Autumn in Tokyo – Tokyo University

Woman Taking a Photo of the Famous Ginkgo with a Painting in Front of Her

Woman Taking a Photo of the Famous Ginkgo with a Painting in Front of Her

Today we take a look at what autumn is like in Tokyo.  Many people remark that Japan is a beautiful country in the autumn.  I will agree and coming from Vancouver where it feels like it is always green with its evergreen forests, it can be a little sad living in Tokyo just after autumn.  Tokyo can be amazingly beautiful if you know where to look and the trees are magnificent this time of year.  It is a short season where the leaves become golden, brilliant red, and every shade in between.  Almost everywhere in Tokyo is colourful these days, and the Christmas lights do help with that at night as well.  Kyoto may be the most famous place in Japan for autumn foliage but in Tokyo, I heard Tokyo University is the king, or at least one of the best places in Tokyo.  I do have to agree but the autumn foliage season at Tokyo University is often a little late compared to other areas of Tokyo.  Tokyo University is pretty famous for its ginkgo trees and ginkgo trees tend to change colour a little later than the other trees in Japan.  I like to think of it as one last hurrah before winter really starts.  It also makes me a little sad as it is a signal that winter is coming and with it, the cold weather and drab lifeless looking trees.  At least it won’t be long till the weather starts to warm up again.

Tokyo University Ginkgo Trees

Tokyo University Ginkgo Trees

The Famous Todai Ginkgo Tree

The Famous Todai Ginkgo Tree

Kids Playing with Ginkgo Leaves at Tokyo University

Kids Playing with Ginkgo Leaves at Tokyo University

Sea of Yellow Ginkgo Leaves

Sea of Yellow Ginkgo Leaves

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