A surreal oasis in the big city
The autumn leaves at Mejiro Garden are lit up at night

Momiji-gari” (the viewing of autumn leaves) is a popular way of enjoying autumn in Japan.
“Autumn leaves” refers to the coloring of the leaves of plants such as maple and gingko trees when the seasons change. So why is “gari/karu” used to describe this activity?

Gari/karu” has two meanings in the Japanese language. The first is “the hunting of animals such as birds and fish”. The other is “strolling while searching for plants to view.”

Toshima Ward Mejiro Garden is five minutes by walk from Mejiro Station. On the other side of the white-walled row house-gate is a different world of green and water.

The light-up event that is held after the sun goes down can only be enjoyed during this season. Experience a surreal atmosphere that makes you feel as if you have entered another world. Why don’t you try “Momiji-gari” in search of your very own autumn?

Location: Toshima Ward Mejiro Garden (3-20-18 Mejiro, Toshima-ku)
Period: November 23 (Fri) to December 2 (Sun), 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (admission until 8:30 p.m.)
Admission: 200 yen
Admission is free during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Closed on 2nd and 4th Mondays
URL: http://www.seibu-la.co.jp/mejiro-garden/