See Tokyo’s best autumn foliage at Jinguu Gaien! “The Gingko festival” has breathtaking beauty.

Jingu Gaien is the Western garden located in between Minato-ku and Shinjuku-ku in Tokyo. You’ll find a baseball stadium here and the park is known as an oasis for Tokyoites. Gingko street was built in 1923, almost around the same time when the Jinguu Gaien was constructed. There are 146 trees that are all more than 100 years old. The street is 300-meters long with trees planted every 9-meters, creating the beautiful gingko street scenery.

The Gingko festival


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Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

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.

Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

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!

■ The Gingko festival in 2017
Fri., November 17 to Sun., December 3 / 10:00am-8:00pm

Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival

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1 Kasumigaoka machi Shinjuku, Meiji Jingu Gaien Tokyo

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Address 1 Kasumigaoka machi Shinjuku, Meiji Jingu Gaien Tokyo
Hours 10:00~16:00 On Sat, 21st , Sun, 22nd, Mon, 23rd and National holidays : 10:00~18:00
Price Free
Access 10 min walk from JR Sobu line, Shinanomachi station. 13 min walk from JR Sobu line Sendagaya station. 3 min walk from Tokyo Metro Gaien-mae station. 3 min walk from Tokyo Metro/Oedo line Aoyama 1 chome station. 10 min walk from Oedo lineKokuritsu Kyogijo station.
Phone 03-3401-0312
Website http://www.meijijingugaien.jp/event/ginkgo-festa.html