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Discover Japan's Beautiful Autumn, Japan's Fall Colors 2018

Japan's Fall Colors 2018

Japan starts turning crimson and gold, as the summer heat fades and crisp air flows in. The landscape of picturesque, brilliant autumn leaves, known as koyo, is just as beautiful as the sight of cherry blossoms in the spring, and symbolizes Japan’s seasons.

Autumn leaves start changing from the north, beginning in the middle of September in Tohoku. From mid-October to mid-December you can enjoy the scenery throughout the country. In this special feature, we introduce details on the fall foliage for each area in Japan, from famous spots to areas that are lesser known. With MATCHA’s articles as your guide, please enjoy Japan's gorgeous fall foliage!

Fall Leaves Forecast

Timeline Map

Timeline Map From : Weathernews(2018/10/03)

Average Annual Forecast by Area

Region Site Forecast
Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake Mid-September~Early October
Shiretoko Goko Lakes Mid-October
Hakodate Early November
Tohoku Kurikoyama Early October
Naruko Valley Late October~Early November
Kanto (Tokyo) Mount Takao Mid-November~Early December
Ueno Park Late November
Chubu Kamikochi Mid-October〜Late October
Shirakawago Late October~Early November
Mt. Fuji Skyline Mid-October
Kinki Arashiyama Mid-November~Early December
Osaka Castle Park Mid-November~Early December
Chugoku Miyajima Mid-November~Late November
Okutsu Valley Early November
Shikoku Kankakei Gorge Early November
Mt. Tsurugi Mid-October
Kyushu Kunenan Mid-November~Late November
Akizuki Castle Ruins Late November~Early December
*Viewing time for autumn foliage may vary between a week to 10 days, depending on the temperature and weather of the year.

Autumn Leaves Spots

  • Hokkaido
  • Tohoku
  • Kanto (Tokyo)
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto and Osaka
  • Hiroshima and Kyushu

Hokkaido

Tohoku

Kanto (Tokyo)

Hakone

Kyoto and Osaka

Hiroshima and Kyushu