Celebrating Japan's autumn colours

Celebrating Japan’s autumn colours

Celebrating Japan’s autumn colours

Celebrating-Japan's-autumn-coloursAutumn is the most colourful of Japan’s four distinct seasons. Over the centuries, the Japanese have deified, celebrated and appreciated their country’s autumn foliage, and today autumn leaf viewing remains a highly popular national pastime – as popular as cherry blossom viewing, in fact.

Starting from the northernmost island of Hokkaido, fiery crimson and golden yellow hues of maples and ginkgos, among others, gradually spread south through Japan from October to early December.


Below is a list of some popular autumn leaf viewing spots across Japan.

Northern Japan Lake Towada, Aomori Prefecture

Eastern Japan Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo

Mt Takao, Hachioji City, Tokyo

Celebrating-Japan's-autumn-coloursWestern Japan Arashiyama, Kyoto

Celebrating-Japan's-autumn-coloursMomijidani Park, Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture

Autumn foliage guide www.japan-guide.com/e/e2014.html