Fall Foliage in Japan

One word to describe the fall foliage in Japan..

Pure beauty. It’s breathtaking. There are no words to describe how gorgeous Japan is during the Fall. I love Spring season in Japan too because of the cherry blossoms but Fall foliage is much more mature and I feel like it has its own depth of beauty.

In short, if you have never been to Japan, book your flight and go to Japan to catch the beautiful fall foliage there.

In the early stage of the Fall, you will find the orange, yellow and red colors mostly in the mountains and it will surely impress every tourist coming not only from Japan but from all over the world. When I first saw the Kouyou (Fall Foliage), I remember how deeply I sighed and didn’t say anything. I was in Hiroshima at that time.

My mother loves climbing mountains so he usually goes hiking to enjoy the colorful leaves in the mountains. What I really like about the Fall season in Japan is that you can actually feel the autumn even in Japan’s cities! The temples and gardens of Kyoto look even more gorgeous with the deep autumn colors. Trees in the parks in the cities are gently blowing its winds and it is beautiful.

These are my favorite spots to enjoy the beauty of Fall Foliage in Japan.

Fuji Five Lakes (Fujiko)
You should visit October to mid November.
Northern base of Mount Fuji has excellent views of mountain with autumn colors.

Hakone
Early to late November
My parents go there almost every year. It is a beautiful place and you can enjoy a moderate amount of fall colors across the region.

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Kamakura

Of course..you have to visit there during Fall. Kamakura’s temples and shrines have beautiful autumn trees and it is said that the peak of the season is not often reached until early December!

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Kyoto
Tofukuji
This temple displays Kyoto’s most spectacular fall foliage. I want to cross the famous Tsutenkyo bridge!!

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Kiyomizudera
Well, this temple is very popular throughout a year. You can see the large wooded areas that turn red in the second half of November and it is intense and vibrant.

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