The 10 Most Beautiful Autumn Leaves Spots In Japan

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Beat Autumn Leaves Spots in Japan – If you are asking when is the best time to visit Japan, one of the popular answer is : autumn. In fact, it’s my personal favourite season in Japan!

The weather is great, not too hot, not too cold. The humidity level is low. But most importantly, from October, the leaves will start to turn yellow, orange, yellow and even red, giving amazing colours to the beautiful natural landscapes of Japan.

This season is called Koyo in Japan, which literally means “red leaves” and one of the most appreciated type of leaves is the Momiji, the maple leaves.

To help you enjoy the autumn colours in Japan, we made a selection of our 10 best spots nationwide. Have a read and visit the ones you prefer! 🙂

The 10 Best Autumn Leaves Spots In Japan

Here’s our selection of the 10 most beautiful autumn leaves places in Japan. Make sure you add them to your itinerary if you are in Japan during autumn season!

  1. Kegon Falls in Nikko
  2. Mount Takao in Tokyo
  3. Meiji Jingu Gaien in Tokyo
  4. Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi Prefecture
  5. Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi Prefecture
  6. Tofukuji Temple in Kyoto
  7. Eikan-do Temple in Kyoto
  8. Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto
  9. Katsuoji temple near Osaka
  10. Minoo Park near Osaka

For your information, we tried to select spots that are easily accessible with public transport. Please also note that we specified below the best time to visit these places but the exact dates may change from one season to the other.

1. Kegon Falls in Nikko

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Without any doubt, Kegon falls is one of the most amazing autumn leaves spots in Japan! It’s located near Nikko which is easily accessible from Tokyo (2h by train). All Nikko area is actually a fantastic place during the Koyo season so make sure you check it out!

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