Meiji Jingu Gaien Autumn Leaves

One of the best places in Tokyo for autumn colours is Meiji Jingu Gaien. Located next to Gaienmae on the Metro Ginza line, this widely advertised street near leading to the Royal Palace and grounds is a spectacular sight. We went last week, and while the golden leaves were sometimes not in full bloom, most seemed to be. There is also a festival area with cheap food, showing of some specialities from local Tokyo restaurants and shops, as well as stalls highlighting some up and coming tourist spots from across Japan. Also don’t forget it’s free!

Meiji_Jingu_Gaien_1View from near the Metro station, towards the palace at the end.

 Meiji_Jingu_Gaien_6Golden leafed trees line both sides of the road.

Meiji_Jingu_Gaien_5Many people come here with a drink or bento, and just relax and enjoy the view.


Meiji_Jingu_Gaien_2There are also a few nice cafes along the road, plus some cheaper places nearer the station.

Meiji_Jingu_Gaien_3Another fun day in Tokyo!

For more places to visit during the Autumn leaves season in Japan, check out Tokyo and Japan autumn colour guides.

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.