Japan in the fall is colorful and vibrant. Nature gets covered with beautiful fall foliage throughout the country. It is considered to be one of the most popular fall destinations in the world to experience the fall foliage. A list of exciting autumn festivals are held across the country, and they are quite enjoyable to participate in.

Autumn is the season of the harvest. The Japanese don’t celebrate the season only hunting for momiji (red leaves), but also eating variety of delicious local dishes made of fresh seasonal vegetables and ingredients.

Enkoji temple’s autumn leaves. Photo Credit: Norio NAKAYAMA at Flickr.

Every year in autumn, the notable fall colors spots of Japan attract millions of visitors from all over the world. Kyoto, Tokyo, Hokkaido, Nikko, Aomori, Nara, Hakone, Akita, Kamakura, Osaka, Arashiyama, Aichi, and Miyajima Island are said to be the famous spots for hunting fall foliage.

Hokkaido is known for highlighting the earliest fall foliage in Japan, which occurs in mid-September. Kyoto’s temple & shrines naturally get decorated with thousands of deciduous trees of different kinds. On the main island of Japan, the best time to enjoy autumn leaves is between Late October and Early December.

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

Things to Do and See in japan During Autumn

10 Best Things to Do in Sapporo in Autumn

Autumn has arrived in Hokkaido! The days are getting shorter and the weather cooling off and a lot of things are going to happen from viewing momiji to eating out ...
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8 Best Places to see Autumn Leaves in Fukushima

Where to see the fall foliage in Fukushima Prefecture? Fall in the Tohoku region at its best in mid-October and there are lots of scenic spots in the area where ...
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12 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Kyushu

Kyushu is the third largest of the Japanese islands. It is a vibrant place both culturally and geologically, with the hopping startup hub city of Fukuoka and numerous hot springs ...
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7-Day in Hokkaido Itinerary – September

With the earliest fall foliage spots, Hokkaido is one of the best places to visit in Japan in September. Those leaf-peeping spots are located in Daisetsuzan National Park, where famous ...
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10-Day in Tokyo and Hokkaido Itinerary – December

In Japan, we always get to experience all four season. If you take a trip to Japan in early December, you will be able to experience two seasons, late autumn ...
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10 Best Parks and Gardens to Visit in Tokyo

Gardens and nature have a special place in Japanese culture. Almost every castle has a lovely garden, and the plants and landscaping surrounding Japanese temples are the main features for ...
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13-Day Japan Itinerary – November

When it comes to visiting somewhere else in Asia in November, Japan is hard to beat. Honshu, the largest island of Japan is where you will be traveling around at ...
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7-Day Central Japan Autumn Itinerary

Traveling around the Chubu Region (Central Japan) is one of the best things you can do in Japan in autumn. The area is packed with a number of famous fall ...
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12 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Japan

Wondering where to go this fall to see autumn leaves? It's no secret that Japan boasts some of the most beautiful and iconic fall foliage spots in the world. The ...
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3-Day Osaka Autumn Itinerary

The Kansai Region showcases some of Japan’s most popular destinations and iconic landmarks scattered throughout the cities like Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama and Osaka. When people think of spending few days ...
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What to do in Hokkaido in September

Are you planning to visit Hokkaido in September this year? Is it a good time to visit the island? Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan is one of the best ...
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10 Best Places to Visit in Sapporo in Autumn

One of the beautiful things about Sapporo is the lovely weather it offers during the fall. Temperature here gradually decrease as a result it starts to get cold - not ...
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Hitachi Seaside Park – Travel Guide

Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefecture is an excellent place to visit on your trip to Japan. It’s famous for its blue nemophila, and kochia. This is a spacious seaside ...
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