【Tokyo & Kanagawa】3 Must-visit fall color spots this fall! Also find information for great-value prepaid SIM ♪

Written by Editorial department
10 Aug 2017
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“YAMADA New Mobile” is low-priced prepaid SIM available at one of the leading home appliances shops; YAMADA Denki. With this gadget, you will have a convenient access to the Internet and be able to upload articles on your SNS (Social Networking Site) without stress. So why not share with the world wonderful experiences you are having and beautiful sceneries you are seeing in real time? That said, in this article we will introduce some of the most picturesque spots for fall colors in Tokyo and Kanagawa.

In the coming months from October through December, fall colors reach their peak in turns starting in the Northern region where temperature is lower. Vividly colorful fall leaves are so beautiful and we bet you will be tempted to save them in pictures.

Recommended spot #1: 【Tokyo】Meiji Jingu Gaien Gingko Avenue

Along both sides of this 300m street, there are as many as 146 gingko trees planted making the metropolitan scenery a perfect match with beautiful fall colors. If you glance over from the center of the street, the building at the end of the street; “Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery” and the gingko trees look as if they were in a painting. This location is also often used for TV shootings and such.

Meiji Jingu Gaien, Ginkgo avenue
Meiji Jingu Gaien, Ginkgo avenue

The fall colors peak around mid-November. That is also a time for Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Festival, which attracts many visitors.

Golden yellow ginkgo tunnel
Golden yellow ginkgo tunnel

Meiji Jingu Gaien, Ginkgo avenue

Best time for fall colors
Mid-November to early-December
Address
2 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access
10 minutes’ walk from Shinano-machi station on JR Sobu line

Recommended spot #2: 【Kanagawa Prefecture】Oyamadera Temple

This temple, popularly known as the “Fudo deity at Oyama” was built in 755, and it is actually one of the three major Fudo in the Kanto region. Every year during fall colors, many visitors come enjoy vividly red beautiful Japanese maple leaves.

The Oyamadera temple main hall
The Oyamadera temple main hall

There are many Jizo (stone statues) along the stairway. Together with the Japanese maple trees, they create unique atmosphere.

Japanese maple trees along the stairway at Oyamadera temple
Japanese maple trees along the stairway at Oyamadera temple

Fall colors peak around mid-November. Trees get lighted around that time creating incredible beauty.

Lighted up colored leaves
Lighted up colored leaves

Oyamadera Temple

Best time for fall colors
Mid-November to late-November
Address
724 Oyama, Isehara City, Kanagawa
Access
At Isehara station on Odakyu Odakyu line, get on a bus by Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu to “Oyama Cable”. Takes 30 minutes.
Admission to Oyamadera temple: Free
URL(Japanese)
http://www.oyamadera.jp/

Recommended spot #3: 【Kanagawa Prefecture】Sankeien Garden

“Sankeien Garden” is designated as a National Site of Scenic Beauty. In the grand site as large as 175000㎡, there are a wide varieties of trees planted including Japanese maple, maple and ginkgo and they all reach their peaks of colorful changes around late-November. It is such an enormous park, so it’s recommended that you walk around in a comfortable pair of shoes.

Three-Story Pagoda of Old Tomyoji at Sankeien garden, an important cultural property
Three-Story Pagoda of Old Tomyoji at Sankeien garden, an important cultural property

A classical Japanese garden rich in nature. Time flows slowly and peacefully.
There are several eateries in the park and their menus include matcha, dango and udon noodles.

Sankeien Garden
Sankeien Garden

There are quite few valuable historical buildings in the park, which are actually designated as Important Cultural Properties.

Choshukaku, an Important Cultural Property
Choshukaku, an Important Cultural Property
Japanese garden and magnificent fall colors
Japanese garden and magnificent fall colors

Sankeien Garden

Best time for fall colors
Mid-November to mid-December
Address
58-1 Honmoku, Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Access
35 minutes’ bus ride from the #2 bus stop at the East exit of Yokohama station. Or, 25 minutes’ bus ride from the #2 bus stop at Sakuragi-cho station (either way, get off at “Sankeien Iriguchi” stop and walk for 5 minutes)
Admission Fee
Adults (over high school students) ¥700、Children (elementary and junior high school students) ¥200
URL(English)
http://www.sankeien.or.jp/en-about/index.html

Lastly, we want to tell you about details of low-priced prepaid SIM; “YAMADA New Mobile” that you will need to upload your pictures while traveling.

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA New Mobile 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).

YAMADA New Mobile
YAMADA New Mobile

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.

YAMADA New Mobile is also reasonable
YAMADA New Mobile is also reasonable

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