From Ikebukuro Station, I will share the autumn leaves spots that can be reached within 30 minutes by public transportation such as trains, subways, and buses.
▼On foot from Ikebukuro Sta.
- 1.Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
- 2.Gokokuji Temple
- 3.Hatoyama Kaikan(Hall)
- 4.Rikugien Garden
- 5.Kyu-Furukawa Garden
- 6.Higo Hosokawa Teien Garden
- 7.Asukayama Park
- 8.Otonashi Water Park
- 9.Otome Yama Park
- 10.Tetsugaku-do Park
- 11.Tokiwa-So Manga Museum
- 12.Manga Jizo(Kongo-in)
- 13.Nagasaki Jinja Shrine
- 【MAP】Autumn leaves in or near Ikebukuro【within 30min】
1.Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
The autumn leaves of Koishikawa Korakuen do not come at once.
You can enjoy green, yellow and red maples for a long time.
From Ikebukuro Station,3 Stops by Marunouchi Line(RED)
▼Four seasons in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
This temple was built in February 1681.
In spite of an earthquake and a war, it was left unchanged.
From Ikebukuro Station,2 Stops by Yurakucho Line
The Hatoyama family, who have made great contributions to Japanese modern politics and education.
The Western-style building where the Hatoyama family have lived for four generations has been restored and is open to the public.
The closest station to Hatoyama Hall is Gokokuji Station (2 stations from Ikebukuro on the Yurakucho Line), which is the same as Gokokuji above.
▼Four seasons in Hatoyama Kaikan
Rikugien Garden is a typical example of the famous gardens of Edo Period.
This strolling, mountain and pond-style garden was created based on the theme of Waka poetry in the 15th year.
From Ikebukuro Sta, 3Stops on Yamanote Line.
▼Four seasons in Rikugien Garden
The Kyu Furukawa Garden is known for its Western-style house designed by Josiah Condor and the Rose Garden.
Ogawa Jihei, alias Niwashi-Ueji, a designer of Japanese gardens from Kyoto, created the Japanese garden renowned for its beauty that matched the level of the residence.
The closest station to the Kyu-Furukawa Garden is Komagome Station (3 stations from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line), which is the same as Rikugien Garden above.
▼Four seasons in Kyu-Furukawa Garden
6.Higo Hosokawa Teien Garden
Higo Hosokawa Teien is a place related to Hosokawa in Kumamoto.
You can take a walk around the pond.
You can see eautiful seasonal plants and flowers.
From Ikebukuro, take the Yurakucho Line and walk for 15 minutes from Gokokuji Station, which is 2 stations away.
▼Four season in Higo Hosokawa Teien Garden
Asukayama Park has long been a famous spot for cherry blossoms.
The autumn leaves are also beautiful.
The Shibusawa Museum has been reopened in the place where Shibusawa Eiichi’s old house was.
He will be printed on the 10,000 yen note from 2024.
You can also visit “Bankoro” and “Seien Bunko”, which are designated as Important Cultural Properties.
If you visit Asukayama Park, make a reservation in advance and let you see it together.
▼Four season in Asukayama Park
8.Otonashi Water Park
A space like the bottom of a valley next to JR Oji Station.
Some people are taking a nap, so don’t wake them up.
Not only the autumn leaves but also the cherry blossom season is recommended.
9.Otome Yama Park
It’s a park where locals go for a walk, and therefore a little-known spot for autumn leaves.
When you take a picture, small children, grandpas, grandmothers, and families who are taking a walk come in.
There is a difference in elevation, the river flows, and even carp live.
Actually, it takes about 15 minutes from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote line.
If you don’t mind, let’s go for a walk.
“Tetsugaku” in the Tetsugaku-do means philosophy.
It is a “philosophy-themed park” that is unique in the world.
The meaning of spiritual training is included in each of the sculptures.
Maybe most people don’t care about that.
They love the beautiful trees and flowers of the four seasons, and take a walk in a relaxed atmosphere.
Tetsugakudo Park is about 20 minutes by bus from Ikebukuro.
11.Tokiwa-So Manga Museum
Tokiwa-so Manga Museum (reservation required) was built near the site of Tokiwa-so, which is considered to be the sacred place for manga.
There are no maples, but the cherry blossoms and trees are colored.
▼I went to Tokiwa-So Manga Museum
▼Tokiwa-So Manga Museum Official site
At Shiinamachi Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, there was “Tokiwa-so”, which was called the sacred place of manga.
Because of that, there is a manga Jizo at Kongoin in front of the station.
Let’s visit with the “Tokiwaso Manga Museum” above.
▼ Kongoin Official Website
13.Nagasaki Jinja Shrine