See Tokyo’s autumn leaves at the peak of their beauty this November, and upload your photos to your SNS!

Written by Editorial department
2 Nov 2016
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In cooperation with major electronics retailer, Yamada Denki, we've used this media to keep you in the loop with the latest info on events and must-see spots. Today, we'd like to introduce you to one of their products which is sure to make your stay in Japan that much easier: the highly affordable, prepaid YAMADA SIM card. Use it to upload your photos to your SNS as you take them.

The leaves first start to change colour in the north as temperatures begin to drop in preparation for winter. In Hokkaido, the Tohoku region, Northern Kanto, and the regions along the coast of the Sea of Japan this occurs in October. However, the autumn leaves don't make their appearance further south until November or later, and peak viewing season varies greatly by region and elevation level. In our last article, we put you in the know of where to view the autumn leaves around Tohoku in October. This time, our focus will be on Tokyo's best viewing spots for November, which is just around the corner!

Recommended Spot #1: Showa Kinen Park

This beautiful, spacious park boasts 170 hectares of nature and activities, including flower gardens, a cycling course, and even a BBQ site! It's known for its stunning gingko trees that line the walkway on both sides. The trees create what looks like a golden tunnel with a golden carpet of soft fallen leaves below it.

Peak viewing:Mid-November – Late November
Park hours:9:30-17:00 ※Hours may vary by season.
Address:3137 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo
Access:2-min walk from Nishi-Tachikawa Station, etc.
Admission fee:Child 80 yen, Adult 410 yen, Senior 65+ 210 yen

Recommended Spot #2: Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

With over 480 Japanese maple trees, this garden's red autumn leaves are a feast for the eyes. Easy to access from the Tokyo city center, its location is another one of its appeals.

Peak viewing:Late November – Early December
Park hours: 9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Address:1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access:3-min walk from Iidabashi Station, etc.
Admission fee:General 300 yen, Senior 65+ 150 yen

Recommended Spot #3: Rikugien Gardens

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens and Rikugien Gardens are said to have been the two main gardens of the Edo period. Japanese maples, gingko trees, and more! Over 500 trees call this exquisite garden home. You can even enjoy viewing them at night when they're lit up!

Peak viewing:Late November – Early December
Park hours:9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30) ※During the 2016 illumination period from Nov. 19-Dec. 7, last admission will be 20:30
Address:6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Admission fee:General 300 yen, Senior 65+ 150 yen

In conclusion, we'd like to provide you with details on the YAMADA SIM card. With this affordable prepaid SIM card in hand, you'll be able to upload your fireworks photos right away!

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA SIM card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 225Mbps, up to 200MB per day(*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

Address:1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)
Open:10:00~22:00

【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】

Address:1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)
Open:10:00~22:00

Enjoy fireworks spot more with an Internet connection!