Autumn – Foliage Special Feature

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AutumnAutumn – Off to see the beautiful fall colors

Famous Locations in Kanto Region for autumn colors

NikkoTochigi Prefecture

Nikko – Tochigi Prefecture

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

Passes we recommend to get to this spot

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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Ueno ParkTokyo

Ueno Park – Tokyo

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

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket (東京フリーきっぷ)

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass)

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu ShrineKanagawa 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
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

Kamakura-Enoshima Pass

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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OkutamaTokyo

Okutama – Tokyo

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

Suica

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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Mitake GorgeTokyo

Mitake Gorge – Tokyo

Typical viewing dates Typically early to mid-November
Location Mitake, Ome City, Tokyo
Things to see in the area

Things to see

Mitake Gorge 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 and pass

Suica

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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As of October 2018.
Prices, business hours, transportation and other details are subject to change.