Autumn Forecast in Tokyo 2018

Once summer is over and it starts getting cooler, it is soon time for the autumn season! Starting in October from Hokkaido, colorful fall season can be enjoyed throughout early to mid December across Japan.

That being said, coloring of the leaves largely depends on the proximal weather. Therefore, it can vary every year which makes the travel planning somewhat complex..

This year, it is forecasted that the temperature in October and November is as per usual, therefore we should be able to enjoy some coloring of the leaves as early as early November.

Photoshoot in Shinjuku gyoen park in Tokyo

Photo by Shinji


Haven’t set your itinerary for your trip to Tokyo this fall? Well, try to schedule it so that you can be in Japan mid/late November until early December! You are more likely to catch the autumn foliage at its peak!



Recommended Location for Autumn Photoshoot

Below are some of the popular locations in Tokyo to enjoy the fall season. Some locations start to color slightly earlier than others depending on the types of tree and the location.


Showa memorial park


• Timing: Mid November – Early December
• Must see: Yellow ginkyo trees by the water fountain and the Japanese garden decorated with red and yellow leaves

Autumn colors

Photo by coniferconifer


One Autumn Afternoon

Photo by Reginald Pentinio


Address: 3173 Midorichō, Tachikawa-shi, Tōkyō-to 190-0014



Shinjuku Gyoen Park 


• Timing: Early November – Early December
• Must see: 3 different gardens to enjoy, Japanese, tree tunnel, and English garden


Photo by ikumi C


Autumn at shinjuku gyoen

Photo by Atibordee Kongprepan


Address: 11 Naitōmachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0014



Rikugien Park


• Timing: Late November – Early December
• Must see: The lighting up at night (Sunset onward until 9pm) is just spectacular!


Photo by Kyle Hasegawa



Photo by Makoto Nakashima


Address: 6 Chome-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 113-0021




Hibiya Park


• Timing: Mid November – Early December
• Must do: Enjoy the amazing view from the cable car. Immerser yourself in the grand nature in Tokyo!

Projectile vomiting crane and autumn leaves at Hibiya Park

Photo by Big Ben in Japan


Address: Hibiyakoen, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 100-0012





Mt. Takao


• Timing: Mid November – Early December
• Must do: Enjoy the amazing view from the cable car. Immerser yourself in the grand nature in Tokyo!

Fallen Leaves

Photo by Yoshikazu TAKADA


Meiji Memorial Forest Takao Quasi-National Park_05

Photo by ajari


Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844


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