Enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage along tree-lined streets in the city

Rows of gingko trees along the street in front of Hokkaido University (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

In front of Hokkaido University, one of the most popular places for autumn foliage in Sapporo City

Hokkaido University. It is one of the most popular places for autumn foliage in Sapporo City. Here you can see about 70 gingko trees planted in rows for 380 m (1246 feet) along the street.

Location: 5-7 Kita 13-jo Nishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Directions: 7 min walk from Sapporo Station

Type of trees: Gingko

Season: From late October to early November

Rows of maple trees along the Jozenji-dori Avenue (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)

Jozenji-dori Avenue with the leaves of maple trees turned to orange

Jozenji-dori Avenue. It is the most easily accessible of all the popular places for autumn foliage in Sendai City, which is nicknamed Mori no Miyako (the City of Trees) and is known for the orange-colored leaves.

Location: 2 Kokubun-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Directions: 10 min walk from Sendai Station

Type of trees: Maple

Season: From early November to early December

Rows of gingko trees along the street at Meiji Jingu Gaien (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)

Autumn foliage of gingko trees at Meiji Jingu Gaien

In front of Meiji Jingu Gaien. 146 Gingko trees standing in a row for about 300 m (984 feet) make this place one of the most popular places for autumn foliage in Tokyo. The entire area turns gold in late November.

Location: From Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku to 1-2 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Directions: 5 min walk from Aoyama 1-chome Subway Station

Types of trees: Gingko, Cherry, Japanese zelkova

Season: From late November to early December

Rows of gingko trees in Marunouchi (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)

Office buildings in Tokyo and rows of gingko trees with golden leaves

Marunouchi. Gyoko-dori street in Marunouchi provides unique scenery combining a background of modern office buildings and the reflection of the moat of the Imperial Palace. This is the closest place to see autumn foliage from Tokyo Station.

Location: 3-1 Kokyo-gaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Directions: 5 min walk from Tokyo Station

Type of trees: Gingko

Season: From late November to early December

Rows of gingko trees between the Kannai area of Yokohama City and Nihon Odori Street (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture)

Autumn foliage in front of Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall

Gingko trees cover a wide range of area along the main street on the east side of Kannai Station, which make up the symbol of the city. This is most prevalent around Nihon Odori Street which previously won the national urban landscape award.

Location: Honmachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama City

Directions: 5 min walk from Kannai Station

Type of trees: Gingko

Season: From late November to early December

Rows of gingko trees along Wakamiya Odori Street (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture)

Autumn foliage of gingko trees along Wakamiya Odori Street

Wakamiya Odori Street. Rows of gingko trees in the biggest business district and downtown area in Nagoya. A great spot to visit, only 2 stops from Nagoya Station by subway.

Location: Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Directions: Change trains to the Higashiyama Subway Line at Nagoya Station, 1 min walk from Sakae Station.

Types of trees: Trident maple, Gingko

Season: From late November to early December

Rows of gingko trees along Midosuji Street in Osaka City (Osaka City, Osaka)

Autumn foliage of gingko trees along Midosuji Avenue which runs for 4.4km (2.75 miles ) from north to south in Osaka
Photo: as it was in 2015

Midosuji Avenue. This avenue runs 4.4 km (2.75 miles) from north to south through the central area of Osaka City and is also a famous place for autumn foliage. The street with the trees lit up at night has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the “Most illuminated trees on a single street”.

Location: From Umeda, Kita-ku, to Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka

Directions: A short walk from each station between Umeda Station and Shinsaibashi Station of Midosuji Line, Osaka City Subway

Type of trees: Gingko

Season: From late November to early December

Rows of gingko trees at Kumamoto prefectural office

Autumn foliage of gingko trees in the open space in front of the Kumamoto prefectural office

Many gingko trees are planted in the open space in front of the Kumamoto prefectural office, making it a popular place for autumn foliage in the central area of the city.

Location: 6-18-1 Suizenji, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Directions: 30 min by bus from Kumamoto Station, a short walk from “Kencho-Mae” bus stop

Type of trees: Gingko

Season: From late November to early December

There are more cities across Japan where you can enjoy the unique blend of beautiful scenery and the autumn foliage each year. Why not go find your favorite autumn foliage scenery in every city you visit!