Red and gold adorn the trees and carpet the ground as they wilt and fall. The spider lilies of Kinchakuda Park are also a remarkable sight, as are the festivities of Kawagoe Matsuri, with gorgeous floats and lively music.Photo (Aiai Bridge, Kinchakuda Park): 京浜にけ
Travel through time as you explore the different historic buildings of Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. Divided into three zones, the museum's collection includes preserved, relocated and recreated buildings from different periods and styles. See houses of middle-class families as well as influential individuals, taverns and pre-war shops, public bathhouses and more.
5-minute bus ride from Hanakoganei Station, Seibu Shinjuku Line
Business Hours: [Apr to Sept] Tue to Sun 09:30-17:30
[Oct to Mar] Tue to Sun 09:30-16:30
Closed: Mon, New Year's Day
Entrance Fee: Adults: JPY 400, Senior: JPY 200, College Students: JPY 320, High school and junior high school students（outside of Tokyo): JPY 200, Junior high school students (in Tokyo) and below: Free
Held on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October, this dynamic festival features two-story floats painted with red and black lacquer and garnished with gold leaf. At the very top of the float is a doll that embodies the float's central theme. These floats are paraded around Kurazukuri Street with plenty of cheer, dance and song. Join the festivities and make merry the traditional Japanese way.
Festival area is near Hon-kawagoe Station, Seibu Shinjuku Line
Business Hours: 3rd Sat and Sun of Oct
Festivities start from noon
A vast park that will take a whole day to fully explore. Showa Kinen Park is a popular sightseeing spot for flowers of every season including cherry blossoms, tulips and poppies. In fall, the park also comes alive with hues of red and orange as autumn foliage marks the season. Massive in size, the park includes cycling trails, a dog run, a bird sanctuary, and a barbecue garden among other attractions.
17-minute walk from Musashi-Sunagawa Station
Business Hours: Mar 1 to Oct 31 09:30-17:00, Nov 1 to Feb 28 09:30-16:30
*Sat, Sun and national holidays (Apr 1 to Sep 30) 09:30-18:00
Entrance Fee: Adults: JPY 410, Seniors: JPY 210, Elem and Junior High Students: JPY 80, Preschool age and below: Free
For just JPY 1,500 (adult price), you can eat all the grapes you can at Miyashin Farm. Varieties include red grapes, Kyoho, Shine Muscat and more! Get your fill of delightful fruits and go home with a happy tummy. Season starts in September.
15-minute walk from Musashi-Fujisawa Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Business Hours: Tue to Sun 09:00-18:00
*Grape picking is available until 17:00
Entrance Fee: Adults: JPY 1,500, Elementary School Children: JPY 1,300, Pre-school Children: JPY 1,000, Infants: JPY 700
The whimsical world of the Finnish illustrated character Moomin comes to life in this public park full of curious buildings that look they've popped straight out of a children's book. With the enchanting landscape of Saitama as a background, the park serves as a massive and charming playground for both children and adults with a sense of adventure. The park becomes even more magical in autumn, when the colors of the surrounding foliage turn into fiery hues of orange and red.
20-minute walk from Motokaji Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Business Hours: Tue to Sun 09:00-17:00
Closed: Mon, public holidays
Entrance Fee: Free
Kinchakuda Park gets its name from its shape, which resembles that of a traditional coin purse called 'kinchaku'. The park is most famous for the millions of spider lilies that bloom from mid-September to mid-October, dressing the park in vibrant red. The autumn colors, as well as the surrounding greenery, makes the area a sight to behold.
11-minute walk from Koma Station
Business Hours: Open daily 08:00-17:00
Entrance Fee: Free
From late October to the end of November, this park turns bright red and gold with the autumn leaves of Japanese maples (known as momiji). It is considered one of the most beautiful spots to visit in Nagatoro during the fall, especially during the fall festival when it is lit up after dark. During the summer, the bright green leaves and cool breezes from the nearby river make it a pleasant picnic spot.
5-minute walk from Kami-Nagatoro Station
Business Hours: Open daily 05:00-21:00
Entrance Fee: Free