[Hyogo Shiso City Tourism] 4 recommended autumn leaves spots (Mogamiyama Park, Fukuchi Valley, Harafudo Falls, Chikusa Plateau)

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In Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture, there are recommended spots for autumn foliage viewing, including Mogamiyama Park ``Momijiyama'', which has been selected as one of ``Japan's Top 100 Famous Places for Autumn Leaves'', Fukuchi Valley, Harafudo Falls, and Chikusa Plateau. We have a lot.

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Shiso City in the midwestern part of Hyogo Prefecture

Access to Shiso City

It is located about 50 minutes north from Himeji on National Route 29, about 5 minutes from the Chugoku Expressway's Yamazaki Interchange, and about an hour from the Bantan Access Road's Asago Interchange.

Access/location to Shiso City

1. Enjoy "Mogamiyama Park", one of the top 100 places to see autumn leaves in Japan!

Access to Mogamiyama Park

Mt.Momiji in Mogamiyama Park is a small mountain on the west side of Mogamiyama Park in the center of Shiso City, and is conveniently located about 5 minutes by car from the Yamazaki Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway.

Highlights of Mogamiyama Park

Mogamiyama Park ``Momijiyama'' has been selected as one of Japan's ``100 Famous Places for Autumn Foliage'' and is home to around 3,000 Japanese maples, as well as around 400 maples from around the world. There are many types of trees, such as Japanese maple, Japanese maple, lily tree, and Nomura maple, so the leaves turn colorful in red, red, orange, and yellow, and the gradation of colors is very beautiful.

During the peak viewing season, the entire mountain is dyed a beautiful fiery red. You can enjoy scenic spots that are sure to be photogenic, such as the promenade where overlapping maple trees create a tunnel, and the autumn leaves reflected on the surface of nearby Benten Pond.

Best time to see autumn leaves, light up

This year, the illumination will be held from November 11th (Sat) to November 26th (Sun). The autumn leaves illuminated by the lights are completely different from the daytime, transforming into a fantastic and romantic landscape. Perfect for a stroll as a couple. Information on coloring can be found in the Shiso Tourism Guide.

[Official website] Check the information on "Shiso Tourism Guide"!

Stroll through Sake Brewery Street and shopping streets

``Momijiyama'' is about a 10-minute walk from the tourist parking lot along National Route 53, past Yamazaki Elementary School.

Sake Brewery Street, along the way, is lined with warehouses and stately merchant houses, and is perfect for a stroll, as there are two long-established sake breweries, Oimatsu Sake Brewery and Sanyo Sake Sake Brewery, as well as a cafe that is a converted private house. .

In addition to Sakagura Street, there is a shopping street with many shops in this area, so you can enjoy lunch, tea, and souvenir hunting while viewing the autumn leaves.

Mogamiyama Park (Saijosan)

Yamazaki Nagamotoyamazaki, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture

Best time to see autumn leaves: Mid-November to late November, 2023 illumination: November 11th (Sat) - November 26th (Sun) 17:30-21:00

Autumn leaves at Mogamiyama Park “Momijiyama”

2. “Fukuchi Keikoku” author Seiko Tanabe praises it!

To get to Fukuchi Valley, go north on National Route 29 from the Yamazaki Interchange, then go east on Prefectural Route 39 via Prefectural Route 6. It is located about 35 minutes by car.

It is a scenic spot that was praised by author Seiko Tanabe in her book ``Slip and Fall'' as ``a place with a spectacular view.'' It is characterized by large rocks scattered all over the place, and the way the autumn leaves color the beautiful valley created by nature is truly a sight to behold.

Fukuchi Valley

Fukuchi, Ichinomiya-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture

Best time to see autumn leaves: Late October to mid-November

Autumn leaves of "Fukuchi Valley"

3. “Harafudo Falls” Pray for success in love and marriage!

Harafudo Falls is located about a 40-minute drive north on National Route 29 from the Yamazaki Interchange and is a famous waterfall that has been selected as one of Japan's 100 Best Waterfalls.

There are two waterfalls, Otaki and Onna-taki, with a drop of 88m, one of the largest in the prefecture. Because the two waterfalls fall into one basin close to each other, it is also known as a waterfall that brings luck in love and marriage. The sight of the clear stream sliding down the rock face of the waterfall in three steps is powerful and dynamic, yet beautiful.

In autumn, the beech, maple, and oak trees surrounding the waterfall turn red, creating an extremely beautiful landscape along the promenade all the way to the waterfall entrance.

Harafudo Falls

Hagachohara, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture

Best time to see autumn leaves: Late October to late November

Autumn leaves at Harafudo Falls

4. “Chikusa Plateau” The contrast with pampas grass is beautiful!

To get to Chikusa Plateau, go north on National Route 29 from the Yamazaki Interchange, then go north on Prefectural Route 72 via National Route 429. It is located about an hour's drive away.

It spreads over a wide area with an altitude of 850m to 1,125m, and is surrounded by Mt. Hyōnosen Ushiroyamanagisan National Monument. In autumn, the leaves of maple, beech, and zelkova trees turn red, creating a beautiful contrast with the pampas grass swaying in the autumn breeze.

Chikusa Plateau

Nishikawachi, Chikusa-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture

Best time to see autumn leaves: Late October to mid-November

Autumn leaves of "Chikusa Plateau"

[Official website] Shiso Forest Kingdom Tourism Association

374 Kamihiji, Yamazaki-cho, Shiso-shi, Hyogo 671-2558 (inside Hyogo Prefectural Kuniminomori Park)

TEL: 0790-64-0923

Shiso Forest Kingdom Tourism Association Public Interest Incorporated Foundation

[Official website] Hyogo prefecture tourism site HYOGO! navigation

The official website of Hyogo Tourism Headquarters, which provides tourist information for Hyogo Prefecture (Kobe, Himeji, Kinosaki, Awaji Island, etc.). There is a lot of recommended travel information, including special sightseeing spots such as Hyogo Prefecture's Japanese heritage sites and cycling, as well as model courses where you can enjoy hot spring culture and Japanese sake, so be sure to check it out!

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