December is the begining of the winter but early December is the best timing to enjoy autumn colors in Tokyo. Koishikawa Botanical Gardens has many maple trees.
Under the cold weather, I found a lovely tiny flower of kan hi zakura or winter cherry blossoms.
The garden has many different faces and you can enjoy whichever season you visit. Here is my posting in May.
At this time, the garden is full of autumn and winter plants.
Address: 7-1, Hakusan 3-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 9am – 4:30pm everyday except every Monday and 29 Dec. – 3rd Jan.
Admission: 330 yen (adults over 13 yrs), 110 yen (children over 6 yrs)