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Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen is hosting a beautiful fall foliage illumination event with digital art created by NAKED, Inc. Tickets can be booked online! The event runs until December 3, 2023.

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Special Autumn Illuminations at Shinjuku Gyoen

[NEWS] Shinjuku Gyoen Shines During Autumn Illumination

Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is hosting a spectacular fall foliage illumination by famous digital art collective NAKED, Inc. until December 3, 2023.

The light-up features amazing projection mapping across the iconic gardens as well as quaint food stalls serving up seasonal treats and warming drinks.

Book Tickets! Autumn Foliage Light-up at Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

The illumination features a 200-meter-long avenue of platanus trees lit in spectacular oranges and golds for the fall season.

[NEWS] Shinjuku Gyoen Shines During Autumn Illumination

Visitors will be given a specially designed lantern that is capable of projecting one of the three commonly seen leaves during the fall foliage season: maple, ginkgo, or platanus.

Each has its own distinct color and adds to the collective experience of visitors attending.

[NEWS] Shinjuku Gyoen Shines During Autumn Illumination

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a famous park and botanical garden located near Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district. The garden features a number of wide green spaces perfect for picnics and viewing the fall foliage.

This expansive 58.3-hectare park showcases various garden styles, including French, English, and Japanese-style gardens.

[NEWS] Shinjuku Gyoen Shines During Autumn Illumination

The garden extends its opening hours during the special light-up event by NAKED, Inc.

The NAKED Autumn Night Garden at Shinjuku Gyoen 2023 will be held until December 3 between 18:00 and 22:00 (last entry at 21:00, food and drink last order at 21:30, gate closing at 22:00).

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Travel writer and assistant editor at MATCHA with extensive travel around the Osaka, Kyoto, and Wakayama areas. A Kansai insider who knows their Akashiyaki from their Takoyaki, Iain enjoys getting authentic stories from traditional craftspeople and interesting creators. Particularly fond of temples and shrines, Iain delves deep into the crossroads of tradition and modernity in his eight-plus years living and writing about Japan.

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