“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.