There are numerous fantastic spots to enjoy autumn's color across Tokyo, and the Chiyoda Ward Tourism Association recently published a list of 5 top ones in their part of the city. If you're looking for some fall foliage inspiration, be sure to check these destinations out!
Hibiya Park is as pretty as a picture during the autumn months, and the numerous maple and ginkgo trees make the park feel like something from a dream. One of the best spots to capture a few snaps of the seasonal foliage is around the Kumogata-ike Pond, and the reflections of the leaves on the water is truly ethereal.
1 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0012
The approach to Yasukuni Shrine
The approach to Yasukuni Shrine runs for about 240 meters, and along that stretch there are numerous gingko trees lining the route. If you're more a fan of red over yellow, the maples in the Shinchi Gardens behind the shrine itself are also well worth a visit.
3 Chome-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8246
The road leading up to Tokyo's parliament buildings is also lined with golden gingkos, and as the leaves fall the ground is blanketed in yellow. Adjacent to the parliament buildings you'll also find a strolling garden, and the trees color the grounds in a variety of autumnal shades.
1-chome, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914
Gyoko-dori connects the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, and this special prefectural road is often used for official royal events. The central promenade area is lined with gingko trees, and they look extra-special when set against a crisp blue autumn sky.
Near No. 3 Kokyogaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0002
Kitanomaru Park sits on the grounds of what once was the northernmost section of Edo Castle, and parts of the park make it hard to believe you're still in the city. One area, nicknamed Mt. Momiji, is filled with Japanese maples - it's a delight when the leaves are at their peak.
1-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0091