© grape Japan Enjoy Fall Colors in Tokyo at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 2018-12-03 Mon 2018-12-03 Mon It's the perfect time to enjoy the fall leaves in Tokyo, where the prime season typically begins in mid-November and ends in early to mid-December. Often mentioned as one of the most beautiful fall destinations in Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens is definitely a favorite spot to enjoy the colors of the seasons for both Tokyo residents and tourists alike. Like a smaller version of Central Park, it stretches across 144 acres over a circumference of 2.17 miles, and combines three different styles, a Formal Garden, a Landscape Garden and a Japanese Traditional Garden. Considered one of the most important gardens dating from the Meiji Era, it was completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, re-designated as a national garden after the Pacific War and then opened to the public. The Japanese Traditional Garden has cherry blossoms in spring and beautiful yellow and red colors in fall. You can enjoy the beautiful stone path arrangements, the pond with ducks and turtles, and other features typical of a Japanese garden. © grape Japan © grape Japan The park is well organized and signs are posted regularly throughout so you can find your way around. © grape Japan There are plenty of open spaces to picnic, play or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery. © grape Japan © grape Japan You can also have a light meal or hot beverage at the tea house, while enjoying the beautiful vista of the garden and Shinjuku city in the background. © grape Japan Information Name: Shinjuku Gyoen National Park Hours: 9:00 - 16:00 (gates close at 16:30) Closings: Every Monday, others (see website below) Admission: 200 JPY for adults, 50 JPY for elementary, junior and high school students, free for infants Nearest station: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Website Fall Destinations Best Places in Japan To View Autumn Leaves Walk Through The Stunning Autumn Leaves Of Kyoto’s Famous Arashiyama Sightseeing Course Leaves Of 4,000 Maple Trees Turn A Gorgeous Crimson At Aichi’s Kōrankei Valley By - Ben K. Source:Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan Tags: fall colors / fall leaves / Koyo / Nature / Park / Shinjuku / Shinjuku Gyoen National Park grape Japan Sightseeing Enjoy Fall Colors in Tokyo at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Related Article Japanese art student creates terrifyingly beautiful forest of despair 6 Most Beautiful Autumn Leaf Viewing Spots in and Around Tokyo Roy to Silo Is An All-Night Parfait Paradise Nestled In The Heart of Shinjuku Photographer Shows How Awesome Japan’s “Lamest Prefecture” Can Look The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens are the oldest in Japan and rich in stories to tell Feel The Autumn In The Middle Of Tokyo – A Great Spot For A Romantic Date Too!