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 autumn foliage. A list of exciting autumn festivals are held, 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

7 Days in Hokkaido Autumn Itinerary (Mid-Late October)

Do you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of the fall season? If you want to visit a place that is like stepping into another planet and becomes breathtakingly ...
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6 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Sapporo

Autumn is a great time to plan a trip to Sapporo to explore its fantastic views of cascading colors. Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido, is one of Japan's top ...
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Japan Autumn Travel Guide

Autumn is a wonderful season when the Japanese like to go out for leaf-peeping. To admire the outdoor autumn beauty, some prefer going for hike in the wild while some ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Autumn Leaves in Tokyo | Japan Koyo 2020

Every autumn, Tokyo comes alive in a stunning blaze of fall colors. I love visiting Tokyo year-round, especially in spring and autumn though! Incredible fall color in this busy city ...
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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 ...
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Autumn Leaves in Aichi | Koyo 2020

Aichi is one my favorite destinations in the Chubu region. It is a prefecture, comprises of 38 (thirty eight) cities of which Nagoya is the capital city. If I only ...
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Hokkaido Autumn Itinerary | Travel Plan 2020

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 ...
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Sapporo Autumn Fest 2020 | Visit Sapporo

Sapporo city never sleeps! You can feel this atmosphere right in the center of the city year round. It hosts some of the most entertaining & eye-catching annual festivals of ...
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Autumn Leaves in Nara | Travel Guide 2020

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 ...
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Autumn Leaves in Kamakura 2020

Kamakura is a beautiful and historic place to visit year-round. Though, the best time to visit the city is in spring and autumn. It is packed with breathtaking scenery, easy ...
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Autumn Leaves in Hakone 2020 | 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 ...
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