Golden Ginkgo Trees: The Perfect Foliage Walk Right in Tokyo
Posted on November 16, 2020
Can’t make it to Nikko for the beautiful foliage? No worries! There’s beautiful foliage right under your nose in Tokyo. Take the train to Meiji Jingu Gaien around mid November to see the peak foliage. This leaf-peeper favorite has about 150 uniquely shaped Ginkgo Biloba trees. The trees are full at their base and taper out the higher they grow. Lining the avenue on both sides, the trees create a golden tunnel that will take your breath away.
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By @ alanwang225
Though the trees are a spectacle during any season, the fall brings a warm light through the leaves, illuminating your afternoon walk.
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By @ firfirst
If you venture to Meiji Jingu Gaien near the beginning of November, the walkways will enchant you with golden leaves on one side and green on the other. This two-tone effect is a miracle of nature!
By Bikkuri Japan
Each year, from mid-November to mid-December, there is a Meiji Jingu Gaien fall festival with traditional Japanese food and items. Many of the items being sold are difficult to seek out in Tokyo so take in as much as you can while it lasts!
If you’re there before the festival, there is a trendy Shake Shackright on the avenue! Sit for a while and enjoy the view with a milkshake or burger.
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Please visit this wonder and let us know what you think in the comments below!
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For more info on Shake Shack, click here
To access Meiji Jingu Gaien, click here