Looking for places to enjoy autumn with fewer crowds?
Then add this to your list in Tokyo: Otaguro Park. Opened in 1981, this is the site of the former residence of Motoo Otaguro, a well-known music critic. About a ten minute walk from Ogikubo Station, this park is easily accessible from areas like Shinjuku. And no surprise, in autumn, it is absolutely spectacular.
At the entrance of the park is Ginkgo Avenue, which apparently has been around for the last 100 years.
Bird watchers love to visit this place as you can see a variety of native birds fluttering their wings around. Although the information is only in Japanese, you can still look at the pictures and try to spot these beauties.
Stone bridges, ponds, a waterfall, and various viewing pavilions dot the park. Even if you miss autumn, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a stroll.
Every corner is exquisite, and you’ll get some amazing shots to post on Instagram!
In the evening there will be a light up so we highly recommend visiting at around 16:00, so you can get the best of the day and evening!
Photos taken on December 10, 2018
Best time to visit: End of November to mid-December
Timing: 9:00 – 17:00
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