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Top 3 Autumn Foliage Spots in Nezu

Top 3 Autumn Foliage Spots in Nezu

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The temperature has dropped quite a bit and it’s time to put on a coat. As the city approaches Christmas and the New Year, the trees are beautifully changing their colors. In this article, I’ll introduce you to some autumn foliage spots within walking distance from HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU.

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1. Ueno Onshi Park

At Ueno Onshi Park, you can enjoy the changing seasons and witness the beauty of various plants, including maples and ginkgo trees, displaying vibrant autumn colors during the fall.

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Ueno Onshi Park boasts a spacious area with numerous facilities such as museums, art galleries and a zoo, making it a spot where you can enjoy not only autumn foliage but also various attractions. With cafes and restaurants available, it provides a leisurely environment for relaxation.

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Furthermore, at Shinobazu Pond within the park, you can ride a swan boat, offering a view combining Tokyo Skytree and autumn foliage.

Autumn Foliage Period: Late November to Mid-December
Opening Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Entry prohibited outside these hours)
Access from HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU: 10 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by bicycle
                                  (For those taking the train)
                                  2 minutes on foot from JR, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hibiya Line Ueno
                                  1 minute on foot from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno


2. Nezu Shrine

This is a shrine located about a 10-minute walk from HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU. While it is famous for azaleas in spring, it is also a hidden gem for autumn foliage.

The three-bay, one-story gate, built in the middle of the Edo period, is now designated as an Important Cultural Property. Behind the gate, a large ginkgo tree spreads its branches.

Nezu Shrine is a popular spot for international tourists visiting Japan, and it is recommended to guests at HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU as an essential stop when exploring the Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi areas.

Autumn Foliage Season: Late November to Mid-December
Opening Hours: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (No entry outside these hours)
Access from HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU: 10 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by bicycle
                                  (For those using trains)
                                  5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nezu or Sendagi stations


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3. The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus

The Tokyo University Hongo Campus, known for its ginkgo tree-lined avenue, is located about a 15-minute walk from HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU. It is open to the public, allowing everyone, not just students, to experience the autumn atmosphere within the campus.

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The historic Tokyo University Hongo Campus is home to numerous retro-style buildings, offering a delightful combination with the ginkgo trees. The collaboration between the stone-built structures and the ginkgo trees is visually stunning, making it a perfect setting for photography.

Photo by Manami Taira

At the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus, there are facilities open to the public, including cafeterias and museums, allowing visitors to enjoy cafeteria meals and view exhibits. When visiting these accessible facilities, be sure to follow the guidelines on the official website.

Autumn Foliage Period: Late November to Mid-December
Visiting Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Groups of 15 or more require advance application)
Access from HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU: 11-minute walk, 7-minute bike ride
                                  (For those taking the train)
                                  Approximately 1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Namboku Line Todaimae Station


This time, we introduced autumn foliage spots within walking distance from HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU.

The ability to enjoy nature in all seasons is a significant charm of Japan. Along with vibrant autumn foliage, why not savor the autumn of reading, the autumn of appetite and various other aspects of fall? Be sure to stay at HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU, enjoy the autumn foliage, explore the Yanaka-Senju area, feel the atmosphere of the downtown and make it a delightful day.

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