Mt. Mifune Autumn Light-up

Scenic wonders since 1845

 By Tristan Scholze   Nov 27, 2014

Mt. Mifune’s 210 m rocky face looks over a pond on the edge of Takeo City, a perfect place for a garden. The park dates from 1845, and each November, the vast area is lit up at dusk as the maples change from green into yellows and reds. One giant maple is as old as the park itself.

The gardens are also especially popular during the spring for the azaleas and cherry blossoms. Here’s a glimpse of the autumn colors.

御船山楽園—Mifune-yama Raku-en—Mt. Mifune Gardens
紅葉まつり—Momiji Matsuri—Festival of Autumn Colors
日本最大級の紅葉ライトアップ「たまゆらの夕べ」—Nihon Saidaikyuu no Momiji Raitoappu: Tamayura no Yuube—Japan’s Greatest Autumn Light-up: A Fleeting Evening (Event name)

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Tristan Scholze Videographer a year ago
The 2016 Light Up will be from November 1 (Tue) to December 4 (Sun). Lights on at 5:30, open until 10 pm. The park is also open in the daytime starting at 8 am.
Elena Lisina a year ago
Thank you, Tristan! I plan to visit that place in 2017.
Elena Lisina a year ago
Very beautiful!
Tristan Scholze Videographer a year ago
Thank you!
Tristan Scholze Videographer 2 years ago
For 2015, the park is open during the day for fall colors from 11/1 to 12/6 (08:00 to 17:30). The evening light-ups will be from 11/7 to 11/29 (17:30 to 22:00).
Tristan Scholze Videographer 3 years ago
The official website (in Japanese) is
Thank you Justin and Mandy. The Light-up runs until 11/30 and the Festival of Autumn colors continues though 12/7.
Justin Velgus 3 years ago
Beautiful location, beautiful video.
Tristan Scholze Videographer 3 years ago
Yes, those are flashes from all the people taking pictures! Unless you're trying to get a good shot of a person in front of the lit-up foliage, though, I'd recommend turning off the flash for better photographs.