Japanese autumn is colorful and vibrant. Nature gets covered with beautiful fall foliage across Japan. It is said to be one of the famous destinations in the world to experience  fall foliage. A lot of autumn festivals are held throughout the country and they are quite enjoyable when you start eating the popular autumn dishes including other traditional foods of Japan.

Mount Fuji and Autumn Leaves at Lake Kawaguchi, Japan.

The prominent autumn leaves spots attract millions of visitors from all over the world. Kyoto, Tokyo, Hokkaido, Nikko, Tohoku, Hakone, Kamakura, Tokyo, Aichi, and Miyajima Island are seen to be the famous spots for hunting fall foliage. Kyoto’s temple & shrines naturally get decorated with thousands of maple trees.

Here, get some useful autumn travel guides for a trip to Japan.

Things to Do and See in japan During Autumn


10 Famous Japanese Mountains to Visit in Autumn

Do you want to see stunning fall colors through mountain hiking? Japan is a land of mountains; the communities settled in the mountainous regions throughout the country have developed distinctive cultural traditions. When you embark on a trip to different ...
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10 Beautiful Waterfalls to Visit in Japan in Autumn

Waterfall is said to be one of the most charming things on earth, and essential parts of our nature. It does decorate the surrounding nature in an impressive way that you can’t say it is a boring thing to experience ...
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Autumn Leaves in Tokyo | Japan Koyo 2016

Every autumn, Tokyo - the capital city of Japan comes alive in a stunning blaze of fall colors. I love visiting Tokyo all year round, especially in spring and autumn though! Incredible fall color in this busy city is truly ...
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Autumn Leaves in Osaka | Is it Worth a Visit?

In comparison with the fall colors of Kyoto, Tokyo, Nikko, Nara, Hakone, Kamakura, Hokkaido, and Tohoku, Osaka seems to me a less popular destination. If you take a look at the Kansai region map then you would see that its ...
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Hokkaido Autumn Itinerary | Travel Plan 2016

Many people think and say that Hokkaido’s autumn foliage is not as awesome as Kyoto. Practically, it is wrong and you should ignore them who say such a thing which could even mislead you from experiencing a great holiday to ...
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Sapporo Autumn Fest 2016 | Visit Sapporo

Sapporo city never sleeps! You can feel this atmosphere right in the center of downtown Sapporo all year round. It hosts some of the most entertaining & eye-catching annual festivals of Hokkaido such as the World’s greatest Snow Festival (Sapporo ...
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Autumn Leaves in Nara | Discover Nara 2016

Traveling to Nara prefecture in the fall often means sharing loving-kindness (metta). Do you know why? Nara is home to many beautiful sacred temples including hundreds of sacred deer with fawns. They mostly roam around Nara Park freely while on ...
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Autumn Leaves in Kamakura 2016

Kamakura is exceptionally beautiful place to travel to, especially in autumn though. It is packed with breathtaking scenic beauty, impressive history, and Buddhist temples, with the autumn foliage making it all the more spectacular. During fall, whether you are in ...
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Autumn Leaves in Hakone | Visit Kanagawa

Autumn in Hakone is impressive as it claims to have the best fall color in Japan. It is worth spending some time in Hakone both in spring and autumn seasons. Hakone’s glorious spring and autumn nature has overwhelmed so many ...
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10 Best Places to see Autumn Leaves in Tohoku

Leaf peeping trip to Tohoku this autumn season would be a great holiday idea for you. In fact Tohoku is seen to be one of the perfect autumn holiday destinations in Japan. The region is well known for its picturesque ...
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10 Best Places to see Autumn Leaves in Hokkaido

Hokkaido’s autumn foliage is simply awesome. In the fall, all across the Hokkaido region, the leaves turn from green to a vivid palate of fall yellows, organs and reds. There are many places on this island that are great to ...
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Autumn Leaves in Hokkaido | Japan Fall Season 2016

In Hokkaido, when fall season rolls in - you are requested not to fall back. Yes - you stay right there, I have got to tell you something very important. Can you just imagine a view of colorful fall foliage ...
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Apple Picking Season in Aomori

Apple is an icon of Aomori prefecture. If Furano is famous for its lavender fields then Aomori certainly is for its apple orchards. Aomori, the northernmost prefecture on the mainland of Japan produces more than half of the total apple ...
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10 Best Fall Foods to Eat in Japan

Winter is about to roll around but as it is autumn here in Japan now, I better introduce you 10 best traditional Japanese autumn foods that you could try. At this time of year, people are getting outside home and ...
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Autumn Leaves in Nikko | Visit Tochigi

Autumn leaves season brings a lot of joys to every resident of Nikko knowing that its economy fully depends on tourism. They welcome fall season and start preparing for momiji especially the areas that are located outside the main town ...
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Hachimantai in Autumn

Autumn Leaves in Tohoku | Koyo Season 2016

Tohoku is blessed with nature and autumn foliage here is fabulous! Tohoku region consists of six prefectures, they are: Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Fukushima. These are the places where colorful autumn foliage is expected to be seen from ...
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10 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

Tokyo’s best autumn foliage/leaves spots could overwhelm you just as these had overwhelmed me last year while seeing the autumn colors there. Everything was just perfect to hunt Momijigari for me. Each and every year I try to explore koyo ...
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10 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Kyoto

Planning your fall foliage trip to Kyoto? These 10 destinations are famous for their stunning fall colors and come alive with red, yellow and orange leaves for at least a month each fall. The ancient city - Kyoto is colorful, ...
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Autumn Leaves in Kyoto | Visit Kansai Region

Kyoto is a heaven of autumn colors, this is what I actually think of every time I visit to this oldest city of Japan. Indeed it is! Kyoto itself is very famous destination for hosting many breathtaking seasonal annual festivals ...
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Autumn Leaves in Miyajima | Visit Hiroshima

When we think about traveling to Miyajima (Itsukushima) Island we surly first think of its famous Floating Torii Gate. It welcomes visitors to the island. This island is majestic and mysterious that becomes much more than beautiful during the fall ...
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