Five most beautiful Ginkgo trees avenue in Japan! Walk on a romantic yellow carpet!

Five most beautiful Ginkgo trees avenue in Japan! Walk on a romantic yellow carpet!
Autumn is around the corner, and we are beginning to feel the scent of autumn leaves from all over the country.
Autumn leaves, when maple trees turn bright red, are especially beautiful during autumn, but the yellow leaves of ginkgo trees are also a spectacle that can only be seen in autumn.

Why don't you go out to see the stunning view of the ginkgo trees, where both the sky and the ground are dyed yellow?

1. Tokyo Metropolitan Hikarigaoka Park(Tokyo)

Tokyo Metropolitan Hikarigaoka Park(Tokyo)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Hikarigaoka Park(Tokyo)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Hikarigaoka Park(Tokyo)

|Tunnel of trees created by giant ginkgo over 100 years old

Meiji Shrine Outer Garden and Showa Kinen Park are famous for their ginkgo trees in Tokyo, but Hikarigaoka Park in Nerima Ward also has a magnificent row of ginkgo trees.

Originally built as an airfield, Hikarigaoka Park has a vast grounds. At the southernmost point of the large park, there is a 200-meter-long "Fureai no Kei" (meeting point) lined with 40 ginkgo trees from the end of the Zelkova Field to the Hikarigaoka Station entrance.
All of them are over 100 years old, and some of them have trunks around 2 meters in circumference. The branches are so wide that they look like tunnels covering the sky.

Walking slowly along the tree-lined avenue, where the sunlight through the trees creates a contrast of lights and shadows, while stepping on crunchy leaves, will make you feel relaxed and refreshed.
【Best time to see】Mid-November to early December
【Address】4-1-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
【Entry Fee】free
【WEB site】https://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/content/000007548.pdf
【Access】8 minutes walk from Toei Subway Hikarigaoka Station

2. Ginkgo trees in Sobue

2. Ginkgo trees in Sobue(Aichi)
  • 2. Ginkgo trees in Sobue(Aichi)
  • 2. Ginkgo trees in Sobue(Aichi)

|A landscape of more than 10,000 ginkgo trees that paint the entire town in yellow color.

Sobue City, Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, has been famous for its ginkgo trees since the Edo period. Ginkgo fields are scattered throughout the town, with over 10,000 planted trees, including ginkgo trees over 200 years old.
You can see the various shades of the maidenhair tree in each of the four seasons, but the most beautiful season is autumn. The entire town is dyed in golden colors, and wherever you look, you will see tunnels and carpets of ginkgo trees.

Every November, the "Sobue Ginkgo Yellow Leaves Festival" is held mainly at Yusenji Temple and the surrounding Yamazaki site. In 2022, the festival will be held from November 19 (Sat.) to November 27 (Sun.). Various events and gourmet food using ginkgo nuts will be served here.

You can enjoy the illumination of the "Yusenji Ginkgo," estimated to be 300 years old and 31 meters high, which stands majestically in front of the main hall of Yusenji Temple, the festival site, is full of power and beauty.
Dazzling bright yellow in the daytime and blazing yellow when lit up. It is so luxurious to see them all over the town. Dont miss the opportunity to experience the beauty of ginkgo trees here.
【Best time to see】Late November~early December
【Address】Yamazaki, Sobuecho, Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture
【Entry Fee】free
【WEB site(Japanese)】http://www.city.inazawa.aichi.jp/miryoku/1003181.html
【Access】1 minute walk from Yamazaki Station on the Meitetsu Onishi Line.

3. Thousand Ginkgos (Senbon Ichou) of Tarumizu(Kagoshima)

3. Thousand Ginkgos (Senbon Ichou) of Tarumizu(Kagoshima)
  • 3. Thousand Ginkgos (Senbon Ichou) of Tarumizu(Kagoshima)
  • 3. Thousand Ginkgos (Senbon Ichou) of Tarumizu(Kagoshima)

|A "golden paradise" created with more than 1,200 ginkgo trees over 30 years

Tarumizu thousand Ginkgo Biloba in Tarumi City, Kagoshima Prefecture, is a popular spot where more than 1,200 ginkgo trees are planted on land the size of one Tokyo Dome, creating a world of golden colors in autumn.
This ginkgo garden is a "golden paradise" created by the owner and his wife, who spent more than 30 years cultivating and planting trees in a deserted tangerine field, and was awarded the first "Kagoshima Prefecture Landscape Grand Prize".

The "Tarumizu 1,000 Ginkgo Festival" is held in conjunction with the coloring of these ginkgo trees. The festival is usually held from the end of November to the beginning of December and is illuminated at night (canceled in 2022).
The endless rows of ginkgo trees and the stone steps stained yellow by fallen leaves are spectacular. It is no wonder that many media have described the scenery as "a scene from a movie where you can be the main character".
【Best time to see】Late November~early December
【Address】Shinmido, Tarumizu City, Kagoshima Prefecture
【Entry Fee】free
【WEB site】https://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/for/attractions/13192
【Access】12 minutes by car from Tarumizu Port

4. Azuma Sports Park(Fukushima)

4. Azuma Sports Park(Fukushima)
4. Azuma Sports Park(Fukushima)

|Beautiful tree-lined avenue with more than 100 ginkgo trees

Azuma Sports Park, located in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, is famous for its row of ginkgo trees. 116 ginkgo trees line the 520m-long central garden path in the park, and the best time to see them is from late October to early November.

Every year, the trees are also illuminated when they are in full glory. During the day, the clear yellow color shines against the blue sky in the sunlight, at dusk it casts a warm orange shadow, and at night it turns into a fantastic golden color.

Why not spend a relaxing autumn day admiring the ginkgo trees?
【Best time to see】Late October - early November
*Lighting is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (not performed on Tuesdays as the park is closed).
【Address】1 Kamikotoba, Sabara Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture
【Closed days】Tuesdays ( If it is a national holiday, the next weekday will be closed),
Dec. 29 - Jan. 3
【WEB site】https://www.azumapark.or.jp/english/
【Access】From JR Fukushima Station, take the Fukushima Bus bound for Sabara and get off at "Azuma Undo Koen-mae", then walk for 5 minutes.

5. Hokkaido University Ginkgo Avenue(Hokkaido)

5. Hokkaido University Ginkgo Avenue(Hokkaido)
  • 5. Hokkaido University Ginkgo Avenue(Hokkaido)
  • 5. Hokkaido University Ginkgo Avenue(Hokkaido)

|Autumn tradition in university campus of Hokkaido.

Hokkaido University occupies a vast site with a size said to be 38 times the size of the Tokyo Dome. On the campus, there is a row of 70 ginkgo trees on both sides of a 380-meter path that runs between the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Even though it is located on a university campus, it is open to the general public and has become a popular spot for Hokkaido residents and many tourists.

The area is usually opened to the public as a pedestrian zone for one day in late October or early November, just in time for the yellow leaves to turn yellow so that visitors can take their time to enjoy the scenery.
The view of the sky and the road all colored yellow is truly breathtaking. The contrast of the blue sky seen through the ginkgo trees is also a must-see.

The ginkgo trees are illuminated during the Hokudai Konyosai Festival, which is held when the ginkgo trees are at their best.
Walking along the tree-lined avenue, the leaves rustle and fall in the occasional breeze, making you feel as if you are being showered with gold.
It is as cold as December in Tokyo during this time of year in Hokkaido. Please make sure to bring warm clothing.
【Best time to see】Late October to early November
It is believed that many species of ginkgo trees, which are called "living fossils," were already spread throughout the world about 200 million years ago. Thinking that vivid and beautiful ginkgo trees existed in the same form 200 million years ago is very romantic.
We hope you will discover the charm of the ginkgo trees while learning about its history.

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