Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

Head out and enjoy the yellows of autumn

Mid Nov
Early Dec
Venue: Meiji Jingu Gaien When: Mid Nov - Early Dec 2021
Notice: The dates for this event are not yet confirmed. This page will be updated once the official date(s) are announced by the event organizers. Please check the official event site for the latest info.

Meiji Jingu Gaien's ginkgo tree lined avenue is often regarded as one of the best spots to enjoy autumn in Japan, and the Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival has been celebrated annually since 1997. The event is a chance to appreciate the fall foliage in all its glory, and also includes street performers and over thirty food booths serving up a host of tasty fare.

Do bring yen if you plan on grabbing a bite to eat - most of the vendors accept cash only.

Getting there

Meiji Jingu Gaien is an easy walk from a number of different stations.

Gaienmae Station, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: 4 minutes on foot.

Aoyama Itchome Station, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line/Toei Oedo Subway Line: 6 minutes on foot.

Shinanomachi Station, JR Chuo/Sobu Line: 5 minutes on foot.

Sendagaya Station, JR Chuo/Sobu Line: 4 minutes on foot.

If you plan to drive, there are various small parking lots in the area, but they do tend to fill up quickly. More details about parking can be found on the Meiji Jingu Gaien website here.

More info

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Novia Mardasari 6 months ago
Like autumn so much! Hope you release new articles related with autumn because autumn season coming in Japan 🙂
Kim Author 6 months ago
Some other contributors have!
Elizabeth S a year ago
I’ve been in time for the ginkgo trees here. They’re spectacular.
Kim Author a year ago
Definitely makes me appreciate just how amazing nature is!
Sherilyn Siy a year ago
Makes for a romantic walk.
Kim Author a year ago
I bet!
Elena Lisina a year ago
Gorgeous color! Last fall I wish I came later to catch that beauty!
Kim Author a year ago
They are one of my favorite parts of autumn, for sure!