Rikugien Park – Autumn Leaves at night like Eternal Fireworks

Today I visited Rikugien Park in Komagome Tokyo for the night autumn leaves and it was stunning. Usually people have to go all the way to Kyoto to see the autumn leaves during the night but Rikugien is an option for people in Tokyo.

I actually blogged about Rikugien Park before during the spring of this year. The park is actually a traditional Japanese park known for its weeping cherry blossom tree. (Click here to see the park during spring). I do visit this park quite often if I have the time for it is only a 17 minutes walk from my house.

The light up autumn leaves are just beautiful to see. You know in the Japanese language, a firework literally means a fire flower and to me autumn leaves at night was like a firework in the sky that did not disappear. The light really enhances the experience. Even though there are just autumn leaves with spotlight. The park has been able to use the light to make it feel different in each part of the park. You really feel like you are on a journey.

It was definitely a bit cold though so please do dress warmly for the occasion. The light up at Rikugien is until the 8th of December and the last entry is at 8:30pm. I highly recommend it.

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For more information please go to:

http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/rikugien/outline.html

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