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

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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10 Best Places to see Autumn Leaves in Tohoku

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

Hokkaido’s autumn foliage is simply awesome. In the fall, throughout the Hokkaido region, the leaves turn from green to a vivid palate of fall yellows, organs and reds. There are ...
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Autumn Leaves in Hokkaido | Japan Fall 2020

In Hokkaido, when the fall season arrives, many visitors embark on a trip to Hokkaido's best leaf-peeping spots. Are you one of them who are planning a fall foliage trip ...
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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 ...
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10 Best Fall Foods to Eat in Japan

Winter is about to roll around but as it is autumn in Japan now, I better introduce you 10 best traditional Japanese autumn foods that you could try. At this ...
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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 hunting ...
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Autumn Leaves in Tohoku | Koyo Season 2021

Tohoku is blessed with beautiful nature and autumn foliage here is fabulous! The Tohoku region consists of six prefectures, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Fukushima. These are the places ...
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10 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

Tokyo in autumn is surprisingly mind-boggling. It is just incredible to experience the fall foliage season in this bustling city of Japan. Today I feature the best autumn foliage spots ...
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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 ...
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Autumn Leaves in Kyoto | Visit Kansai 2020

Kyoto is a heaven of fall foliage. You will feel it when you take a trip to this oldest city of Japan in autumn. The city is known for its ...
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