Best places to see autumn leaves in Japan


Best places to see autumn leaves in Japan

There are some places on Earth where the dissimilarities between each passing season are so pronounced and possibly no other place where they play such a vital role in a country’s culture – from festivals to cuisines like Japan. It does not have the “best” term to visit Japan, because there are countless reasons why you should explore it in 4 seasons.

It’s absolutely undeniable that cherry blossoms are the most famous flower; meanwhile, dazzling autumn leaves in autumn are the second-most popular. Unlike Sakura, fall colors are not found everywhere, and they tend to stick around for a little longer – making them rather more reliable than their pink counterparts. Japanese has their own favorite destination for viewing autumn leaves. Take a look to the list below! Maybe it’s useful for your trip in the next fall.

1. Kyoto Temples

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The magnificent scene appears when the maple leaves are lightened

Kyoto Imperial Citadel, an area harboring the culture and history of Japan, formerly called “The City of 10 Thousand Shrines”. Temples and shrines here are not only famous throughout the world but also the most ideal spots to do sightseeing the beauty of autumn leaves in Japan.

2. Hokkaido National Park

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Tourists can observe the overwhelming spectacular beauty of the National Park

Although the Northern Japan’s island is rarely visited by wanderers because of expensive charge, it’s a famous spot to watch fall leaves in Japan. Thanks to natural creations as wild scenes, lakes, mountains, and hot springs, Hokkaido National Park becomes a wonderful landmark to enjoy the way autumn changing its color.

3. Tokyo

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The yellow maple leaves brighten a corner of the city

Although Tokyo is not as large as the northern parks, it is the initial spot for most of trips in Japan, so it’s very convenient for you to explore the beauty of autumn there before discovering other places.

Namiki Avenue, Rikugien and Koishikawa Korakuen Park are the most inspired place to view autumn color in the center of Tokyo. A little way out of Tokyo, Mount Takao is also a popular spot – the leaves there turn slightly earlier than in the city, so if you’re visiting in mid-November this is your best shout for autumn leaves. The most suitable term to visit Tokyo is between mid-October and mid-December.

4. Towada Lake and Oirase Stream, Tohoku

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Tourists are surely seduced by the romantic and quiet atmosphere there

Going ahead to the North, the next destination is the pretty Towada Lake next to Hachimantai Mountain. Along with the nearby Oirase stream, they are also the landscape that possesses a stunning fall in Japan with the magnificent red autumn leaves.

5. Nikko

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Even the prissiest people will be defeated by its splendid beauty

Being voted one of the most popular spots in Japan, Nikko is not far from Tokyo with a few times going by train. Nikko scenery is extremely adorable and especially attractive from October to November.

After exploring the area’s cultural offerings, you should be sure to make time to head out into the surrounding forests – especially around Chuzenji Lake and the hot spring town of Yumoto Onsen, where the leaves are at their most beautiful.

6. Kawaguchi Lake, Fuji Five Lakes

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The fresh red of autumn leaves mostly cover the way to Fuji Mount

Kawaguchi Lake, a part of Fuji Five Lakes system, is a spectacular destination, resort that you can’t pass as discovering Fuji Mount. Under its foot, the surrounding is covered by the fresh red of autumn leaves. Visitors also have chance to refresh their soul on the red leaves street to Fujikawaguchiko festival.

7. Nyuto-onsenkyo Hot Spring, Akita

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Observing autumn colors while sinking in the hot stream is an exciting experience

Nyuto-onsenkyo is located on the foot of Nyuto Mount. This is the most well-known hot steam in Japan with several outdoor showers. If you luckily visit in the maple leaves season, you are able to both sink in the hot stream and enjoy the gorgeous sightseeing around.

8. Kamakura, Kanagawa

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This is an ideal place in autumn for people who love peace to visit

Kamakura belonging to Kanagawa province, which is a notorious area that possesses numerous historic relics such as: the huge Daibutsu Buddha Statue. Taking a walk there, tourists are able to come across streets covered by red autumn leaves or tunnels made from red and yellow maple leaves, blend their spirit into a romantic atmosphere as well.


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