The time-honored way to pay homage to the wondrous autumn season in Japan (apart from snacking on fall-inspired sweets and treats) is to get outdoors and simply revel in the beauty of the changing leaves. But when is the best time to do that?

Below, you’ll find some of the most stunning places to see autumn leaves in Tokyo — and when they’re at their peak.

Pro tip: If you’re in the Kansai area, check out our Osaka autumn leaves viewing guide.

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Tokyo fall foliage forecast 2023

Tokyo autumn leaves are expected to peak from mid-November to early December. The outlying areas are on a slightly different schedule.

tokyo fall foliage peak times
Dates vary slightly between areas — especially when you leave the city centre.

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Tokyo autumn leaves forecast dates sourced from the Japan Meteorological Corporation. Post last updated on September 25, 2023.

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