🍁Tokyo Autumn Guide 2016 🍂


Autumn has finally come and it’s one of our favorite seasons! Here are some of our recommended places for fellow nature lovers who would like to experience Tokyo in its full orange, brown and yellow beauty! 🍂

🍁 Meiji Jingu / Harajuku / Yoyogi Koen
Location: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo, 151-8557

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🍁 Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Location: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0014
Access: JR Line, Shinjuku Station
Tel: 03-3350-0151

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🍁 Hama Rikyu Garden
Location: 1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046
Access: Toei O-edo Line Shiodome Sta. E-19, Tsukiji-shijo Sta. E-18 or Yurikamome Shiodome Sta. (7 minutes on foot) JR or Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Toei Asakusa Line, Shimbashi Sta. (10 minutes on foot) G-08, A-10
Boat: Suijo Bus (Asakusa—Hama-rikyu—Hinode-Sambashi)
Tel: 03-3541-0200

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🍁 Rikugien Garden
Location: 6 Chome Honkomagome, Tokyo, 113-0021

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🍁 Tokyo Dome City / Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
Location: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo, 112-0004

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Day Trips Outside Tokyo

🍁 Yokohama: Sankeien Garden
Location: 231-0824 Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama, Naka Ward, Honmokusannotani, 58−1, 三溪園内
Access: Sankeien Garden is located close to Negishi Station (JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line). Alternatively, you can take a bus (for ¥220) from Yokohama station East exit, terminal A, bus stop 2, bus number 8 or 148. Ticket cost ¥500 for adults and ¥200 for children.
Tel: 045-621-0634 (Click here for more info.)

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🍁 Explore Kamakura

What to see if you’re a first-timer: The Great Buddha and Hasedera Temple. Click here for more info.

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🍁 Ibaraki: Hitachi Seaside Park for Kochia


In October, kochias (summer cypress) turns the Miharashi hills from green to crimson against the backdrop of the ocean and sky. Cosmoses cover the hillside with flowers of white, pink, and red. Hitachi Seaside Park is in full swing in autumn.

When the spring nemophila blooming is over, it’s time for the kochias. The change from green to crimson is truly dynamic: the Kochia Carnival has started! (Source)

[Access Guide | Google Maps]

Other Related Guides / Information:

Do you have other Autumn in Japan recommendations?

Feel free to let us know in the comments section below! 🍁

💖, Kaila & Ashley

Doraemon Invasion in Roppongi 

On our way to the Ghibli exhibit (read more here) at Mori Art Museum, Kaila and I chanced upon the Doraemon invasion at Roppongi Hills as well.  So funny that we are not actually aware that there’s such thing. What a perfect timing indeed, hitting two birds in one stone!

It was terribly windy that day, if you haven’t noticed. There was a typhoon passing by but not directly hitting Tokyo. The hanabi / matsuri in Chiba that our friend Yumi-san was about to attend was also cancelled. She actually invited both of us to attend (maybe next year?).

The reason why there are a lot of Doraemon in the area is because of TV Asahi’s Roppongi Hills Summer Station. Trivia: TV Asahi’s office is actually located at Roppongi Hills. Aside from anime characters displaying around Roppongi Hills, there will be daily concerts from Japanese artists such as Denpagumi, Crystal Kay, Chris Hart, Super Girls and LiSA. The collaboration will continue until the end of August. So hurry!

Ghibli Museum in Roppongi Hills

Hi Kawaii Travelers!

Kaila and I went to Ghibli museum in Roppongi hills a few days ago and we’re excited to share this experience with you.


The Ghibli Museum started last July 7 and it will run until September 11 only. So if you are in Tokyo during this time, better not miss this rare Ghibli exhibit!

Pro-tip: Fall in line as early as 9:30 am so you won’t wait that much. We arrived at 10:00am and the line was already long.

Ahhh dream come true! We were able to ride the catbus!! Who says it isn’t real?

Can you guess which character this is?

(Left: Ashley, Right: Kaila)

This is our friend Yumi-san, who went to the exhibit with us. She’s super nice!


Totoro at the counter.

(Borrowed photo from fashion-press.net since we could not take photos at this area.)

You’ll see more Ghibli characters from Nausicaa to their latest film titled Red Turtle at the exhibit. 



Too amazing in real life!

Look how crowded it is. Tickets cost ¥1,800 for adults.

It’s a little bit expensive but worth it since you can also see Tokyo’s aerial view from the deck.


Tokyo from the top.


While you’re already there, don’t forget to check out the special Studio Ghibli pop-up shop! Here are some of the photos:







Mori Art Museum Access Guide | Ghibli Expo Main Page