YELLOW IN THE FALL
When the gingko leaves start to turn golden yellow in the fall, many parks in Tokyo containing massive trees offers excellent walking paths.
From Shiba Park, Hama-rikyu Gardens is a 30-minute walk. Cosmos flowers are in full bloom this season.
1-1 Hama-rikyu Teiein, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
7-minute walk from Tameike and Tsukiji Shijomae subway stations on the Toei Oedo Line
In autumn, the entire field gets washed in orange.(photo by Tokyo metropolitan association)
Shiba Park is a municipal park that covers 120,000 square meters encircling Zojoji, the family temple of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
between 1-chome through 4-chome, Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2-minute walk from Akabane subway station on the Toei Oedo Line; or 5-minute walk from Daimon subway station on the Toei Asakusa and Oedo
The Great Gingko that was planted 400 years ago by the third Shogun Iemitsu still stands in the approach to the Shiba Toshogu Shrine.
Rinshi-no-Mori Park in Meguro is a famous site for its fall foliage from many of Tokyo’s old-growth trees.
RISHI NO MORI PARK
2-6-11 Koyamadai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
10-minute walk from Musashi-Koyama Station on the Tokyu Meguro Line or by subway on the Toei Mita Line or Namboku Line
Musicians gather from all over to perform “Concerts in the Park”
At Waseda University,gingko branches reaching high into the sky glitter with leaves of gold in the afrenoon sun.
1-6-1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
5-minute walk from Waseda subway station on the Tozai Line
This time of year, the campus become even livelier as students prepare for autumn festivals.
Leaves from Japanese elms and gingkos flutter down on a Sunday toward the end October. Teens and tourists headed for Takeshita-dori crowd around Harajuku train station.
1-chome Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Minutes from JR Harajuku Station or Meiji Jingumae subway station on the Chiyoda Line
The station itself has Old World charm unusual for the Yamate Line.
In late November, gingko trees lining the street in front of the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery (Seitoku Kinen Kaiga-kan) form a glowing canopy
SEITOKU KINEN KAIGA-KAN
1-1 Kasumigaokacho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
5-minute walk from JR Shinanomachi Station, or from Kokuritsu Kyogijo subway station on the Toei Oedo Line
The row of trees were planted at an angle that most beautifully frames the Gallery when seen from the main street.
This information was written in July 2015.
paintings copyright ©Rumiko Hotta