Autumn Leaves at Icho Namiki


After the finals, I went to Icho Namiki, an avenue in Tokyo that’s famous for its rows of ginkgo trees. It’s also known as the Ginkgo Avenue.

I’ve never experienced the earlier stages of autumn in Tokyo (or anywhere in the world) , so I was really looking forward to the time I would be free of case studies and papers to be able to go out and appreciate it. When the time came, I went to Icho Namiki first thing on the weekend, dragging along some of my mates.


Ooh love it.

At the beginning the leaves were greenish, but as we walked down the avenue, the leaves were yellowish and orangish. We saw some variety, which was good and stopped by the side of the avenue 50 times to take hundreds of selfies. I’ll spare you the agony of going through it and post only a couple here 😆





I read somewhere that the leaves here start turning somewhere in November and reaches its peak towards the end of the month. So if you’re in Tokyo around this time, give it a visit. Oh yes, avoid weekends if possible because the avenue will be flocked by visitors.

To get to Icho Namiki, get off at the Aoyama-Itchome station. It’s just a few minutes walk away.

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    Aishah M.A.K.
    December 14, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Hello, Mia. My friends and I went to Icho Namiki when you were there. We figured that out after seeing your photo on Instagram. Wish we could bump into you that day and said hi. That didn’t happen, so I’m saying hi here 😀

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      December 23, 2015 at 1:36 AM

      Oh ye! Helloooo hahahaha it was a good day to catch the leaves kan? 🙂

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