Six Spots in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward To Enjoy The Autumn Scenery

04.November.2020 | SPOT

There’s no better way to embrace autumn in Japan than to take a relaxing stroll in the autumn leaves. There are so many spots around Tokyo where the autumn leaves make for a breathtaking sight you just can’t miss. Today we’ll be introducing you to six spots around Chiyoda Ward which would make for the perfect autumn stroll.

 

Hibiya Park

The 160,000㎡ park is home to maidenhair trees, Japanese maple trees and flowering dogwood. When autumn arrives, the park turns a yellow and red tinge. There is a spectacular row of maidenhair trees in the shape of an “S” which extends from the side of the tennis court near Kasumigaseki. Make sure to also visit Kumogata Pond where the red and yellow leaves reflect off the water’s surface with a relaxing effect.

 

Address: Hibiya Park 1-6, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

 

Yasukuni Shrine

Enter through the shrine’s main gate known as Ōtorii and continue down the path to the main shrine. The 240 metre-long path is lined with beautiful maidenhair trees and stone lanterns, creating a gentle amber path for you to follow. Make sure to visit Kamiike Garden located at the back of the main shrine for a breathtaking scenery of autumn leaves.

 

Address: 3-1-1, Kudankita, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

 

National Diet Building

The eight-lane road facing the National Diet Building is lined with graceful maidenhair trees in perfect symmetry. Enjoy a peaceful stroll around the garden joined to the National Diet Building which is filled with a variety of species of trees. The park changes colour from season to season.

 

Address: Nagatachō 1 Chōme, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

 

Gyōkō-dōri Avenue

This road connects the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station. It represents the gateway to Japan and its rich history and culture. The road is pedestrian-friendly and is lined with an abundance of trees. As autumn falls, the trees turn to yellow and amber, brightening the streets with warm colours.

 

Address: Kokyogaien, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

 

Kitanomaru Park

This park is located among the Edo Castle ruins. The west side of the garden is home to a large area of Japanese Maple trees of different varieties. The autumn leaves pile so high that it was nicknamed the “Momiji-yama” (mountain of autumn leaves). At the peak of autumn, the scenery makes for one of the most beautiful spots in Tokyo.

 

Address: Kitanomaru Park 1-1, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

 

Shimizudani Park

Shimizudani Park is a breath of fresh air hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of busy Tokyo life. You can reach it in just a three-minute walk from Akasaka-mitsuke Station or a five-minute walk from Nagatachō station. The bright red maidenhair leaves create a peaceful atmosphere perfect for relaxation. The park is also home to Ōkubo Toshimichi Memorial which celebrates the life of Ōkubo Toshimichi – a great samurai from the 1800s who is regarded as one of the main founders of modern Japan.

 

Address: Kioicho 2-1, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

 

If you’re in Tokyo and need a break from busy city life, head to one of these spots to put your mind at ease.

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