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Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan


Fall Foliage is called "kouyou" in Japanese, and the kanji (Chinese characters) for "kouyou" means red leaves and also indicates Japanese maples (momiji). Beautiful kouyou can be viewed from late September to early December in various regions. Please note that the best time to view fall foliage slightly changes every year.


Great onsen hot springs and beautiful fall faliage attract many visitors to Hokkaido in autumn.

Tohoku Region

Tohoku (northeast) region is rich in nature and is a good destination for fall foliages. 

Kanto Region

Kanto region offers many fall foliage viewing spots, including gardens in Tokyo and Kamakura.

Chubu Region

Chubu region is also rich in nature and has many beautiful fall foliage spots. 

Kinki Region

Kinki region viewing spots includes many popular destinations in Kyoto.

Chugoku Region

Fall foliage viewing spots in western region of Honshu island are listed.

Shikoku Region

Here are some spots in Shikoku.

Kyushu Region

Kyushu is rich in nature and offers many fall foliage viewing spots.

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