Yakushiike “Autumn Leaves Festival” will be held until the end of November


At Machida Yakushiike Park, the autumn leaves of maple trees and Yakushido Ginkgo trees around Yakushiike are lit up every day from 17:00 until November 28th. The atmosphere of the park changes to a fantastic atmosphere, unlike the bright appearance during the day.

[Autumn leaves festival]
< Holding period > November 1(Mon), 2021 – November 30(Tue), 2021

[Autumn leaves light up]
< Date and time > November 13(Sat), 2021 – November 28(Sun), 2021 17: 00-20: 00
The maple trees around Yakushiike and the large ginkgo trees of Yakushido outside the park area are lit up.

* Free circulation bus service *
< Implementation section > Nishizono-Yakushiike
< Date of implementation >
November 13th (Sat), 14th (Sun), 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 23rd (Tue), 27th (Sat), 28th (Sun)
< Operating hours > 15: 00-20: 00

Machida Yakushiike Park Shikisai no Mori Yakushiike
Yakushiike, where beautiful flowers color the seasons, was designated as one of the “One Hundred Views of New Tokyo” in 1982, “Scenic Beauty of Tokyo” in 1998, and “100 Best Historical Parks in Japan” in 2007. There are old folk houses from the Edo period, sweets shops, and photo salons.
You can enjoy seasonal flowers such as plums and cherry blossoms in spring, flower shobu and lotus in summer, and autumn leaves of ginkgo and maple in autumn.



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