Fall Foliage Map

From Hokkaido to Okinawa

Explore Japan in autumn with this foliage map of 2019. Click on each region to see on the calendar when the leaves will change color.
  • HOKKAIDO
    JOZANKEI
    JOZANKEI
    In a region known for its scenery, these hillsides covered in multi-colored fall foliage stand out. Plus, there are boats!
  • TOHOKU
    TSUTANUMA LAKE (AOMORI)
    TSUTANUMA LAKE (AOMORI)
    When the weather cools, the hillsides surrounding this lake turn a brilliant red-orange, reflecting in the still water.
  • KANTO
    IROHAZAKA HILL (TOCHIGI)
    IROHAZAKA HILL (TOCHIGI)
    Hop in the car and take on some hairpin turns to enjoy this scenic hillside's autumn leaves to the fullest.
  • TOKYO
    THE JINGU GAIEN GINKGO AVENUE
    THE JINGU GAIEN GINKGO AVENUE
    Right in a central Tokyo park, these rows of ginkgo trees create a yellow canopy overhead, straight out of a movie.
  • CHUBU
    NAGOYA CASTLE & MEIJO PARK
    NAGOYA CASTLE & MEIJO PARK
    During Nagoya Castle's yearly autumn festival, autumn leaves surround this historic castle with changing colors.
  • KANSAI
    KITANO TENMANGU SHRINE (KYOTO)
    KITANO TENMANGU SHRINE (KYOTO)
    Sip some matcha as you watch the maple leaves drift around this long-standing shrine, before checking out the monthly flea market!
  • CHUGOKU
    MOMIJIDANI PARK (HIROSHIMA)
    MOMIJIDANI PARK (HIROSHIMA)
    People love to see Miyajima's deer (and its famous shrine) all year long, and what's a better backdrop than a maple-filled garden?
  • SHIKOKU
    IYA VALLEY (TOKUSHIMA)
    IYA VALLEY (TOKUSHIMA)
    A valley full of picturesque views, from rushing rivers and the rope bridges above them, to endless fall leaves.
  • KYUSHU
    TAKACHIHO GORGE (MIYAZAKI)
    TAKACHIHO GORGE (MIYAZAKI)
    Float through this deep gorge, carved out of solidified lava, and don't forget to turn your face upwards to see the seasonal foliage.
  • OKINAWA
    ZAMAMI ISLAND
    ZAMAMI ISLAND
    Okinawa doesn't have true autumn foliage, but the changing color of the tropical Japanese wax trees is just as beautiful.
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Hokkaido Tohoku Kanto Tokyo Chubu Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa

Foliage color as of 11/18

LEAVES STILL GREEN
STARTING TO CHANGE COLOR
BEST TIME FOR VIEWING
COLOR STARTING TO FADE
LEAVES HAVE FALLEN