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- The golden road with its 146 Ginkgo trees is a must-see!
- You can enjoy a variety of local dishes on site.
- Bring your own picnic blanket and enjoy a bite to eat on the grass.
The golden road with its 146 Ginkgo trees is a must-see!
The largest attraction of this festival is the street and its beautiful, yellow ginkgo trees. The street starts at the entrance of Aoyama Street at continues to the road surrounding the outer garden of the Meiji-jingu Shrine, “Meiji-jingu Gaien.” The vivid yellow ginkgo trees seen from the entrance of Aoyama Street and the clear blue sky, both create a nice contrast with the “Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery” in the background. This particular sight is especially outstanding. Ginkgo Avenue in the outer garden of Meiji-jingu has a long history. These trees were first planted in 1926 and have been admired by people for over 90 years.
You can enjoy a variety of local dishes on site.
You can work up quite an appetite after strolling around beautiful Ginkgo Street. The Ginkgo Festival provides more than 50 food vendors that serve local delicacies gathered from all over Japan. It’s hard to decide what to eat! Eating local foods from one booth to another is also fun and it will surely make you smile.
Bring your own picnic blanket and enjoy a bite to eat on the grass.
This area has an open lawn that is open to everyone for picnics. You can go there with a large group, chill out with a few friends, or even relax alone while viewing the Ginkgo trees. There’s also a booth that offers a free ceramic art experience and shops where you can buy local souvenirs. Don’t miss it!
■19th Gingko Festival in Jinguu Gaien
Sat, the 14th of November to Sun, the 6th of December
1 Kasumigaoka machi Shinjuku, Meiji Jingu Gaien Tokyo