Red Maple, Japan. Photo Credit: Marufish at Flickr.

Fall season is one of the beautiful seasons that you can discover its absolute beauty in Japan. The viewing of Autumn leaves is called momijigari in Japanese. The map shown below indicates that how the autumn foliage season of Japan goes downward from the top elevations. Typically, Japan’s autumn foliage season starts in mid September in the Hokkaido region. The average time for appearing autumn foliage in Japan may vary depending on temperatures. You should always be careful of the fall foliage forecast. Usually, it is published in different media such as on TV, newspaper, radio, website and regional tourist centers throughout Japan. You can feel the autumn atmosphere in different places from Mid October to Early December except Hokkaido region. Though some part of Kanto and Chubu regions get colorful with autumn foliage in late-September.

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Region and PlaceEstimated Viewing Time
HokkaidoLate September to Late October
TohokuEarly October to Early November
KantoLate October to Early December
ChubuLate October to Early December
Kansai Early November to Early December
Chugoku Early November to Late November
Shikoku Mid November to Early December
Kyushu Early November to Late November
IwateEarly October to Late October
MiyagiLate October to Early November
KamakuraLate November to Early December
AichiEarly November to Late November
NagoyaMid November to Early December
TokyoLate November to Early Decmeber
KyotoMid November to Early December
NikkoEarly October to Mid November
NaraEarly November to Early December
OsakaMid November to Early December
HakoneEarly November to Late November
MiyajimaEarly November to Late November

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