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Three Recommended Spots for Viewing Fall Foliage in Taito Ward



2020.10.22 (Thu)

By Charlotte, long-term Tokyo resident & history-loving traveler

A trip to Japan is recommended in any season, but should you visit in the fall, you can enjoy the autumn colors.
Red maple leaves, yellow ginkgo, and many other deciduous trees take on beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow!
Today, I will recommend some spots for taking in the fall foliage of Taito Ward.

・Ueno Park
Ueno Park is a must-see spot on a visit to Ueno.
Many people come to this park to view cherry blossoms in the spring and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall.
Near the entrance to Ueno Park stands a large ginkgo tree behind the bronze statue of Saigo Takamori, which has become something of a symbol of the park.
You can also enjoy magnificent red foliage in the precincts of Kiyomizu Kannon-do, built in the first half of the 17th century in imitation of Kyoto's famous Kiyomizu Temple.

・Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum is the oldest museum in Japan.
Around the large fountain in front of the building are rows of ginko trees.
A stroll down this path, with gingko leaves creating a yellow carpet, will surely create a wonderful memory of autumn.
You can also enjoy the foliage in the Japanese garden to the north of the main building.
You'll feel a very Japanese atmosphere here.

・Sumida Park
Sumida Park is another spot for enjoying autumn foliage.
The park is located along the Sumida River, about a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Line.
Here you can create a splendid memory of autumn leaves, riverside atmosphere, and Sky Tree.
Sky Tree lights up when the sun sets, so an evening stroll is especially recommended.

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