146 golden ginkgo trees

The Ginkgo Festival takes places each year, usually during the second half of November. The main attraction is the street lined with beautiful ginkgo trees that have changed yellow. The street starts from  the entrance of Aoyama Street to the road surrounding “Meiji-Jingu Gaien(the outer garden of the famous Meiji-jingu Shrine). The place has a long history (these trees were first planted in 1923), and it’s been one of the favorite places for the Tokyoites to visit in Autumn ever since.


Try a variety of local dishes and street food on site


You can work up quite an appetite after strolling around the beautiful Ginko Street. The Ginkgo Festival provides more than 50 food booths that serve local delicacies gathered from all over Japan, and you may have a hard time deciding what to eat! The site has a lawn that is opened to everyone for picnics. 


It’s also a great place to fill in your travel diary with nice sketches and pretty Japanese Fall snaps!





1-1 Kasumigaoka-machi Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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Address 1-1, Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access The nearest stations are JR Line: Shinanomachi, Sendagaya Tokyo Metro: Gaienmae, Aoyama1chome Toei Oedo Line; Aoyama 1 chome, Kokuritsu kyogijyo