6 Destinations in Japan to Spend Your Autumn Vacation
Who has a plan to go to Tokyo this month until November? If it’s you, Congratulations! Because this is the right time for you to enjoy the romantic autumn in Tokyo.
What do you imagine of the word ‘autumn’? Exotic streets filled with falling reddish-yellow leaves? Yep! You can see those views in Tokyo. In Japan itself, autumn is usually called Koyo which means the change in the color of the leaves to yellow or reddish and leaf peeping is called momijigari.
Well, for the spots themselves, Don’t worry Pals! Because Passpod has some recommendations for destinations that you can visit in the fall. Without further ado, here we go!
Shinjuku Gyoen Park
Even though the beginning of the park was the area of the Naito family in 1603-1868, Shinjuku Gyoen Park was finally opened to the public after World War II ended.
The area of Shinjuku Gyoen Park are about 58.3 hectares that is styled in French, English and Japanese. So, you can get so many spots with different styles in here.
If you like picnic things, this park could be your favorite place to enjoy or refresh your mind with your close friends or family. Trust me! The clean air and the view of this park with the skyscrapers behind it will make you amaze!
Shijuku Gyoen Park is open every day from 9:00 to 16:30 and the ticket price is 200 yen (50 yen for those of you who are still lower middle school students).
Address: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo-to.
Meiji Jingu Gaien
For all of you who love watching J-drama or Japanese drama? You must be familiar with this area. Yep! Meiji Jingu Gaien Park became the most frequently used spot for television shooting set.
You love photography things? This park spot will make your Instagram feed even cooler! This park has about 146 ginkgo trees lined up on a 300-meter road that is ready to nourish your eyes with the beautiful view of this park. And you must be happy because of admission to the park is free of charge! Yeay!!
Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0013.
Wanna something more traditional atmosphere? You absolutely can find it in Rikugien Garden. Uniquely, this traditional garden is in the middle of the Tokyo city.
In addition, this park offers a different style. You can see trees that resemble forests, small hills, equipped with small rivers and ponds in the middle of the park. So, you will feel like in the “wild” forest.
The Rikugien Park Area is often referred to as the best landscaped park in Japan along with the Koishikawa Korakuen park. Wow!
The entrance ticket for Rikugien Park itself is 300 yen. If you have a Tokyo Subway ticket, the Common One-day Ticket for Tokyo Metro & the Toei Subway, the Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket, Tokyo Combination Ticket, Toei One-Day Economy Pass and the Tokyo Subway Pass Welcome Ticket will cost 240 yen.
Address: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Showa Kinen Park
If you do love cycling, Showa Kinen Park is the right place for you. In this park you can enjoy cycling and the bicycle is ready to rent. For the price of bike rental, you can only pay 600 yen and can be used as much as you want!
Not only get a view, you also can play some attractions in here. Don’t forget to use some facilities such as sports areas, museums, and colorful flowers park for picnic.
For those of you who come with your beloved one, don’t miss the romantic boat ride on the waterfowl lake. So sweet! Besides, The park also provides an area for barbecue for you to enjoy more quality time with your friends or family.
Address: Tachikawa, Tokyo.
If you like climbing, Takao Mountain can be your next destination. In here, there are 8 climbing packages that you can choose according to the level of difficulty. While the road to the top, don’t miss the beauty of the patch along the way while riding the cable car!
Tips from Passpod, you can try to the observation deck near the end of the cable car (at an altitude of 400 m) in the afternoon until evening. At this time, the panorama of Tokyo at night can be an unforgettable moment for you. Especially with a loved one, how come I can make a break! hihihi.
Tourism costs here depend on what package you choose, so you can control your budget.
Address: Hachioji, Tokyo.
After going to the mountain, let’s go down to the valley. Mitake Valley, the Valley absolutely can be your autumn vacation destination list in Tokyo.
By taking the train from Shinjuku for 1.5 hours, you can already go to one of the most beautiful valleys. Located in the upper reaches of the Tama River, this valley provides a fresh sensation with the atmosphere of the forest and maple trees that are beautifully reddened.
If you love hiking, you must try this area then. The location is near JR Mitake station with a 4 km hiking trail. Got excited?
Address: Ome-shi, Tokyo.
So, yap! those are some destinations that can be your references to enjoy your autumn vacations in Japan. And don’t forget to plan your own vacation with the latest Passpod feature, “Trip Planning”. With this feature you don’t need to pay more for tour guide matters and others, just plan your vacation in your own way.
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See you and have a nice day, Buddies! 🙂