Japan's Top 100
Autumn Leaves Viewing Sites

Hokkaido

  • Jozankei Onsengai

    Jozankei Onsengai

    Jozankei Onsen Town is located in the suburbs of Sapporo. If you go to the mountain to follow the Toyohira River from the city of Sapporo, you will see the hot spring resort of Jozankei. There is a walking path located along the river, and you can enjoy autumn leaves. We recommend you especially Nishikibashi area. It is accessible to the mountains around the hot spring town, Lake Sapporo, and Hoheikyo Dam. You can also enjoy the view of the magnificent waterfall and autumn leaves by a sightseeing boat or go down the river.

    Best time From the beginning of October to the middle of October
    Address Jozankeionsen, Minami-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (MAP)
    MAPCODE 708 755 739*60
  • Biei Blue-pond

    Biei Blue-pond

    "Blue Pond" in Biei Hokkaido, which is tasteful for each season such as under the blue sky of the summer, in the trees in the early spring, and so on. However, it would be great to go when it is colored by autumn leaves. It is one of the power spot, which is surrounded by great nature.

    Best time From the end of September to the beginning of October
    Address Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido (MAP)
    MAPCODE 349 569 813*62
  • Hiraoka Jugei Center

    Hiraoka Jugei Center

    A tree - lined road of Nomura red leaves from "Hiraoka Jugei Center", where in Kiyota, Sapporo, Hokkaido, is a must-see place! The world of red color fascinates people, and the best time to see is from late October to early November. There are 8 kinds and over 700 red trees in the park, and it will begin to color from the middle of October. Also, many Shidaremomiji trees in the park are a must see!

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address 4Jo3-1 Hiraoka, Kiyota-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (MAP)
    MAPCODE 9 294 893*41

Aomori

  • Kawauchigawa Valley

    Kawauchigawa Valley

    A Kawauchi River Gorge promenade walk with a total length of 4.4 km, which has 3 types of bridges on the way. There is Yunokawa Onsen Town at the end of the way, so you can relax at the hot spring after walking along the foliage promenade. Also, you see the hall, which is called Ouketsu. It has taken over a period of tens of thousands years, the pebbles that fell in the dent have rotated and scraped the rock surface.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Sokobe, Kawauchi-machi, Mutsu-shi, Aomori (MAP)
    MAPCODE 629 432 273*57
  • Yagen River

    Yagen River

    The promenade of Yagen Mountain Stream is about 4 km from Yagen Bridge to Oku Yagen Onsen and you can enjoy a walk for about 1 hour. The beauty of the valley colored by the broad-leaved forest is as beautiful as Oirase Mountain Stream of Towada. For several thousand years, different riverbeds and riversides formed by the erosion show various beauties together with mixed forests, clear streams, bedrocks etc. every season.Occasionally, you can see serows.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of October
    Address Yagen, Ohata-machi, Mutsu-shi, Aomori (MAP)
    MAPCODE 629 774 461*41
  • Nakano Momijiyama

    Nakano Momijiyama

    Nakano Momiji Mountain is famous as a maple of Momiji since Hirosaki Domain ordered over 100 kinds of Kaede seedlings from Kyoto and transplanted the following year. In Nakano Shrine in the forest, there are about 200 years old Momiji and Fir trees, and the Great Sugi aged 500 years to 700 years, and it is designated as a natural treasure. Colored autumn leaves are reflected in waterfalls and mountain streams, and these beauties are admired.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Minaminakano, Kuroishi-shi, Aomori (MAP)
    MAPCODE 804 667 847*80
  • Tsuta Numa

    Tsuta Numa

    Tsutanuma is a landmark of autumn leaves. Bright red leaves are colored by the sunrise glow, and it is a magnificent view. You will receive the overwhelming impression from the view. There are marshes in the Towada Hachimantai National Park, which is called "Tsutano Nananuma". There is "Pathway of marsh" of 2.8 km/1 circle around the six marshes from Tsuta Onsen.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of October
    Address Tsuta, Okuse, Towada-shi, Aomori (MAP)
    MAPCODE 704 354 672*22

Iwate

  • Basenkyo

    Basenkyo

    Basenkyo is a gorge along the Mabechigawa River with a dynamic rocky scenery. The Ogami-iwa and the Megami-iwa are designated by the national government including a valley of Mabechi River. It attracts people with the beauty of seasonal nature. The largest Myouto-iwa(Ogami-iwa and Megami-iwa) is located at the entrance of Ninohe, and you can enjoy a view of Ninohe town from the observation platform on the Ogami-iwa. The best time to see autumn leaves is from mid-October to early November.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of October
    Address Ishikiridokoro, Ninohe-shi, Iwate (MAP)
    MAPCODE 209 305 158*24

Miyagi

  • Yokokawa Valley

    Yokokawa Valley

    The appearance that broad - leaved forest turns red leaves, which is located along Yokokawa River has its rise in Zaou, is absolutely breathtaking. You can see a beautiful view of Fubo Mountain in autumn color and Yokokawa Valley from the largest Suspension Bridge in Tohoku area. If you take a walk for about 15 minutes on the promenade, you can go to Chourou Lake.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Yokokawa, Shichikashuku-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 171 783 303*70
  • Naruko Gorge

    Naruko Gorge

    Naruko Gorge is a valley of the Otani River, which is about 4.5 km from Naruko Onsen to Nakayamadaira Onsen. You can see the view of autumn leaves such as Japanese beech tree, oak tree, and maple trees from mid-October to mid-November. The Strath, which is shaved off by Otani River with a depth of 100 meters, would be colored by autumn leaves with red and yellow. The scenery from the observatory is beautiful. There is Ofukasawa promenade(2.2 km) nearby.

    Best time From the middle of October to the middle of November
    Address Shitomae, Narukoonsen, Osaki-shi, Miyagi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 317 818 787*66

Akita

  • Doroyu Onsen Okuyama Ryokan

    Doroyu Onsen Okuyama Ryokan

    Throughout Doroyu Onsen is unified with a deep brown wooden structure that looks like a big Ryokan. There are three hotels in the area and one of them is "Okuyama Ryokan". If you enter the village of Doroyu, you will see a row of houses that look like Showa period(about 80~90 years ago). The hot spring is an ample supply of water, and the view of the autumn leaves of mountains from the open-air bath of Doroyu Onsen is superb. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from mid-October to late October.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of October
    Address Takamatsu, Yuzawa-shi, Akita (MAP)
    MAPCODE 813 568 505*71
  • Nyuto Onsenkyo Tsurunoyu

    Nyuto Onsenkyo Tsurunoyu

    Seven hot springs at the foot of Nyuto mountain, which is called Nyuto Onsen-Kyo. Each hot spring has their own source, the spring quality is various and there are more than 10 kinds of sources in Nyuto Onsen-Kyo. Tsurunoyu has the oldest history in Nyuto Onsen-Kyo, which is prestigious hot spring, and it was a spa for Akita feudal lord. There is still a tenement house called "Honjin" with the roof of Kayabuki, which Samurai stayed who was responsible for defending the Akita feudal lord.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of October
    Address 50 Kokuyurin, Sendatsuzawa, Tazawakotazawa, Semboku-shi, Akita (MAP)
    MAPCODE 435 484 240*07

Yamagata

  • Zao

    Zao

    Zao is a landmark of autumn leaves that ranging from Miyagi prefecture and Yamagata prefecture. If you would like to enjoy the dynamic landscape, a plateau route from Zao Line to Eko Line is recommended, and it is a driving course that you can enjoy the scenery of autumn leaves. On the Yamagata prefecture side, there is a ropeway, that you can enjoy the big panorama view of the autumn leaves.

    Best time From the beginning of October to the end of October
    Address Zaoonsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata (MAP)
    MAPCODE 569 572 386*34
  • Risshaku-ji Temple

    Risshaku-ji Temple

    The reason why Yamadera is called the landscape of autumn leaves is that the surroundings of the buildings on a steep slope become in red in Autumn. The best time to see the autumn leaves in Yamadera area is from the end of October to early November every year. You can not miss the spectacular view of the night when the autumn leaves are illuminated.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address 4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata (MAP)
    MAPCODE 62 232 111*74
  • Bonjigawa Valley

    Bonjigawa Valley

    The beauty of the valley where Bonji River flows is amazing, and there are also many sights of autumn leaves such as "Komenoko waterfall" and "Akakura Aokura", the autumn leaves are superb. There is a promenade from "Komenoko waterfall" Drive-in to Michi-no-Eki "Tsukiyama", and you can take a long look at the autumn leaves. The autumn leaves in the fall is beautiful, and both the banks of the clear stream and the whole mountain is brightly colored.

    Best time From the middle of October to the beginning of November
    Address Kaminagawa, Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata (MAP)
    MAPCODE 523 671 732*60

Fukushima

  • Tonohetsuri

    Tonohetsuri

    "Tono Hetsuri" is designated as a natural treasure, which is made of strange rocks, is also a famous sight of autumn leaves. A promenade is built under the rock, that is deeply gouged out and you can enjoy the autumn leaves. It takes about 10 minutes from "Tono Hetsuri" station. The best time to see the autumn in late October.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Shitabayashi, Yagoshima, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun, Fukushima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 433 379 452*76
  • Jododaira

    Jododaira

    Jododaira, located in the middle of the Bandai Azuma Skyline connecting Fukushima City and the Bandai Plateau, the surrounding mountains start to color from the end of September every year. There are various walking courses starting from the Jododaira visitor center. It is easy to walk through the course of the boardwalk where you can see the beautiful grass or herbs that turn red and walk around a crater of Azumakofuji.

    Best time From the end of September to the middle of October
    Address Washikurayama, Tsuchiyuonsen-machi, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 475 181 427*52

Ibaraki

  • Fukuroda Falls

    Fukuroda Falls

    Fukuroda Falls is one of the three Japan Falls designated as a place of national scenic beauty. It is also called "Yodo Waterfall" because it drops down four series of cascades and the line created by water flowing the four rock faces is smooth like a white thread. In the autumn, you can see the contrast of Japanese maple and lacquer tree, and especially between early November to mid-November is spectacular.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the middle of November
    Address 3-9 Fukuroda, Daigo-machi, Kuji-gun, Ibaraki (MAP)
    MAPCODE 379 634 305*11
  • Hitachi Seaside Park

    Hitachi Seaside Park

    The best time to see the autumnal leaves of Kokia in Hitachi Seaside Park is from the beginning of October until the middle of October. From late September to early October, the leaves will start to turn red little by little. "Miharashino Oka" is filled with "Kokia", which is grass turns red mysteriously, is spectacular. It is exquisite scenery that autumn leaves vividly turns red the area.

    Best time From the beginning of October to the middle of October
    Address 605-4 Onuma, Mawatari, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki (MAP)
    MAPCODE 47 236 761*14

Tochigi

  • Chausudake Mountain

    Chausudake Mountain

    Chausu Mountain is located in Nasu-cho, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture, and is the main peak of a range of Nasu mountains where you can get the whole view of the Japanese Kanto Plains. Also, you can see a wide variety of autumn leaves and if you use the ropeway that brings them to the top of the mountain, you can see the view of the autumn leaves scenery of entire Nasu mountain range. It is a beautiful place with the autumn leaves of mountain ash, beeches, Enkianthus perulatus, and maple, that has a well-balanced color.

    Best time From the beginning of October to the end of October
    Address Nasudake, Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 548 747 626*04
  • Hangetsuyama Observation Deck(Hatcho Dejima)

    Hangetsuyama Observation Deck(Hatcho Dejima)

    In the period of autumn leaves, the view from the observation deck of Hangetsu Mountain, which is located at the end of the Chuzenji Lake Skyline is magnificent. You can enjoy a large panorama such as colorful Hatcho- Dejima, which is protruded to the lake a snake, the magnificent Mount Nantai, and Ryuzu Falls and Senjogahara from far away. You can also enjoy the scenery during your drive on the way.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of October
    Address Chugushi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 947 147 371*41

Gunma

  • Usui Daisan Kyoryo Bridge

    Usui Daisan Kyoryo Bridge

    Megane Bridge(Usui 3rd Bridge) is a beautiful brick arch bridge that combines art and technology, and it is designated as an important cultural property and the largest quadruplex arch principle railway bridge with Kawara tile roofing in Japan. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the beginning of November to middle of November and you can see Megane Bridge and autumn leaves beautifully if you look up from the bottom. The scenery is beautiful and attracts many people.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the middle of November
    Address Sakamoto, Matsuida-machi, Annaka-shi, Gumma (MAP)
    MAPCODE 292 684 515*65
  • Watarase Keikoku Railway

    Watarase Keikoku Railway

    Whole Watarase Keikoku Railway Line is a good site to see autumn leaves. Especially, the part between Omama Station and Kobe Station. Since it runs along the Watarase River, you can enjoy both autumn leaves and pure streams and valley of Watarase River from a train window. You can enjoy seeing autumn leaves for about a month from late October to mid-November.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Omama, Omama-cho, Midori-shi, Gumma (MAP)
    MAPCODE 261 079 757*12
  • Lake Usui

    Lake Usui

    Usui Lake is an artificial lake built by damming up the water of Shisui River and Nakao River. A promenade of about 20 minutes one round is maintained, and when the maple and ivy turn red, a vivid landscape is reflected on the lake surface. Please enjoy with Megane Bridge crossing the promenade "Aputono Michi" where old tracks are maintained.

    Best time From the middle of October to the beginning of November
    Address Sakamoto, Matsuida-machi, Annaka-shi, Gumma (MAP)
    MAPCODE 292 685 069*75
  • Lake Okushima

    Lake Okushima

    The best time to see the autumn leaves of Okushima Lake is from late September to mid-October. It is an artificial lake, which is located at the end of Shima Onsen, and Shimagawa Dam dammed up the lake. The lakeside, which is about 4 kilometers one round, is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves. The color of the lake surface changes during autumnal leaves, and it is very beautiful. You can also enjoy autumn leaves from the open-air bath of Ryokan along side streams.

    Best time From the end of September to the middle of October
    Address Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gumma (MAP)
    MAPCODE 554 094 100*44
  • Fukiwarenotaki Fall

    Fukiwarenotaki Fall

    Fukiware Waterfall is also called Niagara of the East, and it is designated as a national natural treasure. It is a famous waterfall with a width of about 30m and a height of about 7m, which is located in the middle region of Katashina River, about 3km north of Oigami Onsen. The best time to see the autumn leaves is late October to mid-November, the surrounding trees are in red, and it creates a splendid contrast with the clear stream. The beauty of the landscape where the entire mountain is colored in various colors is splendid.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Okkai, Tone-machi, Numata-shi, Gumma (MAP)
    MAPCODE 540 115 756*85

Chiba

  • Lake Kameyama

    Lake Kameyama

    The best time to see the autumn leaves of Kameyama Lake is from late November to early December. The undulation of the mountain is gentle and the view with a sense of openness, and the autumnal tints and maple trees are beautifully colored red and yellow. "Kameyama Autumn Festival" will be held from November to enjoy watching autumn leaves by a sightseeing boat during the period. You can enjoy the bright autumn leaves around the lakeside and the valley.

    Best time From the end of November to the beginning of December
    Address Kyukawamata, Kawamata, Kimitsu-shi, Chiba (MAP)
    MAPCODE 309 820 162*11
  • Komatuji Temple

    Komatuji Temple

    The best time to see the autumn leaves at Komatuji is from mid-November to mid-December, you can enjoy the autumn leaves of autumnal tints, Maple, and Ginkgo. The big tree of the maple in the property is stunning. It is known as one of the few places of autumnal leaves in Minami Boso. Events such as 'Komatsuji Momiji Festival' and 'Sato Festival' are held during autumnal leaves, and it is crowded with many tourists.

    Best time From the middle of November to the middle of December
    Address 1057 Onuki, Chikura-cho, Minamiboso-shi, Chiba (MAP)
    MAPCODE 211 169 738*56

Tokyo

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

    Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

    Koishikawa Kourakuen is a Japanese garden of the style of garden that features a path around a pond built in the Edo Kamiyashiki of the Mito Tokugawa family at the beginning of the Edo period (1629). It is a popular place to see the autumn leaves in Tokyo. It starts to color gradually from the beginning of November, and it will the best time to see the autumn leaves from late November to early December. Autumnal tints, zelkova, Japanese wax trees, and ginkgo trees will be more bright.

    Best time From the end of November to the beginning of December
    Address 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (MAP)
    MAPCODE 735 155*26

Kanagawa

  • Mt.Kozuka

    Mt.Kozuka

    From late October to mid-November, it will be the best time to see the autumn leaves from Kozukayama to Daigatake. The autumn leaves around Kozukayama, which is on the way to Miyagino to Sengokuhara, is always beautiful. You can enjoy walking around the narrow street to near Hayakawa, which is located on the southwestern side of Hakone glass forest garden to see the autumn leaves.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 57 332 327*25
  • Hayakawa Valley

    Hayakawa Valley

    It is called a promenade of Hayakawa gorge. There is an entrance to the promenade on the left after you crossing Muso Bridge that spans Hayakawa River. There is also Onsen Ryokan along the gorge, matches well with the mountain range of autumn leaves that reminds you of "Spirited Away(Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi". You can enjoy autumn leaves from the bath in the Ryokan.

    Best time From the beginning of December to the middle of December
    Address Miyanoshita, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 57 276 767*23
  • Oiso Town

    Oiso Town

    Oisojoyama Park is a city park, which is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves, maintained the site of the old Mitsui Zaibatsu villas and the residence of Shigeru Yoshida. There is a tea room with a traditional Japanese atmosphere and Local Museum, and you can enjoy maple-viewing in a rich natural environment where trees such as Shi, Oak, and Zelkova have exuberant foliage. It will be illuminated from the end of November, and you can enjoy a different atmosphere from the day time.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address 551-1 Kokufuhongo, Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 15 185 127*18

Niigata

  • Yamakoshi

    Yamakoshi

    In Yamakoshi village, the original Japanese landscape remains today, and you can see the beautiful scenery of each season all over the steep mountain slope. The autumn leaves from Yamakoshi such as red leaves and yellow leaves are amazingly beautiful. The cloud sea of the terraced paddy field in autumnal leaves season is stunning.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address Mushigame, Yamakoshi, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata (MAP)
    MAPCODE 512 601 659*52
  • Kiyotsu River

    Kiyotsu River

    Kiyotsukyo is designated as a place of national scenic beauty in one of Japan's three great canyons, and you can enjoy autumn leaves from the late October every year. Let's see the superb view of the harmony of maples and deciduous trees such as Nara and Tochi. You can enjoy the beauty of the gorge from four great places in "Kiyotsukyo gorge tunnel".

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Mitsumata, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata (MAP)
    MAPCODE 554 813 066*68
  • Yahiko Park  Momijidani

    Yahiko Park Momijidani

    "Momiji Valley" in the park near Yahiko Station is known as famous for its beautiful autumn leaves. The best time to see autumn leaves is from late October to mid-November. Through the tunnel in the park, the scenery of the "Momiji Valley" is exactly the word for wonderful. There is Kangetsukyo that reproduces the old wooden bridge, displaying a beautifully harmonized autumn leaves landscape.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Yahiko, Yahiko-mura, Nishikambara-gun, Niigata (MAP)
    MAPCODE 190 099 446*22

Toyama

  • Kurobe Unazuki

    Kurobe Unazuki

    Kurobe gorge located in Kurobe-shi, Toyama Prefecture is the most famous place of autumn leaves in Toyama prefecture. The best time to see autumn leaves is late October to mid-November, viewing the autumn leaves from the tram train in the old growth colored with red and yellow of the deep gorge is the best. Enjoying autumn leaves around Unazuki Station is very beautiful, but you should take the tram train to enjoy the large panorama of the autumn leaves!

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Okuyamakokuyurin, Kurobe, Kurobe-shi, Toyama (MAP)
    MAPCODE 220 236 241*35
  • Tateyama

    Tateyama

    Tateyama is no exaggeration to say that the entire mountain is famous for autumn leaves. The features of autumn leaves are not only red and yellow but also rich in colors such as dark green of Haimatsu and light green of Chishimazasa. The color of Nanakamado glowing in the leaves of yellow. The best time to see is from mid-September to mid-October, it begins at an earlier time compared to other places in Japan.

    Best time From the middle of September to the middle of October
    Address Senjugahara, Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama (MAP)
    MAPCODE 678 893 467*13

Ishikawa

  • Ubagataki Falls

    Ubagataki Falls

    It is a large dynamic waterfall 111meters high, which was selected as "100 Japanese Waterfalls" in Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture." In the autumn, the beauty of the surrounding autumnal leaves is reflected spectacularly in the waterfall. "Oyadani no yu" near the waterfall is nice to heal the fatigue of foot in the natural open-air bath while viewing the autumn leaves.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address Chugu, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 549 006 185*10
  • Korogi Bridge

    Korogi Bridge

    The best time to see the autumn leaves of the scenic spot "Korogi Bridge" in Yamanaka Onsen, located in Kakusenkei, is from the beginning of November. The point of autumnal leaves is located at the 250 meters point from "Ayatori Bridge" to "Korogi Bridge" upper stream. Especially the beauty of autumnal leaves that the surroundings of Momiji near "Korogi Bridge" is exceptional. It is also popular as a taking a walk for visitors.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address Yamanakaonsenshimotani-machi, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 264 269 508*00
  • Natadera Temple

    Natadera Temple

    Nata Temple is popular sights for autumn leaves in Ishikawa Prefecture and also designated as one of Japan's Top 100 sights for autumn leaves. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the beginning of November to the end of November, there are 13 types including Irohamomiji, Oyamamomiji, Yamamomiji, Uchiwakaede, and Doudan. The precincts of the temple are colored in red and become an exquisite view.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address 122 Yu, Nata-machi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 120 230 204*12
  • Hakusan Senjagaike

    Hakusan Senjagaike

    The autumnal leaves in Hakusan Pond Senjagaike begin to color in the middle of October and the best time to see is late October to early November. The pond that reflects the surrounding trees and mountains on the surface of the water is mysterious because of that there is no river flowing through but there is a stream in the pound. It is one of the most beautiful places of autumn leaves in Fukui prefecture, the autumnal leaves of Sanno Mine reflected on the crystal water surface is magnificent.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Shiramine, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 950 542 370*84

Fukui

  • Ajimanoen

    Ajimanoen

    Echizen's village "Ajimanoen" has a large variety of plants in a wide site. There is "Manyo-kan" in the garden that is on the theme of "Romance and love songs" from "Manyoshu", which is the oldest Japanese waka collection from 1, 200 years ago. It is surrounded by autumn leaves in the autumn and you can feel the romance of Manyo.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address 55-1 Yokawa-cho, Echizen-shi, Fukui (MAP)
    MAPCODE 200 478 743*30
  • Kyoyo Garden

    Kyoyo Garden

    Kyoyo Garden Park is designated as one of Japan's Top 100 Historical Parks and the best time to see autumn leaves is from the middle of November to the beginning of December. You can enjoy about 1, 600 maple leaves in the garden. It is also popular as one of the most famous places in Hokuriku with a fantastic atmosphere that is illuminated during the night. You can also enjoy the special local products of Sabae and the taste of Fall at the adjacent "Michinoeki, Nishiyama Park".

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address 2-7-1 Sakura-machi, Sabae-shi, Fukui (MAP)
    MAPCODE 63 096 326*80

Yamanashi

  • Lake Kawaguchi

    Lake Kawaguchi

    The main event of the autumn leaves corridor (around Nashikawa)"Autumn Festival" will be held in autumn from early November to late November. There is 60 autumn leaves trees over 80-year-old on both banks of Nashi River for 150 meters. You can also enjoy the illuminated autumn leaves in the evening, which is splendid.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 161 361 655*10

Nagano

  • Hagoromosaki

    Hagoromosaki

    It is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves located in the southern part of Nagano Prefecture. The best time to see autumn leaves is from early October to mid-October every year in Hagoromozaki area of Hiraoka, Tenryu. The types of autumn leaves are Nanakamado, Dakekanba, and Mine-Kaede. Hagoromozaki is situated at the junction with the Tenryu River and Tohyama River, and it is known as the amazing view point. Have a relaxing time at Onsen town after enjoying the autumn leaves.

    Best time From the beginning of October to the middle of October
    Address Hagoromozaki, Hiraoka, Tenryu-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano (MAP)
    MAPCODE 313 147 336*23
  • Kammandaki Falls

    Kammandaki Falls

    You can see the view of beautiful autumn leaves around Kanman Fall 107 meters high at the end of September every year. There is an observation deck along the Shiga Kusatsu Plateau Route, and a promenade is maintained around the observation deck. Also, tourist attractions are dotted in the neighborhood, such as Jigokudani Monkey Park, which is famous for wild monkeys taking a bath.

    Best time From the end of September to the middle of October
    Address Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano (MAP)
    MAPCODE 341 791 207*64
  • Shiraito Falls

    Shiraito Falls

    Shiraito Falls is a waterfall located in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, and it is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves. The best time to see autumn leaves is mid-October to mid-November every year. It is said that the name comes from hundreds of groundwater flowing down from a curved rock wall like a white thread. The collaboration of waterfall and autumn leaves is a must see!

    Best time From the middle of October to the middle of November
    Address Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano (MAP)
    MAPCODE 292 851 762*14

Gifu

  • Tarakyo Forest Park

    Tarakyo Forest Park

    Tara Gorge in Ogaki-shi, Gifu Prefecture is a gorge that has a length of about 2.2 kilometers. In the fall, the mountains are colored red all at once, and a suspension bridge and a promenade walk are installed, so you can enjoy the autumn leaves of Momiji reflected in the clear stream. The best time to see is from early November to mid-November and many people come to see the autumn leaves.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the middle of November
    Address 871-1 Shimotara, Kamiishizu-cho, Ogaki-shi, Gifu (MAP)
    MAPCODE 290 763 061*28
  • Magomejuku

    Magomejuku

    Magome-juku is a "lodging place opened at the slope" that has the total length of 600 m on the border of Mino, at the southernmost of Kisoji 11-shuku. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the beginning of November to the mid-November. Autumnal leaves and the lodging town of the Edo era (Shukubamachi: Village which had been maintained as an accommodation in the middle of the road about 150-400 years ago) matches and brings a wonderful atmosphere. Momiji that is illuminated during the season in the park along the river that hundreds of meters down from the lodging places are also very beautiful.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the middle of November
    Address Magome, Nakatsugawa-shi, Gifu (MAP)
    MAPCODE 178 383 671*41
  • Yokokuraji Temple

    Yokokuraji Temple

    Ryoukaisan Yokokuraji Temple is known as a place for a mummy of Myoshinhoushi from 200 years ago encloses in. It is also known as a famous place for its beautiful autumn leaves, and many people visit from the beginning of November to the end of November when the best time to see autumn leaves. The contrast of the red Io Bridge and the white wall of the temple with the bright autumn leaves is absolutely beautiful.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address 1160 Tanigumikambara, Ibigawa-cho, Ibi-gun, Gifu (MAP)
    MAPCODE 242 802 021*82

Shizuoka

  • Okuoi

    Okuoi

    There are many places to enjoy autumn leaves in the area, such as Sumatakyo of Okuoi, hot spring, and the suspended bridge(Yumeno-Tsuribashi) over the upstream of Omama dam. It is accessible from the city, and you can enjoy the "Autumn leaves sightseeing" easily. The best time to see is from the late October to early December every year, the trees take on color in red and yellow and you can enjoy a dynamic view of autumn leaves.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of December
    Address Umeji, Kawanehon-cho, Haibara-gun, Shizuoka (MAP)
    MAPCODE 777 037 414*02
  • Shuzenji Katsura Bridge

    Shuzenji Katsura Bridge

    There is a promenade "Chikurin no Komichi" at the Shuzenji River flowing through the Shuzenji Onsen town, known as "Toko no yu" of "Katsuragawa" There are several vermilion - lacquered bridges on Katsura River, and one of them is Katsura Bridge. It is nice to see Katsura Bridge surrounded by autumn leaves and also view the scenery from Katsura Bridge.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address 3463-17 Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka (MAP)
    MAPCODE 116 156 887*03

Aichi

  • Korankei

    Korankei

    Korankei is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves in Japan. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the middle of November to the end of November. When the time comes, about 4 thousand trees such as eleven kinds of maple and Momiji turn red and yellow on the pathway to Kousyakuji temple along Tomoe River, and it is beautifully coloring the surface of Tamoe River. It is illuminated in the night during the season, and you can see a fantastic view of autumn leaves.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address Iimori, Asuke-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 281 458 344*31
  • Kuragari Valley

    Kuragari Valley

    The best time to see autumn leaves in Kuragari valley is from late November to early December. Maple, sawtooth oak, and Japanese zelkova color the whole valley red and yellow, and the harmony with water creates natural beauty. The area is part of Hongusan Prefectural Natural Park known as a picturesque place, and you can enjoy barbecue, camping, fishing, and playing in the river along the valley.

    Best time From the end of November to the beginning of December
    Address 2-2 Makibarahikage, Ishihara-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 681 063 337*36

Mie

  • Gozaisho

    Gozaisho

    Gozaishodake does not turn red as a whole mountain at the same time, but from mid-October, the autumn leaves start from the mountaintop to Yunoyama Onsen Town at halfway up and bottom of the mountain for about a month. The view of the autumn leaves that colorize the face of the mountain from Gozaisho ropeway is also exceptional. There is a promenade from Yamagami Koen Station to the mountaintop, and you can see the view of Lake Biwa and Ise Bay.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of November
    Address Gozaisho, Komono, Komono-cho, Mie-gun, Mie (MAP)
    MAPCODE 566 380 048*53
  • Shouboji Temple

    Shouboji Temple

    In the mid-November to the end of November, it is the most beautiful season of the year, Shoboji Temple colored in red and yellow. During the season, the garden is illuminated and the view of the lighted-up autumn leaves are whimsical. In the south of the precincts, there is Narutani Falls, and it has been popular as a picturesque place since long ago.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address 981 Sakamoto, Fujiwara-cho, Inabe-shi, Mie (MAP)
    MAPCODE 290 311 610*12
  • Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall

    Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall

    At Akameshi Juhachi Fall, the Irohamomiji, Maple, and Yamazakura color the valley in red from the beginning of November to the end of November, and you can enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves with the waterfall that flows down as the background. In the autumn leaf season, hundreds of candles and lights from countless holes in bamboo are shimmering, and various changes in illuminations that light up the valley.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address 861-1 Nagasaka, Akame-cho, Nabari-shi, Mie (MAP)
    MAPCODE 266 535 198*51

Shiga

  • Ishiyamadera Temple

    Ishiyamadera Temple

    The best time to see the autumn leaves of Ishiyama Temple is from mid-November to early December. The main autumn leaves trees are Yamamomiji, Oomomiji, and Irohamomiji, and you can enjoy about 1, 000 vividly colored autumn leaves in the precincts. It turns red slowly instead of turning red at once, and during the autumnal leaves, it is illuminated and you can enjoy a fantastic world.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address Ishiyamadera, Otsu-shi, Shiga (MAP)
    MAPCODE 148 424 424*22
  • Hyakusaiji Temple

    Hyakusaiji Temple

    The best season to see the autumnal leaves of Hyakusaiji Temple in Koto area, Shiga prefecture(the east side of Biwa Lake) is from the beginning of November to the end of November. Hyakusaiji Temple is one of the three mountains in Eastern Biwa Lake with Saimyoji Temple and Kongourinji Temple, and it is designated as one of Japan's Top 100 Autumn Leaves Sites. The whole mountain is clothed in autumn leaves in November, and 81 hectares precincts are designated as national historic sites.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address 323 Hyakusaiji-cho, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga (MAP)
    MAPCODE 566 725 750*57
  • Onyu Pass

    Onyu Pass

    "Onyu Pass" located on the border with Fukui prefecture. The scenery from Onyu Pass attracts visitors. It is also famous as the spot where you can see the sea of clouds in the early morning from October to November every year. From late October, it becomes the best time to see the autumn leaves, and there are many visitors to see the sea of clouds with the autumnal leaves.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Kutsukionyudani, Takashima-shi, Shiga (MAP)
    MAPCODE 852 200 006*11

Kyoto

  • Kyoto Arashiyama

    Kyoto Arashiyama

    The best time to see the autumn leaves of Arashiyama in Kyoto is late November. It is one of the best scenic spots in Kyoto that shows the beauty of the seasons. Especially the beauty of autumn leaves is wonderful, and many tourists visit there. You can see an elegant landscape centering on Togetsu Bridge over the Oigawa River. On the second Sunday in November every year, the Arashiyama Momiji Festival is held.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address Sagatenryujisusukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (MAP)
    MAPCODE 7 635 295*61
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu Temple is one of the most famous places of autumn leaves in Kyoto, especially the autumn leaves of the valley called Kinunkei which covers the stage of Shimizu is the highlight. In the large precinct, you can see about 1, 000 Yamamomiji autumn leaves. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the end of November to the beginning of December, and many tourists visit there every year.

    Best time From the end of November to the beginning of December
    Address 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (MAP)
    MAPCODE 7 559 857*27

Osaka

  • Meijinomori Mino Quasi-National Park

    Meijinomori Mino Quasi-National Park

    Meiji no Mori Mino Quasi-National Park is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves along Mino River in Kansai. The main autumn leaves trees are Irohamomiji, Yamamomiji etc. The promenade of about 2.7 km to the Mino Falls 33 meters high is called Takimichi, the grove of Momiji covers the valley, and you can enjoy the splendid contrast of clear stream and autumn leaves.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address Minookoen, Minoo-shi, Osaka (MAP)
    MAPCODE 52 011 507*70
  • Katsuo-ji Temple

    Katsuo-ji Temple

    The best time to see the autumn leaves of Katsuo Temple is from mid-November to late November every year, the main autumn leaves trees are Momiji, Iroha maple, Ginkgo, and Enkianthusi. When passing through the mountain gate, a large Benzaiten pond from side to side, and red, yellow, and purple color of autumn leaves appear in the deep green mountain. Many people visit to see the autumn leaves of Katsuo Temple.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address 2914-1 Aomatani, Minoo-shi, Osaka (MAP)
    MAPCODE 52 104 458*86

Hyogo

  • Mt. Gobusan Komyoji Temple

    Mt. Gobusan Komyoji Temple

    Gobusan Komyoji Temple is a famous hidden place for its beautiful autumn leaves, it is covered by the autumn leaves trees from both sides of the pathway to the temple, and it is famous as "Momiji Road", which is a tunnel of Momiji. The best time to see autumn leaves is from mid-November to early December, the main autumn leaves are Yamamomiji and Iroha Momiji. The surroundings are beautifully decorated in the autumn leaves season.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address Komyoji, Kato-shi, Hyogo (MAP)
    MAPCODE 133 398 419*77
  • Hara Fudo Waterfall

    Hara Fudo Waterfall

    Hara Fudo Falls consists of 'Otokodaki' and 'Onnadaki' and it is designated as Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls. The contrast of the falls that drops down three series of the rock surface and the autumnal leaves is beautiful. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the end of October to mid-November, and the surroundings of the waterfall are covered with primeval forests of Beech, Mizunara and Urihata Kaede, and you can get a great peace of mind from nature.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Hara, Haga-cho, Shiso-shi, Hyogo (MAP)
    MAPCODE 304 705 346*86

Nara

  • Tanzan Shrine

    Tanzan Shrine

    Tanzan Shrine is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves in Nara Prefecture. The best time to see autumn leaves is from mid-November to early December, and the types of autumn leave trees are Maple, Momiji, Ginkgo etc. About 3, 000 maple trees turn vividly red as a vermillion color of the shrine during the season. You can enjoy the autumn leaves all over the precincts, and many tourists visit there.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address 319 Tonomine, Sakurai-shi, Nara (MAP)
    MAPCODE 36 478 472*03

Wakayama

  • Ryujin Skyline

    Ryujin Skyline

    The best time to see the autumn leaves of the Ryujin Skyline is from late October to early November. The main autumn leaves trees are Beech, Mizunara, Momiji, Sawagurumi, and Azalea. You can see colorful autumnal leaves from side to side of the road that has a full length of 42.7 km connecting Koyasan and Ryujin Onsen, and the entire mountain will be colored in yellow with autumn.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Ryujin, Ryujin-mura, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama (MAP)
    MAPCODE 527 262 736*27

Tottori

  • Ashizu Valley

    Ashizu Valley

    It is a valley leads to Mitaki Dam from Ashizu Power Plant. There are a promenade and resting place around the dam, and you can enjoy walking. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the end of October to the beginning of November, the autumn leaves trees such as Beech, and Tochi, turn red with the green of natural Japanese ceder, and it colors the Valley beautifully. You can see the beauty of the valley with precipices, huge rocks, rapid streams, and chasms.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Ashizu, Chizu-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori (MAP)
    MAPCODE 390 682 687*37
  • Kagikake Pass

    Kagikake Pass

    Kagikaketoge Pass of 910 meters high is an amazing view spot to see the south wall of Oyama. At the end of October, Beech, Nara, Maple, Nanakamado etc. are turned red and you can enjoy vividly colored autumn leaves. Also, you can see the beech forest at the bottom of the mountain and the ridgeline of Oyama. It is worth to see the gradation of deep green, red, and yellow autumn leaves.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Kagikake, Okawara, Kofu-cho, Hino-gun, Tottori (MAP)
    MAPCODE 252 351 127*48

Shimane

  • Adachi Museum of Art

    Adachi Museum of Art

    The beauty of the Japanese garden ADACHI MUSEUM OF ART is world-famous and receiving high evaluations in the media of the United States and France. In the autumn, Enkianthus in the Karesansui-style Garden turns red, and you can feel the gorgeous atmosphere especially this season. You can enjoy the garden view with the harmony of the autumn leaves of natural beauty and beautifully appointed man - made beauty and the borrowed landscape of the mountains in the distance.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address 320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi-shi, Shimane (MAP)
    MAPCODE 109 158 289*71
  • Yushien Garden

    Yushien Garden

    Yushien is a Japanese Garden of Chisen Kaiyu-shiki(style of garden that features a path around a pond), which is a well-kept-secret place for viewing the autumn leaves. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the end of October to the mid-December. It is a famous place in Matsue for overflowing with the autumn leaves in the garden, and more than 300 Iroha Momiji and Doudantsutsuji trees turn red. A viewing party in the night is held in the season, autumn leaves are illuminated after sunset, and it is beautiful to see the reflection of autumn leaves on the water surface of the pond.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of December
    Address 1260-2 Hanyu, Yatsuka-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane (MAP)
    MAPCODE 109 546 461*58

Okayama

  • Okutsu Valley

    Okutsu Valley

    Okutsu Valley is created by eroding the gorge of Okutsu River, and it is a valley designated as a place of national scenic beauty with huge rocks and falls 3km in length. The autumn leaves are particularly wonderful and are popular as one of the best places in western Japan to see autumn leaves. The best time to see autumn leaves is from late October to mid-November. The main autumn leaves trees are Maple, Momiji, Ginkgo, and Beech.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Okutsu, Kagamino-cho, Tomata-gun, Okayama (MAP)
    MAPCODE 544 155 788*37

Hiroshima

  • Kannosekyo

    Kannosekyo

    Kannosekyo is a valley formed by the erosion of Kannose River and has a depth of 300 meters. In autumn, there are deciduous broad - leaved trees such as Beech and Mizunara, and the beauty of the valley colored vividly with autumn leaves is a marvelous view. It is also famous for its beautiful autumn leaves, and a promenade has maintained along the valley with full of natural beauty.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Hitsuta, Kimita-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 883 186 026*80
  • Sandankyo

    Sandankyo

    Sandankyo is a gorge 16 km in length, and there are Kurobuchi, Sarutobi, Nidan Falls, Sandan Falls, and Mitsu along the promenade in a primeval forest. It is called "Five Great Spectacle". The best time to see autumn leaves is from late October to mid-November, the main autumn leaves are Maple, Nara, Zelkova etc. The entire valley turns red and yellow in autumn, it is beautiful.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Shiwagi, Akiota-cho, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 363 757 260*31
  • Buttsuji Temple

    Buttsuji Temple

    Butsuji Temple is a grand head temple of Rinzaishubutsuji sect(one of Japanese Buddhism sect). It is known as one of the famous places of autumn leaves in Hiroshima Prefecture. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the beginning of November to mid-November, and in the fall, Maple and Kaede color the precincts, and especially the approach to the temple covered by autumn leaves are beautiful. Viewing the autumn leaves in the temple is also exceptional.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the middle of November
    Address 22 Motoyama, Takasaka-cho, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 257 138 285*84

Yamaguchi

  • Momijidani Park - Rokkakutei

    Momijidani Park - Rokkakutei

    Momijidani Park is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves in Iwakuni. The exotic building "Rokakutei" at the corner of the park was a gift from Korea. Except for the time of autumn leaves, there are a few visitors only, and it is quiet, but when autumn leaves turn red in the mid- November, it is crowded with many people.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address 1 Yokoyama, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 115 890 778*52
  • Ryosokuji(Momi-ji Temple)

    Ryosokuji(Momi-ji Temple)

    Ryosokuji Temple is called "Momiji Temple". The best time to see autumn leaves is from mid-November to late November, about 150 maple trees are arranged everywhere at Sanmon(gate), approach to the temple, and precincts, and when fall season, the temple is colored in red vividly. It is a small temple but the autumn leaves trees are planted thickly, so you can enjoy the gradation of red, yellow, and green.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address 371 Suzenji, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 93 340 649*40

Tokushima

  • Oboke Koboke

    Oboke Koboke

    Oboke and Koboke are about 8 km valleys along the Yoshino River, that is one of the famous sightseeing spots in Shikoku. The best time to see autumn leaves is from mid-November to late November. You can enjoy the view of nature by excursion boat in a relaxed manner. The autumnal leaves colorize the emerald green shining water surface and white rock faces, and the steep cliff that towers toward the sky.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address Shigezane, Yamashiro-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 357 331 201*03
  • Konose Gorge

    Konose Gorge

    Konosekyo is an area of headwaters of Naka River, known as a scenic spot of autumn leaves, and the beauty of autumn leaves is the best in West Japan. Limestone cliff that forms a V-shaped valley is covered with autumnal leaves, and the harmony of the white rock walls and autumnal leaves are beautiful. The best time to see autumn leaves is from late October to late November, the main autumn leaves are Yamamomiji, Hauchiwakaede etc.

    Best time From the end of October to the end of November
    Address Kitokitagawa, Naka-cho, Naka-gun, Tokushima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 497 129 203*02

Kagawa

  • Kankakei Gorge

    Kankakei Gorge

    Kankakei is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty on the island of Shodoshima as one of Japan's three great canyons. The best time to see autumn leaves is from the beginning of November to the end of November. There are 50 kinds of autumn leaves trees, the contrast of various colors such as red, yellow, orange and brown is beautiful, and you can enjoy the beautiful view of the valley and the Seto Inland Sea from the ropeway connecting the summit from the Kouun Tei.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address Kankakei, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 758 051 462*15
  • Ritsurin Garden

    Ritsurin Garden

    Ritsurin Garden is Kaiyushiki Daimyo Garden completed by the lords of the Takamatsu clan spending more than 100 years. It is designated as a nation's special place of scenic beauty and is much the most beautiful during autumn leaves season. The best time to see autumn leaves is from the end of November to the beginning of December, the main autumn leaves trees are Maple and Ginkgo. You can appreciate the beauty of otherworldly atmosphere of the garden when it illuminates in the night.

    Best time From the end of November to the beginning of December
    Address 1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa (MAP)
    MAPCODE 60 575 229*34

Ehime

  • Mitaki Valley

    Mitaki Valley

    Mitaki Valley Nature Park is a natural park where you can enjoy the beauty of the valley with various waterfalls. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from mid-October to November and leaves that have vividly turned red, it glows in the strangely shaped rocks. A promenade from Shirokawa Shizen Lodge to Mitaki Shrine is maintained and you can take a walk through the most beautiful valley of Shirokawa Town even for beginners.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of November
    Address Kubono, Shirokawa-cho, Seiyo-shi, Ehime (MAP)
    MAPCODE 392 845 668*56
  • Mt. Ishizuchi

    Mt. Ishizuchi

    Mount Ishizuchi is the highest mountain(a 1, 982-metre-high) in western Japan. From the beginning of October, it starts turning red and the best time to see autumn leaves is from the beginning of October to mid-November. The main autumn leaves trees are Beech, Maple, Momiji, Doudantsutsujii etc., it colors "The Waterfall of Goraiko (Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls), and a superb view of "Omogokei"(valley spreading over 10 km to the southern foot of Mt. Ishizuru) at their best time to see is in early November.

    Best time From the beginning of October to the middle of November
    Address Nishida, Saijo-shi, Ehime (MAP)
    MAPCODE 119 198 443*58

Kochi

  • Oare Fall

    Oare Fall

    Oare Waterfall is about 40meters high, rushing down, the autumn leaves in the mountain area are beautiful, and you can enjoy the profundity of Mount Taniaiyama. The best time to see autumn leaves is from mid-November to late November. If you take a walk on the nearby promenade while enjoying the autumn leaves it is perfect for forest bathing. Cross the other side of the waterfall Across the downstream side of the waterfall, and go up the path through a forest for 2km, the magnificent scenery is spread out there.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address Otsuka, Kahoku-cho, Kami-shi, Kochi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 619 127 642*53
  • Yasui Valley

    Yasui Valley

    Yasui Valley has an exceptional scenery surrounded by the mysterious virgin forest. You can enjoy the vividly colored autumnal leaves, cliffs deeply eroded by limestone, and strange rocks and big rocks in the valley about 10 km along Yasui River. The best time to see autumn leaves is from the end of October to the beginning of December, and the main autumn leaves trees are Momiji.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of December
    Address Oya, Niiyodo-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi (MAP)
    MAPCODE 822 008 270*24

Fukuoka

  • Aburayama Shimin no Mori

    Aburayama Shimin no Mori

    The scenic spot for autumn leaves of "Aburayama Sminnomori" is very beautiful from the administrative building to around the campsite. About 670 trees such as Irohamomiji turn red, and the best time to see autumn leaves is from the mid-October to the end of November. If you go up to the suspension bridge opposite of the administrative building, you can see the beautiful autumn leaves, which is called Momijidani.

    Best time From the middle of October to the end of November
    Address 855-4 Hibaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (MAP)
    MAPCODE 13 045 520*85
  • Yusentei Park

    Yusentei Park

    Yusentei Park is a traditional Japanese style garden of Chisenkaiyushiki(style of garden that features a path around a pond), and a hiking trail surrounds the beautiful central pond in the park. It was built in the middle Edo period (1754) as a villa of the sixth lord of Fukuoka Domain. The best time to see the autumn leaves is around mid-November to the end of November, mainly the Momige is beautiful. It is one of the famous places for its beautiful autumn leaves in Fukuoka prefecture.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address 1-46 Yusentei, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (MAP)
    MAPCODE 13 225 102*74

Saga

  • Environmental Art Park

    Environmental Art Park

    "Kankyo Geijutsuno Mori" is known for autumn leaves to those in the know. It is located in the middle of Sakureidake, and it is "Autumn leaves forest" that local people built up in 30 years time. In autumn leaves season, about 10, 000 trees of Maple and Kaede change colors richly. You can rest at "Fuyu Sanso" made of the waste materials of the old houses from 100 years ago.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the end of November
    Address Hirano, Kyuragi-machi, Karatsu-shi, Saga (MAP)
    MAPCODE 182 054 465*21
  • Kunenan

    Kunenan

    Kunenan is a villa built by a top executive in Saga in 1892 and a garden of about 6, 400 square meters built in 9 years time since 1900. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from mid-November to the end of November, and it colores vividly. The main autumn leaves trees are Momiji and Doudantsutsuji, and the contrast between trees of various colors and deep green moss is remarkable.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address 1696 Ikuwa, Kanzaki-machi, Kanzaki-shi, Saga (MAP)
    MAPCODE 87 688 478*03
  • Mikaerino-taki

    Mikaerino-taki

    Mikaeri Waterfall is the largest waterfall 100 meters high in Saga Prefecture, which is designated as Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls. The one with the larger flowing of water is called "Otokodaki waterfall", the one with the less flowing of water is called "Onnadaki waterfall". It is a famous secret place for its beautiful autumn leaves because there are not many tourists. The waterfall area is maintained as "Mikaerinotaki Park", and you can view the waterfall from many angles, and the autumn leaves colored the waterfall area beautifully in Autumn.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address Ikisa, Ouchi-cho, Karatsu-shi, Saga (MAP)
    MAPCODE 182 110 660*51
  • Higashiyoka

    Higashiyoka

    In Autumn, you can see "Umino Koyo(autumn leaves of the sea" at Higashi Yoka coast. The autumn leaves of Shichimensou spread all around, and you can enjoy a different beauty from the autumn leaves in the mountains. Shichimensou is an annual plant, called "autumn leaves of the sea" because it turns reddish-purple around November. The best time to see autumn leaves is from early November to mid-November.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the middle of November
    Address Shimokoga, Higashiyoka-cho, Saga-shi, Saga (MAP)
    MAPCODE 87 140 455*36

Kumamoto

  • Gokanosho

    Gokanosho

    Gokanosho is a mysterious land, which is famous for its Heike legend(Heishi who has been defeated in the war in 1185 escaped, made a village). It is a generic name of five villages of Shiibaru, Kureko, Hagi, Nitao, Momigi. The autumn leaves start turning red from mid-October, and the best time to see is from late October to mid-November. During the season, you can enjoy the autumn leaves that vividly colored in Gokanosho area.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Izumi-machi, Yatsushiro-shi, Kumamoto (MAP)
    MAPCODE 291 025 417*83
  • Umenoki Todoroki Park

    Umenoki Todoroki Park

    There is "Umenoki Todoro Park" suspended bridge across a valley deep in the mountains of further Gokanosho. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from late October to mid-November, and especially the contrast of the suspension bridge and the mountains are beautiful. The length of the bridge is 116 m and height 55 m, the beauty of nature that you can see from the center of the bridge is overwhelming. You can enjoy crossing the bridge while viewing the beautiful autumnal leaves covering the deep V-shaped valley.

    Best time From the end of October to the middle of November
    Address Hagi, Izumi-machi, Yatsushiro-shi, Kumamoto (MAP)
    MAPCODE 291 143 213*51

Oita

  • Ruins of Oka Castle

    Ruins of Oka Castle

    Okajo is known as an impregnable castle surrounded by deep valleys of the precipitous cliff on all sides. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the beginning of November to the mid-November, there are about 2, 000 maple trees in the surrounding areas and you can view bright red Maples and Kaede everywhere. You can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere of "Chikuraku" with a bamboo light around the "History Road" for a limited time.

    Best time From the beginning of November to the middle of November
    Address Taketa, Taketa-shi, Oita (MAP)
    MAPCODE 237 154 816*47
  • Kyusui Valley

    Kyusui Valley

    On the dynamic cliff that lasts through about 2 kilometers of Kyusui gorge, the scenery of autumnal leaves created by coniferous trees and broadleaf trees is overwhelming. There is also an observation deck overlooking the valley. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from late October to late November, and the main autumnal leaves trees are Momiji and Maple. The view from the highest suspension bridge in Japan "KOKONOE "YUME" OTSURIHASH" 173 m high is superb.

    Best time From the end of October to the end of November
    Address Tano, Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita (MAP)
    MAPCODE 269 011 631*83

Miyazaki

  • Ebino High Plain

    Ebino High Plain

    Ebino Plateau at an altitude of 1200 m has an affordable hiking trail that you can go around a pond and the view of the autumn leaves reflected on the cobalt blue lake surface and Karakunidake from the Niko panorama observation deck is superb. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from the end of October to the beginning of November, the main autumn leaves trees are Doudantsutsuji, Maple, and Mizunara.

    Best time From the end of October to the beginning of November
    Address Suenaga, Ebino-shi, Miyazaki (MAP)
    MAPCODE 376 416 080*28

Kagoshima

  • Izumi City

    Izumi City

    Izumi City is the city of samurai residences in Satsuma(Satsuma = current Kagoshima Prefecture). Even today, the streets that have not been changed from the time of construction about 400 years ago, the stone walls and hedges built at both ends of the street, the trees in the garden coupled with the samurai gate and the samurai residences where you can catch a glimpse of, create a calm street scene. The best time to see the autumn leaves is from mid-November to the end of November, the main autumn leaves trees are Momiji and Ginkgo.

    Best time From the middle of November to the end of November
    Address Midori-machi, Izumi-shi, Kagoshima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 226 342 035*14
  • Kiyomizu Magaibutsu

    Kiyomizu Magaibutsu

    The spring water of Shimizu is designated as one of 'the best 100 natural water sources in Japan. There is a rock wall of about 400 m in length that stands like a folding screen on the right bank of the river in the park, and there are the total 193 of Bonji, Gorin Tower (a kind of pagoda that used as a memorial tower/tomb tower), Memorial Tower, Buddhist statue, etc. The best time to see the autumn leaves of Kiyomuzu Magai Butsugun is from mid-November to the beginning of December, and you can enjoy the autumn leaves along Manose River.

    Best time From the middle of November to the beginning of December
    Address Kiyomizu, Kawanabe-cho, Minamikyushu-shi, Kagoshima (MAP)
    MAPCODE 198 590 595*18

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