10 Amazing Images of Autumn at Shinjuku Gyoen
We were out and about in Shinjuku on Sunday 19th November with Dave and Alicia, return visitors to Tokyo who wanted an in-depth experience exploring the backstreets of one of Tokyo’s most vibrant neighbourhoods and sampling some of the local food and drink delights during their Tokyo Private Tour.
While not exactly a ‘hidden gem’ given its popularity, Shinjuku Gyoen is a must-visit this time of year to check out the autumn colours and changing leaves. As an added bonus, we were able to catch the chrysanthemum exhibition which was due to close on 15 November, but we at Maction Planet knew it had been extended!
Shinjuku Gyoen is an impressive 58.3 hectares in size, has a circumference of 3.5km and is home to over 20,000 trees! It has an English-style garden with spacious grass lawns, a symmetrically-designed French garden and a Japanese garden where beautiful reflections can be seen in its ponds. The rest of the park consists of forested areas with a mix of trees including incredible soaring Himalayan Cedars. There is also a beautiful greenhouse with many tropical and subtropical flowers. It is one of our favourite gardens in Tokyo, be it for cherry blossoms, autumn leaves and even in winter.
We were blessed with perfect autumn weather and we took full advantage of the blue sky to capture some great photos for our guests, and they were gracious enough to allow us to share them with our blog readers. As is our preference, they are presented as taken – no filter, no Photoshop, no cropping!
Thank you to Dave and Alicia for choosing Maction Planet and for allowing us to share the photos above and below.
If these photos have whet your appetite and you need an aural autumn fix, you can check out our Autumn Leaves edition of Tokyo ON, Maction Planet Radio’s flagship show, here!
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