Nov.24:  We joined the tour "Exploring Edo, the water capital" today.  The event was offered by Tokyo Mizube Line. ( It was really fascinating to see our capital from the waterway on a beautiful day in Tokyo!  We won in World Cup!  Feeling great.  

We explored rivers in Tokyo - Sumidagawa, Kandagawa, Nihonbashigawa, and Kameshimagawa.  

Mr. Takeo Kurome, a local history researcher, gave us an in-depth explanation of the old Tokyo's waterways and geography.

Nihonbashi Cruise provides a variety of courses, such as Kandagawa Cruise, Tokyo Bay Cruise, and OEdo Tokyo Cruise etc. 

146 trees of ginkgo are planted on both sides of the 300meter street from Aoyama street to the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery the street is called “the Golden street” and the view from Aoyama street is amazing. 

The "Ginkgo Festival" is held at Jingu Gaien every year, but last two years it was canceled due to COVID-19. Adding to the popularity are temporary stalls selling products from different regions of Japan. The food and drink vendors will be set up around the Jingu Gaien stadium.  You can enjoy yellow-colored ginkgo and local food at the same time.  It is a good choice to visit Jingu Gaien to experience Japanese autumn.


The changing colors of autumn leaves are breathtaking beauty.   My favorite place to enjoy autumn leaves in Tokyo is Jingu Gaien.

Jingu Gaien is located close to the fashionable town, Omotesando (15min. walk) and is famous for ginkgo. 

November and December are my favorite months of the year.

From the middle of October, we hear  news of Hokkaido (the most north of Japan) 

starting to have autumn leave season.

 It will come down slowly to the south-west and 

Tokyo will have it about mid-November to early December. 

It’s been a while since our last visit to “New York Grill” at Park Hyatt Hotel in Shinjuku. It is one of my favorite places in Tokyo for its stylish atmosphere. 

“Lost in Translation”, the romantic drama starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, was shot here.