Nov/2 - 24, 2019 Autumn Leaves Festival in Showa Memorial Park3.7
from 11/2 '19 to 11/24 '19
Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Park) is a 180ha-wide park in Tachikawa City, Tokyo and one of the best spots viewing the colors of autumn in Japan.
There are two Ginkgo Avenues ; one is along the canal near Tachikawa Gate. 106 ginkgo trees line up along 200-meter long avenue, and gingko reflected in the water is also beautiful. The other one is at the sports area in the middle of the park, and is called "Katarai Promenade". A golden tunnel made by 98 ginkgo trees line along the 300-meter long street. You can enjoy seeing yellow leaves contrast with the autumn blue sky, and walking on a golden carpet of fallen leaves.
Also, there is a huge Japanese garden with lots of maple trees. The red of maple trees really enhances the beautiful view of the garden.
Also, there are various events such as a nature tour, a guide tour of Japanese Garden, and a tea ceremony scheduled.
And between the 2 and 24 on Nov., Ginkgo trees are illuminated at night.
Dates : around late-October to late-November
Access : a 2-min walk from JR Nishi-Tachikawa Station or a 10-min walk from JR Tachikawa Station
Admission : 450 yen / adult (15-years and older), Free / child, 210 yen / 65-year and older
Opening Hours: 9:30〜16:30 *Nov.1 - the end of Feb.
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Purposeeasily accessible,nature,family,autumn foliage,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Tachikawa sta. (about 800m) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
It’s truely a magical place in autumn because of the autumn 🍂, it’s so beautiful. The Japanese garden inside the park is a must visit. The Japanese style landscaping and the red and yellow leaves are a perfect match.
The park is popular with both locals and tourist. Having said that, it’s mostly peaceful and tranquil. A perfect place to get away the hustle and bustle of Tokyo city.
The park is MASSIVE, get the most comfortable pairs of shoe, prepare to walk for at least 4 hours if you want to visit every corner of the park.
5.02 months ago
The park is quite vast and has many beautiful spots for kids and adults. The ginkgo colors were quite breathtaking especially when the sun is our, but there was a ton of people. I really appreciated the different sections, including the simple open field, the various gardens, frisbee golf course, kids areas, and bike paths. The restaurants/stalls were not overly priced, though I would recommend bring your own food as the food inside the park was rather plain. There are also lots of restrooms placed throughout the park (I remember the map marked at least 40 or 50).
I also appreciate that disabled and one caretaker can go in for free.
5.0a week ago
A very good and big park in Tokyo. It provides a different landscape in each of the four seasons spring, summer, autumn and winter. The entry fee is 300 yen. I have been there twice, both in autumn. During autumn, most of the trees are covered in delightful colours and famous ginko trees line up is the famous tourist spot.
This park provides rental cycles to ride around in the park. All types of cycles, single wheel, bicycle, double cycle, etc. are provided. Separate lanes are paved for the cyclists. The rental fee for bicycle is 300~400 yen for 3 hrs.
4.02 months ago
Actually 4.5 stars, but chose 4 over 5 because of the prices: affordable but you don't really want to pay them. ¥450 for adults (over 15 years old). Rented a bike for ¥420. Rode around and it was real fun, perfect weather and the leaves were out. Worth it if you visit during the fall season.
5.02 months ago
It was nice in the fall. Unfortunately not everyone disposes of their litter properly but overall very clean. Be ready to walk a fair distance if you want to do the whole loop.