Feature: Golden Gingkos

For a couple of weeks around late November and early December, the gingko trees along Ichō-namiki – which for some reason in Tokyo are always sculpted in soft-serve–like spires – turn golden yellow (which means when the leaves fall the streets are literally paved with gold). The gingko is actually Tokyo's official tree, and so instantly recognisable is this avenue for most Japanese that it's often used as visual shorthand for the city in TV and film.