8月 11, 2019
Go those spots in autumn Nagoya! The 10 best spots for the popular autumn leaves!
There are many natural places in Nagoya, and there are many spots where you can enjoy the autumn leaves. Although it is not that gorgeous like a valley, there is no need to prepare for trekking, and you can casually visit there anytime. Those are advantages to enjoy the autumn leaves in the city. Why don’t you enjoy the casual autumn leaves hunting by the subway etc. in autumn? In this article, we introduce recommended autumn leaves spots!
1. If you want to see autumn leaves in Nagoya, please visit there! The classic spot, Nagoya City Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden
In the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden, which has a botanical garden that is adjacent to the zoo, you can see beautiful autumn leaves in the fall. The Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden is a combined leisure facility with a zoo, botanical garden and amusement park on a site of about 60 hectares.
In the botanical garden, you can not only enjoy seeing the nature but also learning the history as there are old Japanese houses such as houses with a rafter roof, a samurai residence gate, and a tea ceremony room. There are 7,000 species of plants in the botanical garden, which can be enjoyed in any season. During the fall leaves, the tea room and the scenery of trees in the garden match well, so it is also a recommended spot for photo spots.
Name: Nagoya City Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden
Address: Higashiyama Motomachi 3-70, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi
Map: map to Nagoya City Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden
2. A place full of green in the center of a city. Autumn leaves are also beautiful, Tokugawaen
Tokugawaen is located in a 10-minute walk from Nagoya Station and it is a garden built in 1695. It is believed that there is a house in the area and has a site of about 44 hectares. After the passage of time, Nagoya City took over the residence and garden in 1931 and those were released the next day as Tokugawaen. The Tokugawaen, which was partially destroyed by air raids in 1945, remodeled as a park later on and is now in its shape, is the place where you can enjoy the Japanese Garden of the style of featuring a path around a pond.
There is a Tokugawaen shop Aoi that is perfect for souvenirs in the park, so it would be nice if you could enjoy shopping for the memorial of the visit.
Address: Tokugawa-cho 1001, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Tokugawaen
3. Autumn leaves spot that makes you feel Japan. This beauty is the masterpiece, Swan Garden
The Swan Garden is located in a 10-minute walk from subway Meijo Line Jingu Nishi Station and it is a 3.7-hectare Japanese garden. It is a garden on the style that features a path around a pond with motifs of the attractive scenic spots in the Chubu region such as artificial hill looking like Mt. Ontake, the Kiso River, and so on, so you can enjoy the garden while taking a walk.
There are meetings for enjoying autumn leaves and autumn leaves tea ceremony in November, so it will be more enjoyable if you check those events on the website etc.
Name: Swan Garden
Address: Atsuta Nishimachi 2-5, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Swan Garden
4. The autumn leaves spot where you can feel the history! Zenryu-ji Temple
Zenryu-ji Temple, located in Higashi-ku, Nagoya City, holds a wooden Buddha statue in the main temple of the temple of Rinzai school. This is one of the ancient temples founded in 1607. The main hall was destroyed by the war, and only the existing main gate and Kannon Halls are said to have been the same as when they were founded. This is a temple in the mountains and there are various places to see on the site.
The park is well serviced so that visitors can see and walk there. The recommendation is a five-storied pagoda which is also a cultural property, and there is a joss garden around it, and you can enjoy the contrast during the autumn leaves season. When you visit Nagoya, please visit there! it’s recommended.
Name: Zenryu-ji Temple
Address: Iidamachi 36, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Zenryu-ji Temple
5. Enjoy the autumn leaves at popular power spots in Nagoya, Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta Shrine, known for its power spot in Nagoya, is a shrine located in Atsuta Ward, and is said to be founded in the 43rd year of Emperor Keiko. They celebrate Atsuta Okami as a main enshrined deity and Kusanagi Sword as an object enshrined, known as one of the three sacred treasures.
At Atsuta Shrine, which has various festivals and shrine events throughout the year, you can enjoy Atsuta Kosha Fall Festival at the time of the fall leaves hunting. Starting from the fall festival, the Meiji Festival, the big celebration festival etc. are held. Why don’t you enjoy the autumn leaves and the Shrine festival at the same time?
Name: Atsuta Shrine
Address: Jingu 1-1-1, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Atsuta Shrine
6. A historic spot in Nagoya, Shiroyama Hachimangu Shrine
Shiroyama Hachimangu Shrine in Nagoya City is a shrine located in about a five-minute walk after getting off at Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line / Kake Oyama Station. They have been offering a wish for the safe baby delivery since ancient times, celebrating Emperor Ojin, Empress Jingu, and Emperor Chūai as main enshrined deities.
It may be fun to go on a power spot for rising love fortune on a couple’s trip or a girl’s trip when the fall leaves hunting. There are various highlights around the shrine, so it is best to take a leisurely walk around the shrine grounds at the same time as the fall leaves hunting.
Name: Shiroyama Hachimangu Shrine
Address: Shiroyama-cho 2-88, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi
Map: map to Shiroyama Hachimangu Shrine
7. A landmark in Nagoya! Famous castle Nagoya castle of the world
Needless to say, Nagoya Castle is a symbol of Nagoya City. You can enjoy watching Autumn colors around here in the fall. It takes about 35 minutes to reach there if you walk from Nagoya Station, but when the weather is fine, it may be good to walk towards the fall leaves of Nagoya Castle while strolling around the town. If it comes to the subway, the nearest station is [In front of the City Hall] and it will be around 10 minutes on foot to Nagoya Castle.
It will take about an hour and a half to take a look at the many important cultural properties, including the Honmaru Palace, which can be admired to be called as a world-famous castle. Around the castle, there are various trees depending on the four seasons, which also delight the eyes of the visitors. In autumn, you can enjoy the autumn leaves such as Sasanqua, Crepe-myrtle, and Fragrant olive. In addition, since the chrysanthemums will be exhibited in the Nishinomaru area in the fall of each year, it is recommended that you also take a tour over there.
Name: Nagoya Castle
Address: Honmaru 1-1, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Nagoya Castle
8. If you want to enjoy autumn leaves, go here! Arakogawa Park Garden Plaza
Arakogawa Park Garden Plaza, located in Arakogawa River in Nagoya City, can be reached in about 3 minutes on foot after getting off at Aonami Line Arakogawa Park Station. It is a park where you can see flower beds along the river and see various flowers. The park entry is for free and various events are held depending on the season.
There are many places that are handicap-accessible, and you can find the model route which is easily accessed because of handicap-accessible on the map in the park. In the park where there are various highlights, you can enjoy the fall colors of the trees.
Name: Arakogawa Park Garden Plaza
Address: Shinagawa-cho 2-1-1, Minato-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Arakogawa Park Garden Plaza
9. Take a walk in the autumn leaves. Odaka Green Space which is most suitable for walking
The Odaka Green Space in Nagoya City is a park where there are sports grounds such as baseball stadium and tennis courts, dinosaur plazas, central children’s parks, etc. in the park where nature is rich. The park is also set up for the day camp, so it is a place where you can take a break and relax in nature on holidays.
In autumn you can also enjoy walking while enjoying the autumn leaves along the walkway. Besides, there are places where you can pick up red spider lily and acorn along the river, so it’s fun to walk while searching for those nuts.
Name: Odaka Green Space
Address: Takayama 1-1, Odakacho, Midori-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Odaka Green Space
10. Enjoy the coloring of the four seasons. Autumn leaves are spectacular! Nagoya City Midorigaoka Park
Midorigaoka Park is a cemetery park with a cemetery on part of a large area of 60 hectares. In this nature-rich park, a walkway is maintained so that you can enjoy walking. At the park, Midorigaoka Park Hall is a place where people who visit the park can use it as a break room for free.
In the park, there is a pond called Chokushi Pond, and there is a walkway around it, so you can enjoy a walk while observing aquatic plants. You can enjoy seasonal trees and bird watching. In autumn, you can also enjoy colorings such as maple and sweetgum. Please come to see such autumn leaves!
Name: Nagoya City Midorigaoka Park
Address: Sasazuka 17, Narumi-cho, Midori-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Map: map to Nagoya City Midorigaoka Park
Let’s enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves in Nagoya!
What did you think? We introduced 10 recommended autumnal spots in Nagoya. The autumn leaves spots introduced in this article have full of nature, and you can enjoy the activity, feel the history. Those are very attractive! Nagoya is the largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Osaka. There are many other tourist spots to enjoy, so please come and see there!