and pass

Suica

For moving about Tokyo, we recommend the Suica, a pass for train fare so you don't have to stop to buy tickets at the vending machines.

Kamakura-Enoshima Pass

We recommend this pass for a day of unlimited travel in the Kamakura-Enoshima area on JR lines, Enoshima Electric Railway and the Shonan Monorail to enjoy the temples and shrines of the former capital of Kamakura and for strolls around the Enoshima area.

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Okutama – Tokyo

Okutama – Tokyo

Typical viewing dates Typically late October to late November
Location Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo
Links

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Okutama Information Center

Things to see in the area

Things to see

Located about two hours away from Tokyo Station on the Chuo and Ome Lines, Okutama is known for its many gigantic trees, and visitors can enjoy forests and pristine rivers here to their heart's content. Attractions include delicious soba on the shore of Lake Okutama and the Okutama Water and Nature House, where you can learn about nature. Okutama is popular as an oasis of nature within the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. A refuge of tranquility, Lake Okutama's surface reflects the image of trees and the nearby mountain ridge, and the vivid colors of the trees in fall are a soothing feature of the area. One way to enjoy the local natural beauty is to rent a car and drive from Okutama Station to the lake.

Getting there

Location

Location – Okutama

Access

Access – Okutama

Recommended prepaid e-money card

Suica

For moving about Tokyo, we recommend the Suica, a pass for train fare so you don't have to stop to buy tickets at the vending machines.

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Mitake Gorge – Tokyo

Mitake Gorge – Tokyo

Typical viewing dates Typically early to mid-November
Location Mitake, Ome City, Tokyo
Links

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Association of Ome-City Sightseeing Secretariat

Things to see in the area

Things to see

Mitake Valley is located just outside of JR Mitake Station, about 1 hour, 40 minutes from Tokyo Station on the Chuo and Ome Lines. Selected as one of the top 100 locations for excellent water in Japan, Mitake Valley has beautiful scenery. With four kilometers of walking paths along both sides of the valley, many visitors come to enjoy the vivid colors in fall and the pristine flow of water. Located nearby is Mount Mitake, revered since ancient times as a holy mountain. The summit, which can be reached in six minutes by cable car from Mitake-san Station, is recommended for its beautiful view.

Getting there

Location

Location – Mitake Gorge

Access

Access – Mitake Gorge

Recommended prepaid e-money card

Suica

For moving about Tokyo, we recommend the Suica, a pass for train fare so you don't have to stop to buy tickets at the vending machines.

As of October 2017.
Prices, business hours, transportation and other details are subject to change.

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