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  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 2-1-31
    Popular due to its connection to shogun Minamoto Yoritomo, this Shinto shrine protects the samurai of Kamakura. In fall, the grounds are colored by autumn foliage, and Genpei-ike Pond, Yanaiharashinchi Pond, and the area in front of the Kamakura Kokuhoukan Museum are particularly beautiful. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the shrine grounds and enjoy the beautiful scenery created by nature.
    Best Season
    Late Nov.-Mid-Dec.
    Current Status
    Peak Colors
  • Mizumoto Park
    Tokyo Katsushika-ku Mizumotokouen 3-2
    The only park in Tokyo offering this kind of beautiful riverside scenery. Mizumoto Park is a renowned destination for fall foliage-viewing. The park has an avenue of 20 meter tall poplars which stretches for 1.2 kilometers. In addition, a forest consisting of some 1,800 trees dawn redwoods, and Japanese alders and other waterside-loving trees, grow on the park's grounds. The forest of dawn redwoods, a tree known as a living fossil, is one of the largest such forests found in a Tokyo park; the best time for viewing the forest in autumn colors is usually around early December.
    Best Season
    Early Nov.-Mid-Dec.
    Current Status
    Peak Colors
  • Hondo-ji Temple
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Hiraga 63
    A Buddhist temple also known as the Hydrangea Temple and the Flower Temple, here you can enjoy elegant, seasonal, picturesque scenery. In fall, the temple looks practically on fire with beautiful autumn foliage, and the grounds are colored crimson by some 1,500 mountain maples, osakazuki, and shuzanko maples. The foliage reaches its peak around late November.
    Best Season
    Mid-Nov.-Early Dec.
    Current Status
    Peak Colors

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