Fall in Japan is the Best!
Japanese red maple tree background
Japanese red maple tree background

Fall in Japan is the Best!

Are you planning a trip to Japan to see the autumn leaves? Looking for the best places in Japan to enjoy the fall? As maples and other autumn leaves slowly turn the entire country into vivid red, yellow, and orange colors, the autumn color season in Japan is as beautiful as the cherry blossom season.

As summer transitions to autumn, Japan begins to cool down, offering temperate weather that’s perfect for outdoor walks. From mid-November to early December, the trees turn vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. It’s this combination of cool weather and striking sights that make fall one of the most popular seasons for traveling to Japan. Colorful autumn leaves, known as Koyo in Japanese, draw just as many visitors in autumn as the cherry blossoms do during spring.

Traditional gardens and parks showcase these autumn colors and attract crowds of visitors eager to see the changing leaves.

Autumn is a season of pleasant temperatures, stunning fall foliage, festivals, and delectable food. It is an excellent time to visit Japan! We hope the information provided above assists you in planning and enjoying your trip.

The best destinations to see autumn leaves and when to see them for you. 

RegionMajor SpotAnnual Peak Season
HokkaidoSapporo, Hakodate, Shiretoko PeninsulaMid to late October
Tohoku RegionSendai, AkitaMid-November
Kanto RegionTokyo, Hakone, Nikko, KamakuraLate November
Kansai RegionOsaka, KyotoEarly December
Chubu / Hokuriku RegionsNagoya, Kanazawa, NiigataLate November
Chugoku / Shikoku RegionsHiroshima, KagawaMid-November
Kyushu RegionFukuoka, Takachiho Gorge, KagoshimaLate November

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