Beautiful stroll in the middle of Tokyo- enjoy the Ginkgo Trees in Gaien


Beautiful stroll in the middle of Tokyo- enjoy the Ginkgo Trees in Gaien

1 Relaxing stroll in the middle of Tokyo

  • 1.1 Aoyama/Gaien, most famous  for beautiful Ginkgo Trees
  • 1.2 Kids` Park
  • 1.3 Gaien to Yotsuya

2 Geihinkan- State Guest House


1 Relaxing stroll in the middle of Tokyo

Beautiful day?  Fancy a relaxing stroll in Tokyo?  Here is one idea!


1.1 Start from Aoyama/Gaien and enjoy the path of the beautiful Ginkgo trees (mid November is the best season.) About 20minutes.

There are other facilities in this area.  Check the official page here-

1.2 Kids`s Park

For families with small kids, there is a children`s park, NikoNiko Park (smile park).  There is a long slide that every child enjoys.

1.3  Gaien to Yotsuya

From Gaien, there is a beautiful road lined with lots of impressive trees.  Next to the Akasaka Palace (where the crown prince and family lives) on one side and Meiji Kinenkan (restaurant and wedding hall with a beautiful garden worth visiting).  This road connects Gaien/Aoyama and Yotsuya.  (Visit the article on Yotsuya here-  Yotsuya is definitely worth a visit!  ) About 20 minutes

2 Geihinkan-State Guest House

At the end of this road, there is the State Guest House, Geihinkan迎賓館, where you can stop by, if you want to.  In order to go in, you must enter through the West Guest.  If you want to enjoy the front garden only, then you can enter through the front, main gate.  Visit the site below, to check on the dates when they are open to the public.  (Japanese government is opening up more state facilities to the public, given the surge in inbound travellers to Japan.  Same in Kyoto.)

(I find the garden impressive, but not so much the inside of the the palace.  If there is a long line, you may want to skip it, especially, if you have been to the French and the British palaces…)



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