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Appreciating Autumn in Tokyo

Appreciating Autumn in Tokyo


Posted By on Nov 2, 2015

As the countryside and mountainous areas of Japan burst into autumn’s hues of gold, red and orange, the major cities often feel underwhelming. Exploring a concrete jungle may be entertaining, but there’s nothing more refreshing than a taste of autumn’s nature.  Staying in cities for the duration of your stay in Japan? No need to worry. There are plenty of chances to appreciate autumn in big cities. In Kyoto, there...

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Day 1 & 2 When we left Honolulu, the airport was packed with so many people and the security check-in line was incredibly long. For some, it took more than 30 minutes to clear security. The Hawaiian Airlines flight stopped flying to Sapporo via Sendai today so we were the last customers. There was no special treatment from them.  Too bad! The Air Terminal Hotel at Chitose airport was very convenient for our late arrival. Some...

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       The Japanese maidenhair tree, known as ichou, is one of the most beautiful displays of beauty when autumn comes. Near Gaienmae Station awaits one of the most popular sights for these trees, Jingu Gaien. Here, the Jingu Gaien Ichou Matsuri is held every year for visitors to admire nature’s beauty while feasting on festival food and enjoying entertainment.   Held until the beginning of December (Dec. 8), this year’s festival...

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Rikugien, located near JR Komagome Station in northern Tokyo, is a beautiful traditional garden that is visited by international and local visitors alike throughout the seasons. In addition to its daytime opening, Rikugien hosts events during different times of the year to give visitors a glimpse of the garden’s beautiful offerings at night time. One such event is Rikugien’s Autumn Leaves Light-up. Rikugien illuminates autumn’s...

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Tachikawa’s Showa Kinen Park is a giant space dedicated to outdoor leisurely activities and a collection of flowers and trees throughout the seasons. Many head to the park on the weekends to enjoy family time, sports, barbecues, and lounging in the park’s fresh air. Each season brings about a new side of nature’s beauty. In autumn, it takes the form of fall foliage.   The Autumn Leaves Festival at Showa Kinen Park...

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Mejiro Teien, a small garden located a short walk from Mejiro Station, is one of the lesser known yet beautiful offerings of Tokyo. While a stroll through the garden doesn’t take more than 15 minutes, those drawn to its beauty can remain for hours in admiration. It contains all the elements of a Japanese garden which balance nature and architecture in harmony. Stepping stones across streams, a gazebo, and many areas of rest are...

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