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Updated: November 19, 2019
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.
Come and experience a seasonal tradition with a modern twist! "Momiji-gari," or "fall leaf watching" in English, is something that many people in Japan look forward to each year. The trees of Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens will be decorated with lights for the Edo Akiyakai event this autumn. Together with traditional paper lamps, the lights enhance the sounds and music of the venue and blend harmoniously with the warm, natural red of the leaves.
The gardens have a beautiful central pond that used to hold saltwater in the days when the grounds were opened to the sea. This is the inspiration for an installation using mist to evoke the sea breeze of a bygone age.
Traditional meals and ingredients will offer visitors a chance to experience the culinary culture of the Edo period (1603-1868).
Note: This event is sponsored in part by the Autumn Illuminations Model Business Grant, a program run jointly by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.