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!
|Hokkaido||Daisetsuzan Asahidake||Mid-September～Early October|
|Shiretoko Goko Lakes||Mid-October|
|Naruko Valley||Late October～Early November|
|Kanto (Tokyo)||Mount Takao||Mid-November～Early December|
|Ueno Park||Late November|
|Shirakawago||Late October～Early November|
|Mt. Fuji Skyline||Mid-October|
|Osaka Castle Park||Mid-November～Early December|
|Okutsu Valley||Early November|
|Shikoku||Kankakei Gorge||Early November|
|Akizuki Castle Ruins||Late November～Early December|