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 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.
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 that will be from November 17th to December 2nd
on the days the park is open. The illumination is also on the weekend of November 10th
which co-incides with Outdoor Park.
But the night bus will only run on weekends throughout the light up 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.
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:
Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park NIGHT BUS SCHEDULE
Shinrin Park Station 森林公園駅発 is on the left, 中央口発 is on the right:
More general information on Night Illumination at Shinrin Park:
Shinrin Park Night illumination | NAMEGAWA
More information on Shinrin Park:
Choice of play at Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
Official Site in English: