Another Autumn at Showa Memorial Park

Showa Memorial Park in Tokyo is one of my favourites parks in the world and during the height of autumn, it is the place to visit. I was there last year and I have been fortunate enough to visit it again this year. Showa Memorial Park, known in Japanese as Showa Kinen Koen, turns magnificently golden yellow when its vast ginkgo trees. This year I had the most wonderful time because I rented a bicycle inside the park and explored the vast perimeter. One of the places I got to see on this cycling journey was a tiny road that has been flooded with yellow leaves, the yellow canopy sparkled in the sunlight while the floor was covered in yellow fallen leaves. People won’t get to see this if they did not ride a bicycle and I was very glad that my friend proposed the idea of cycling in the park.

The best time to see the yellow ginkgo trees at Showa Memorial Park is from mid November to late November and the park is about 10 minutes walk from Tachikawa Station on the JR Chuo Line.