Popular Autumn Leaves Spots in Japan

One of the world’s most famous autumn leaves spots for viewing is Japan. Experiencing the colorful leaves during October to November is one of the best activities in Japan that you should not miss. In this article, we will guide you some popular autumn leaves spots in Japan.


Koishikawa Korakuen

Koishikawa Korakuen is the first botanical garden in Tokyo. Here is one of the oldest gardens in Japan. There are varieties of plants blooming along four seasons, especially in autumn. You will see more than 250 trees of maple and ginkgo change to red, orange and yellow with other impressive viewing spots in the garden.

Icho Namiki

In autumn around the end of November every year, the ginkgo in Icho Namiki Avenue will be changed in brilliant golden color along the street. Here is not only the most beautiful autumn leaves viewing spots in Tokyo which attracted many tourists, but it has also been used as a location for many popular films.


Tofukuji Temple

Tofukuji Temple is one of the biggest Zen-Buddhism temples in Kyoto. It is located in natural and peaceful atmosphere with more than 2,000 maple and other trees. In autumn, the trees will gradually change into reddish tones, blend together beautifully.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the oldest temples in Japan which registered as one of Kyoto’s cultural heritage. Here is famous as a power spot for praying. It is also surrounded by beautiful and unique nature and peace atmosphere, especially in autumn. During this time, you will see the beauty of colorful leaves in day and night.

Sagano Scenic Railway

Sagano Scenic Railway is the scenic train servicing between Arashiyama and Kameoka, the popular autumn leaves viewing spot that beautiful as same as painting. The train will run through the Hozu River and the valley covered with rich forest. In autumn, most trees will change into reddish tones and blend together beautifully. Tourists can fully enjoy and capture the impressive scenic.


Jozankei Onsen

Jozankei Onsen is one of the popular onsen resorts near Sapporo. It is located in rich and beautiful nature. You can relax with natural hot springs and enjoy the great scenic of colorful leaves in autumn. The peak season will start around the mid of October along with the shuttle bus service from many tourist spots.


Ohori Park

Ohori Park is a heart of Fukuoka. It is located in the center of Fukuoka city surrounding by the beatuful scenic and the big lake. There are unique Japanese gardens, maple trees, and other varieties of plants changing into reddish tones around November. Here is one of the most popular parks which suited for walking in autumn.

Nikko (Tochigi)

Shinkyo Bridge

Shinkyo Bridge is one of the most beautiful and unique bridge in Japan. It is red curved bridge crossing the Diya River at the entrance to the shrine and Nikko Temple. The atmosphere surrounded by the beautiful nature. In autumn, the trees around the bridge will change into a reddish-orange tone to drive the view in this area more prominent and beautiful to attract visitors.

Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji is a big lake created 20,000 years ago when the volcano erupted and blocked the river. In autumn around mid-October to November, the atmosphere will surround by the colorful trees in a reddish-orange-yellow tone which mixed beautifully.

Keon Waterfall

Keon Waterfall is the top three most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. It is height about 100 meters located near Lake Chuzenji. Visitors will enjoy the beauty of the colorful nature with waterfalls in autumn from mid-October to November.

Akechidaira Ropeway

Akechidaira Ropeway is another autumn leaves viewing spot in Nikko that you should not miss. On the Akechidaira Ropeway, you will experience the panoramic view of colorful valley surrounding by great nature in autumn. You can also see the top view of many popular viewpoints, such as, Keon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji.