Tokyo in October: Recommended Autumn Foliage and Flower Garden Spots

If you are going to go sightseeing, you may want to incorporate into your itinerary things that can only be seen or experienced during that time of the year. In this issue, we will introduce the conditions, events, and recommended spots in October in Tokyo for those who are interested in such things.

*The events introduced here are subject to cancellation, so please check the official website before heading out.

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About Tokyo in October


October is the autumn season in Tokyo and is characterized by relatively mild weather. Average temperatures range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, and days are often warm and pleasant. However, mornings and evenings can be a bit cooler, so it is a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater.


October is the season in Tokyo when you can enjoy nature even more even though you are in the heart of the city. Visit parks and gardens that showcase seasonal scenery, enjoy a stroll, and take pictures with colorful trees and flowers that can only be seen at this time of year to preserve the memories of your trip ✨.


October is a great time to visit Tokyo. Parks and gardens with beautiful natural scenery gradually begin to change colors, and visitors can enjoy the changing of the seasons. The relatively mild temperatures in October also make it worthwhile to visit areas of rich nature such as Hakone and Okutama, which are a short distance from central Tokyo.

October Fashion

In Tokyo in October, temperatures drop in the mornings and evenings, so light outerwear, sweaters, and jackets are useful. Also, since the days are relatively warm, long-sleeved shirts, light parkas, and jeans are generally worn. Comfortable shoes or boots are recommended for footwear.

Let’s go see the autumn leaves starting to change color!

Autumn Leaves Example Image

*The best time to view the autumn foliage may vary depending on weather conditions.

Fuchu no Mori Park (府中の森公園)

Fuchu no Mori Park is a large park with forests, hills and waterfront areas. There are 170 maple trees in the park, which begin to change color from late October. Other trees that change their leaves to autumn colors are planted near the Japanese garden. The autumn leaves reflected on the surface of the pond remind us of the autumn season.

Lake Okutama (奥多摩湖)

Lake Okutama is the earliest place in Tokyo where trees begin to change color. The valleys and mountains are perfect for viewing the autumn leaves, and it is hard to believe that you are in Tokyo. The contrast between the cobalt blue of Lake Okutama and the autumn leaves reflected on the surface of the lake is a spectacular sight that must be seen at least once.

Let’s go see the flowers that bloom in autumn!

Showa Kinen Park

cosmos flower

The vast national park is planted with seasonal flowers, and visitors can enjoy a different view each season. 5.5 million cosmoses bloom from early September to early November, attracting visitors with their pink, yellow, and other colors. Boats and playground equipment are available within the park, so visitors can enjoy themselves all day long. A “Cosmos Festival” is usually held in October.

Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園)

Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園)

Hamarikyu Gardens is a spot where visitors can enjoy ponds and seasonal flowers even though it is located in the center of Tokyo. In autumn, the fragrant olive, cosmos, sasanquas, and other flowers bloom, offering visitors a relaxing experience. Every year, approximately 300,000 cosmos flowers are in full bloom, allowing visitors to enjoy the flowers of the season.

Kasai Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park Entrance

The vast grounds of Kasai Rinkai Park are planted with seasonal flowers, and during the month of October, the entire large lawn area below the Giant Ferris Wheel becomes a cosmos field. The park is full of facilities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, so visitors can spend an enjoyable day here.

Giant Ferris Wheel

Editor’s Comment


Please make wonderful memories by visiting spots that you can only encounter during this season, such as autumn leaves and flower fields that bloom in autumn✨

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