Simply stunning! (Photo: Kakidai / CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mid Nov
Early Dec
Simply stunning! (Photo: Kakidai / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival 2024

Head out and enjoy the yellows of autumn

Venue: Meiji Jingu Gaien When: Mid Nov - Early Dec 2024
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

Find out more about Meiji Jingu Gaien.

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Lynda Hogan 2 years ago
The yellow is so vibrant. I think yellow in nature might actually be my favorite! Sunflowers, marigolds, rapeseed, golden leaves... :-)
Novia Mardasari 3 years ago
Like autumn so much! Hope you release new articles related with autumn because autumn season coming in Japan 🙂
Kim Author 3 years ago
Some other contributors have!
Elizabeth S 4 years ago
I’ve been in time for the ginkgo trees here. They’re spectacular.
Kim Author 4 years ago
Definitely makes me appreciate just how amazing nature is!
Sherilyn Siy 4 years ago
Makes for a romantic walk.
Kim Author 4 years ago
I bet!
Elena Lisina 4 years ago
Gorgeous color! Last fall I wish I came later to catch that beauty!
Kim Author 4 years ago
They are one of my favorite parts of autumn, for sure!

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