Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture
Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate prefecture(11〜18)

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 11:
Hachimantai (八幡平) in Hachimantai

First colors: End of September
Color Peak: Beginning of October
Event: Hachimantai Autumn Leaves Festival
Date: Mid-October (usually)
Access: 1,5hour Iwate Kenpoku Bus ride from JR Morioka Station; 1hour bus ride from Obuke Station (JR Hanawa Line)
Address: Dai 1 Chiwari-515-5 Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai, 028-7302 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★☆☆

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 12:
Morioka Castle Site Park – Iwate Park (盛岡城跡公園・岩手公園) in Morioka

First colors: End of October
Color Peak: Beginning of November
Recommended Spots: The bridge which connects the outer citadel and the inner citadel.
Access: 6min bus ride from JR Morioka Station; 25min walk from JR Morioka Station
Address: Uchimaru 1-37, Morioka-shi, 020-0023 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★☆☆

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 13:
Geto Plateau Onsen Village (夏油高原温泉郷) in Kitakami

First colors: Beginning of October
Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of October
Recommended Spots: Trekking route between Geto Plateau Ski Area and Geto Onsen
Access: 1hour bus ride from Kitakami Station (JR Kitakami Line, JR Tohoku Main Line, JR Tohoku Shinkansen)
Address: Iwasakai Shinden, Waga-cho, Kitakami-shi, 024-0322 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★★☆

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 14:
Sennin Pass (仙人峠) in Kamaishi

First colors: Middle of October
Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November
Recommended Spots: Sennin tunnel
Access: 3min taxi ride from Rikuchu-Ohashi Station (JR Kamaishi Line)
Address: Ohashi, Kasshi-cho, Kamaishi-shi, 026-0055 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★☆☆

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 15:
Mount Kurikoma (栗駒山) in Ichinoseki

First colors: End of September
Color Peak: Beginning of October
Access: 1,5hour bus ride from Ichinoseki Station (JR Tohoku Main Line, JR Ofunato Line, JR Tohoku Shinkansen)
Address: Genbi-cho, Ichinoseki-shi, 021-0101 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★☆☆

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 16:
Chusonji Temple (中尊寺) in Nishiiwai – Hiraizumi

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture

First colors: Middle of October
Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November
Recommended Spots: Around the golden temple hall, the scripture hall and the main hall
Event: Autumn Fujiwara Festival
Date: November 1st to 3rd (usually)
Access: 5min taxi ride from Hiraizumi Station (JR Tohoku Main Line); 30min taxi ride from Ichinoseki Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen, JR Tohoku Line, JR Ofunato Line)
Address: 202 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, 029-4102 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★★☆

Hiraizumi consists of temples, gardens and more than 3,000 national treasures and important cultural properties that date back to the 11th and 12th centuries. The entire expanse, impressive and dazzling in appearance, was originally built by the Ohsu Fujiwara warrior …

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 17:
Geibikei (猊鼻渓) in Ichinoseki

First colors: Middle of October
Color Peak: End of October
Access: 5min walk from Geibikei Station (JR Ofunato Line); 35min bus ride from Hiraizumi Station (JR Tohoku Main Line); 42min bus ride from Ichinoseki Station (JR Tohoku Main Line, JR Ofunato Line, JR Tohoku Shinkansen)
Address: 467 Machiaza, Higashiyamachonagasaka, Ichinoseki-shi, 029-0302 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★★☆

Fall Foliage Destinations in Iwate 18:
Genbikei (厳美渓) in Ichinoseki

First colors: Middle of October
Color Peak: End of October
Access: 20min bus ride until the terminal stop into Genbikei direction from JR Ichinoseki Station (JR Tohoku Main Line, JR Ofunato Line, JR Tohoku Shinkansen)
Address: Taki no ue, Genbi-cho, Ichinoseki-shi, 021-0101 Iwate
Ranking: ★★★★☆

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Original article published: April 2, 2018

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