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Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

November 14 @ 16:30 November 29 @ 20:30

Shinrin Park Autumn Leaves Night Illumination sign over the central gate Autumn Leaves Shinrin

Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park – Also known as Musashi Kyuryo National Goverment Park, Shinrin Park is a 304 hectare park in Namegawa, rural Saitama. You can enjoy night illumination here at the central gate area, three different times during autumn and winter annually.

The story of the forest and the lights Shinrin Park Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park Namegawa
Autumn leaves light up 2019 Shinrin Park

The Halloween Night Light up is the first which ends early November, usually on November 3rd which is Culture day, a public holiday, in Japan. Once the Halloween night illumination is over they set up for the Autumn Leave light up illumination which is available mid November to early December. Finally, the winter night illumination runs in December and early January.

Shinrin Park Winter Illumination Welcome sign inside the central gate

Autumn Leaves Light Up Shinrin Park

Mostly the night illumination at Shinrin Park is limited to the weekend. However, unlike the Starlight and Halloween illumination, the Autumn leaves light up is available on weekdays for two weeks during the light up period. This year -2020 – that will be from November 14th to 29th (on the days the park is open), but please note the night shuttle bus is only available on the weekends during that period.

Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park is available when the weather is suitable.  They don’t open the park on nights that it is raining. They announce by 2 pm on their website whether the park will be closed that night or not. You will find the link in the grey details box below the “related posts” at the bottom of this event.  During the Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park the park is open from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm in November and for the few days in December that the illumination is on it is open from 4 pm.

You can read an account of our visit in 2019 here.

Autumn Leaves Light Up Shinrin Park Access

Parking is no longer free for the night illumination as it has been in previous years. You can park at the central gate only at night. It gets quite crowded at weekends so it is advised to arrive early. They now charge 300 yen for parking at night. Sometimes neighbouring houses of the park offer parking at reduced prices at the weekend.

By public transport you can get a shuttle bus to the park from Shinrin Park Station on the Tobu Tojo Line. It runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only during the Autumn Leave light up period:

Shinrin Park Night Bus Schedule

There is a night bus on during the illumination events at the park. The bus departs from Shinrin Park Station 森林公園駅発 at 17:30, 18:30 and 19.30. The bus returning to the station departs from the central gate at 18:00, 19:00, 20:05 and the last one at 20:35.

More general information on Night Illumination at Shinrin Park:

Shinrin Park Night illumination | NAMEGAWA

More information on Shinrin Park:

Best of Saitama: Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

Shinrin Park

1920 Yamata, Namegawa Machi
Hiki-gun, Saitama Japan
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November 14, 2020 @ 16:30
November 29, 2020 @ 20:30
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