Festivals & Events
Located upstream of the Tamagawa River, the Mitake Gorge is known for its breathtaking scenery, making it a popular spot for viewing autumn leaves in October and November. Take a leisurely stroll along the four-kilometer path lining the river, and you'll be surrounded by stunning bursts of color. The vivid red, orange and yellow hues of trees such as maple and ginkgo make for a stunning contrast to the clear waters of the river, which was named one of the "100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters of Japan." Don't rush—you'll need some time to take in all the beauty around you!
There will also be special attractions and activities to celebrate the autumn colors. For one, the giant ginkgo tree in front of the Gyokudo Art Museum will be lit up from sundown. You can enjoy tasty treats from the stalls at the Food Village, view an exhibition of photographs from 20th century Japan, or participate in a gathering for nature lovers.