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Tokyo Fall Foliage 2023: Top Tourist Spots to Visit in Tokyo During Autumn

Autumn in Tokyo is the perfect time to experience the capital’s great outdoors without worrying about getting too cold or too hot. If you are looking to visit Tokyo in the fall, check out the top tourists to visit during this time.

Autumn in Japan is expected to fall (no pun intended) in the fourth week of October and last until the first week of December. There are so many worthwhile things to do in Tokyo in the fall, and one of them is to visit the picture-perfect spots in Tokyo that look like they are straight from paintings with their hues of red, orange, and yellow.

If you are visiting Tokyo from October to December, here are the top tourist places you should visit:

1. Ueno Park

This spacious public park in Taito is quite a popular spot during cherry blossom and fall foliage seasons. It is located a few steps from Ueno Station so it’s pretty accessible.

  • Admission: Free

  • Hours: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Daily)

  • Address: Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan

2. Rikugien Gardens

Built in 1700, Rikugien Gardens has a rich history. Rikugi means “Garden of the Six Principles,” which refers to the six elements in waka poetry.

  • Admission:

  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Daily)

  • Address: 6 Chome-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0021, Japan

3. Hamarikyu Gardens

This beautiful traditional Japanese garden in Chuo was once a feudal lord's villa. The garden is known for its vibrant autumn foliage.

  • Admission: 300 yen

  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Daily)

  • Address: Chūō, Tokyo, Japan

4. Hibiya Park

This 22-hectare park in Chiyoda is home to flowerbeds that are lush, thick, and colorful, blooming all around the year in all sorts of different colors. Hibiya Park becomes even more stunning in the fall.

  • Admission: Free

  • Hours: 24 hours

  • Address: 1 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0012, Japan

5. Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

This large public park in Shinjuku and Shibuya was originally a private garden of a feudal lord during the Edo period. It is divided into three sections: the Japanese Garden, the English Garden, and the French Garden. Wherever you go, Shinjuku Gyoen National Park shines during autumn.

  • Admission: 200 yen

  • Hours: 9:00 AM -4:00 PM (Daily)

  • Address: 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014, Japan

6. Meijijingu Gaien

Originally a private garden of the Meiji Emperor, this spacious park in Shibuya and Shinjuku is home to a variety of trees and flowers, including many that are popular for their autumn foliage.

  • Admission: 500 yen

  • Hours: 24 hours

  • Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0013, Japan

7. Showa Memorial Park

Dedicated in memory of Emperor Showa, this park in Tachikawa has one of the most stunning autumn foliage scenes in Toko.

  • Admission: 450 yen

  • Hours: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Daily)

  • Address: 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-0014, Japan

8. Mizumoto Park

This traditional Japanese garden in Kita houses a variety of plants and trees, including maples, which turn a brilliant red in the fall. Mizumoto Park is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike to enjoy the autumn foliage.

  • Admission: 300 yen

  • Hours: 24 hours

  • Address: 3-2 Mizumotokoen, Katsushika City, Tokyo 125-0034, Japan

9. Yoyogi Park

As one of the most popular parks in Tokyo, you can expect crowds at Yoyogi Park any time of day. This large public park is home to a variety of activities and attractions, including a large pond, a jogging track, a baseball field, and a number of gardens. Yoyogi Park is also a popular spot for people-watching and is often used as a filming location for movies and television shows.

  • Admission: Free

  • Hours: 24 hours

  • Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan

10. Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao is a great place to visit in the autumn for its beautiful fall foliage. The mountain is located in Hachioji, Tokyo, and is easily accessible by train. There are several hiking trails to choose from, ranging from easy to challenging. The views from the top of the mountain are stunning, and there are also several temples and shrines to visit.


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