Experience Japan’s Autumn Foliage

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“Momijigari” is the Japanese tradition of visiting scenic areas in fall when maple tree leaves turn red.

Luckily, you can experience it without leaving the capital!

Here is a list of autumn leaves festival you can’t miss!

The Mitake Gorge Autumn Colors Festival

  • One of the best autumn-color viewing spots in Tokyo.
  • Held from late October to late November along the banks of the Tamagawa River.
  • Enjoy hiking tours, street stalls, and beautiful illumination.

The Tenku Autumn Leaves Festival

The Tenku Autumn Leaves Festival is also not to be missed.

  • Held around mid-October on Mt. Mitake.
  • The festival also includes a violin concert, geisha performances, and a ninja experience and training event.

The Mount Takao Autumn Leaves Festival

  • Held in November
  • Tokyo’s Mount Takao comes alive with the sounds of taiko drums, dances, and orchestras.

The Koyo Autumn Leaves Festival

  • Held in Showa Memorial Park
  • A quiet event where visitors can stroll through the park’s Japanese Garden enjoying the yellow gingko trees and red maples and topping the day off by attending a genuine tea ceremony.


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