Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan

From wild and majestic natural landscapes to delicate and historical Japanese gardens, Japan is filled with travel-worthy spots during the autumn season. WAttention presents the ultimate map of fall foliage destinations to help you plan your autumn getaway in Japan. We will continue to update this page, so please stay tuned!


Hokkaido, the great landmass in the north of Japan, boasts sweeping natural landscapes and a variety of adventures and activities. It is also the first region in Japan where you can enjoy autumn leaves in the fall. Some regions would even reach their full splendor as early as September.
Quick jump links:

6Lake Onneto
Beginning of October

9Jozankei (Hoheikyo Dam)
Beginning to mid October

11Sounkyo Waterfall
Middle of October


Tohoku is located in the northeastern part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures — Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima. The region is famous for its jaw-dropping scenery, magnificent temples, unique culture, delicious food and friendly people.


Kanto is located on Japan’s Honshu island and consists of seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. As the most densely populated area in Japan, Kanto, especially Tokyo, is the hub of culture and home to striking contrasts of modern urban advances, historical traditions and natural landscapes big and small.


Kansai is located in the southern central part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures: Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. Often cited as the true cultural and historical heart of Japan, Kansai boasts a variety of cultural, historical, and gastronomical wonders that will leave you hungry for more.
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