Japan Autumn leaves forecast for 2019

Autumn is one of the best times to come to Japan. Unlike the week or two that each area has cherry blossoms in full bloom, the autumn leaves stay bright for longer. It makes traveling much easier as you don’t have to worry too much about leaves changing sooner or later if the weather makesContinue reading “Japan Autumn leaves forecast for 2019”

Autumn leaves forecast for 2018

Autumn is one of the best times to come to Japan. Unlike the week or two that each area has cherry blossoms in full bloom, the autumn leaves stay bright for longer. It makes traveling much easier as you don’t have to worry too much about leaves changing sooner or later if the weather makesContinue reading “Autumn leaves forecast for 2018”

Autumn Leaves Forecast 2017

It’s that time of the year again! The autumn leaves are coming out. It’s a great time to visit Japan, as most spots are free to visit. The Autumn colour season is also longer than the cherry blossom season, so there is no chance of missing out on the amazing views. Find out more aboutContinue reading “Autumn Leaves Forecast 2017”

Top 10 Autumn color spots in Kyushu

Kyushu has a host of superb spots for autumn leaves, and these spots are usually quieter than in Tokyo or Kyoto. We have include some in or near the main cities, but also a few that require a short train or bus ride. Be sure to check the discount Kyushu transportation passes to save money onContinue reading “Top 10 Autumn color spots in Kyushu”

Naruko Gorge

Naruko Gorge (鳴子峡) is a stunning Autumn leaves spot in Tohoku. The leaves cover the 100 metre deep gorge with stunning orange and gold colours, so this has become one of Japan’s best places to see the Autumn leaves. There are various walking paths and a train that goes through the gorge. Budget travel tips NarukoContinue reading “Naruko Gorge”

Beautiful autumn leaves in Shinjuku Gyoen

One of the easiest to access and cheapest gardens in Tokyo is Shinjuku Gyoen. Only a short walk from Shinjuku, the huge park has a variety of areas, from Japanese ponds and lakes to French and English gardens. There is also a new, super modern greenhouse with lots of strange, tropical plants. As I live inContinue reading “Beautiful autumn leaves in Shinjuku Gyoen”

Autumn leaves ‘light up’ at Rikugien Garden

While there are many great Japanese gardens in Tokyo for autumn leaves, Rikugien Garden stands out for its ‘light up’ event. From around 6 o’clock until 9pm, visitors can walk around a very stylish light display. The autumn leaves have been expertly lit up! The entrance to the park We took the recommended route to makeContinue reading “Autumn leaves ‘light up’ at Rikugien Garden”

Top 5 Autumn Color Spots in Gifu

Gifu Prefecture in the Chubu region of Japan is a great spot to enjoy the colorful Autumn leaves in Japan. We are lucky to be surrounded by mountains in Gifu which means lots of trees, especially beautiful Japanese maple trees. The best time to view the fall foliage is typically early November to early December.Continue reading “Top 5 Autumn Color Spots in Gifu”

Top 10 Autumn Color Spots in Tokyo

Tokyo has some great places, most free, to see the autumn colors. Unless otherwise mentioned, the time to come for autumn leaves is mid November to early December. 1. Showa Memorial Park This former military base was turned into a huge park many years ago, with so many areas to visit. There is also a traditionalContinue reading “Top 10 Autumn Color Spots in Tokyo”

Autumn Leaves Forecasts

Here are the times for the main areas in Japan for autumn leaves. For a nearby area the timings will be very similar. Enjoy some pics here. Fukuoka and Kyushu – Mid November to late November/early December Tokyo and Kamakura – Mid November to early December Osaka – Mid November to early December Kyoto – Mid November to early December Hiroshima and MiyajimaContinue reading “Autumn Leaves Forecasts”

When to go to Japan

There are pluses and minuses to any season in Japan, but there is always a lot to do whatever time you decide to come. Because Japan is such a long country from north to south, you don’t need to worry as much as for other countries. Spring (March to May) Spring is a great time toContinue reading “When to go to Japan”

A kingdom of cherry blossom trees – Showa Memorial Park

While Showa Memorial Park is a little far way from central Tokyo, it’s worth heading out to see it during the cherry blossom or autumn colour seasons.  The park was opened in 1983 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the last emperor.  As it was created during Japan’s economic boom, it has been well developed, settingContinue reading “A kingdom of cherry blossom trees – Showa Memorial Park”